Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honorees
Westchester Campuses Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree
Daniel Scotto, MBA '76
Founder and CEO, Whitehall Financial Advisors, LLC
Mr. Scotto began his career at S&P; in the Corporate Bond Rating division, having primary analytical responsibilities for all "regulated" industries: electric/natural gas utilities, telephone companies, Rail Roads, and Airlines. In 1982, L. F. Rothschild's (LFR) hired Mr. Scotto as Director of Corporate Bond Research and Senior Utility Analyst and Managing Director/Partner, where he remained through the LFR Bankruptcy in 1988. Mr. Scotto and his research team joined DLJ as Director of High Grade and High Yield Research. In 1994, Mr. Scotto moved to Bear Stearns & Co, responsible for Global Fixed Income Research and retaining his analytical responsibilities. BNP Paribas sought out Mr. Scotto to form a top-rank high-grade research department in April 2000 and remained the firm's Senior Utility Analyst. Scotto's views on the energy industry frequently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and Public Utility Fortnightly as well as sponsored conferences on Structural changes in the Electric Utility Industry.
In 1998 and 1999 Mr. Scotto advised Presidential Candidate Al Gore on expanding the role of "green energy" as part of his National Energy campaign strategy. Partly based on his 15 years of experience dealing with Texas regulators, in 2001 the Bush Administration called upon Mr. Scotto to comment on California's energy crisis and the current status of U.S. energy supply.
Mr. Scotto holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University (With Honors) and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College.
John Chapman, BBA '77
Audit Partner and Board Director, KPMG, LLP
John has served as the Lead Partner and Audit Signing Partner for some of the firm's most significant clients including Pepsi, Pfizer, Celanese Corp., Hoechst AG, Hoechst Corp., and Hoechst Marion Roussel. He also serves as the Account Executive on Cytec, Sealed Air and Chemtura. John has held various leadership positions in the Firm over the years, including serving as the Global Chair of KPMG's Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals sector and Consumer and Industrial Markets Leadership team.
John holds a BBA '77 in Accounting Practice from Pace University, New York and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and New York and New Jersey Societies of CPAs. He is a Trustee of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund and a member of Lumen Leadership Institute's NYC Chapter. John and his wife, Wendy, and four children reside in Peconic, NY and NYC.