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Luzerne County Native and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ParenteBeard, Robert J. Ciaruffoli to Kick-Off Season 5 of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
(2012-09-25)
Luzerne County native and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ParenteBeard, Robert J. Ciaruffoli will be WVIA President Bill Kelly’s guest on the kick-off of season 5 of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal series on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.
(wvia) - Robert J. Ciaruffoli, chairman and chief executive officer of ParenteBeard will be WVIA President Bill Kelly's guest on the kick-off of season 5 of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal series on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Bob Ciaruffoli is chairman and chief executive officer of ParenteBeard LLC, a top 25 U.S. CPA and business advisory firm with 19 offices in six states. As ParenteBeard's CEO, Bob is responsible for the operations of the $175 million accounting, tax and business advisory firm. Under his leadership, ParenteBeard has experienced rapid and consistent growth and has expanded its service offerings to include a variety of industry, advisory and specialty services.

A 36-year veteran of the accounting profession, Bob is an active member of both state and national accounting industry professional organizations. He serves as a board member for the International Board of Baker Tilly International, as well as chairman for the organization's North American Regional Council. Keenly aware of his social responsibilities, Bob strives to be a continually engaged member of the community. He is involved with several civic and charitable organizations, and he is a member of the board of directors and the vice president of finance of the Union League of Philadelphia.

Bob was raised in Swoyersville and Forty-Fort and spent his high school years attending Central Catholic High School in Kingston. Bob went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kings College. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps prior to beginning his career.

This season of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal series, produced in association with the Citizens' Voice, its sister publication the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and Lamar Advertising and presented by Via Studios Global, features regional business people who have built or grown a successful business, developed a commitment to philanthropy and who enjoy mentoring the next generation.

Additional interviewees this season include Atty. Douglas Clark, Jeff Hager, Thomas R. White, Dr. Jerome W. Jordon, Dr. William Jordon Jr., Dr. Arthur Jordon, Max Bartikowsky, Emmanuel D. Pons, Norm Shores, Glenda Shores, Glen Shores, Ryan Shores, Renee Shores, George Baab, John Baab, Kevin Baab, Birch Phillips Jr., Annmarie Phillips, Trey Phillips, Nada Jennings Gilmartin, Bruce Lefkowitz, Edward J. Maier, J. Fred Maier, Mark A. Nobile, Rocky Sabatelle, Jane Sabatelle, Jason Sabatelle, Joseph Mesko Jr., Dr. Susan Sordoni, Davis R. Chant, Doug Barbacci, Ruth Jones, Dave Jones, Scott Levy, Robert R. McGregor, Virginia McGregor, Bob Lizza, Jim Barrett, Debra Barrett, Dr. Guido Boriosi, Helen Lavelle, Jeff Hopeck, Christopher Evans, John Grow, Patrick McMahon, Allison Ruger, Mary Beth Guyette, and Seymour Holtzman.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV with encores airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. on WVIA TV. It also airs as a 30 minute program Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on WVIA FM.

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