Shareholder Dan Desko is responsible for managing and leading a team of IT security professionals with diverse experiences, from former NSA cyber-operators, to data forensic pros and network hacking gurus.
Sue has more than 25 years of public accounting and industry experience with particular expertise in tax matters affecting nonprofit organizations. She is an experienced tax and business advisor with a background in both internal and external settings, providing clients with timely, innovative and high-quality advice on a broad array of compliance, planning, regulatory and business issues. Sue’s clients include colleges, universities, secondary educational organizations, arts and cultural organizations, religious organizations, business and professional associations and private foundations.
Sue’s experience includes representing clients in connection with seeking and receiving audit representation, obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status, foreign information reporting governance and operating issues, and technical advice on matters such as public charity/private foundation qualification, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, unrelated business income, executive compensation and fringe benefit matters and Form 990 and Form 990T compliance.
Sue instructs the firm's personnel and clients in tax issues affecting exempt organizations. She is a frequent speaker on tax aspects of exempt organizations.
J.D. - University of Pittsburgh
B.A. - St. Mary's College
Chair—Schneider Downs Tax Practice
Chair—Schneider Downs Nonprofit Industry Group
Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Associate Member—AICPA Exempt Organization Technical Resource Panel
Member—National Association of College and University Business Officers
Former Chair and Board Member—Vincentian Collaborative System
Advisory Panel Member—PowerLink
Member—Pennsylvania Bar Association
Board of Trustees—FISA Foundation
Board of Directors—Portiuncula Foundation
Advisory Committee Member—United Way, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
I love every sport with a letter K and I: skiing, biking and hiking.
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Treat each day as the gift that it is.
Who is your role model?
What was your childhood dream?
To become a ski instructor
People would be surprised to know that I…
lived in a cave for a week on the island of Corfu
What was your first job?
Switchboard operator for a convent
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Own your career but remember that it is a marathon not a sprint.
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