Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honorees

Westchester Campuses Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree

Daniel Scotto, MBA '76
Founder and CEO, Whitehall Financial Advisors, LLC


  [Daniel Scotto]
Dan Scotto has had an unprecedented career on Wall Street—for nine consecutive years, Scotto ranked "First Team" in Institutional Investor's ALL-AMERICAN analyst survey. He was asked to asses the financial risks surrounding the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and the financial collapse of Enron. Moreover, he was appointed as the Examiner in the National Energy & Gas Transmission bankruptcy and Financial Integrity Witness for Pacific Gas & Electric. In addition, as Director of Research at L. F. Rothschild, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Bear Stearns, he elevated each research department to "First Team" according to Institutional Investor's annual fixed income survey.

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.

New York City Campus Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree

John Chapman, BBA '77
Audit Partner and Board Director, KPMG, LLP


  [John Chapman]
John Chapman is an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP. Currently John serves as the Global Lead Partner and Audit Signing Partner on Pepsi. John is also a member of KPMG LLP's Board of Directors. John is the Chair of the KPMG Board's Professional Practice, Ethics and Compliance Committee and the Compensation and Pension Committee. John has extensive experience serving as the Lead Partner and Audit Signing Partner for various large multinational clients. John's experience includes financial statement audits, SEC reporting, initial public offerings, SOX compliance, and spin-off/carve-out transactions.

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.