New York State Society of CPAs Appoints Calvin Harris, Jr., CPA Incoming CEO

Washington D.C. (May 3, 2022) – The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) recently announced the appointment of Calvin Harris, Jr., CPA as their incoming chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2022. Harris has 30 years of executive–level experience working with complex organizations in the nonprofit space.

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Harris’ has a wide range of experience. including working as a CFO, auditor, forensic accountant, and consultant throughout his career. Harris joins NYSSCPA from his most recent role serving as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer for the National Urban League (NUL), based in New York City. Prior to joining NUL, he was the Vice President for Administration and Finance for the Baltimore City Community College.

The Baltimore Business Journal named Harris a “Best in Finance: CFO” award recipient, and twice he has been named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today magazine. Calvin received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Morehouse College in 1992.


Founded in 1897, NYSSCPA is a 501(c)(6) membership association for certified public accountants (CPAs) and finance professionals in New York state, and aims to educate, connect, and grow the careers of its nearly 24,000 professional members.

NYSSCPA fulfills this commitment to its membership through in-person and online networking opportunities, professional education, and prominent industry publications such as The CPA Journal.

NYSSCPA also runs the Foundation for Accounting Education, a 501(c)(3) organization that administers continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and finance professionals. FAE offers courses in accounting, auditing, taxation, industry-specific topics, ethics, and advisory services in multiple formats, including live and online courses, and full- and half-day conferences and seminars.

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Founding the firm in 2006 with a mission to combine his search expertise with nonprofit board experience, David Martin now leads a highly experienced, diverse team of 15, combining in-depth client analysis with the latest search technologies to create effective, personalized searches. Since the day he founded the firm, David has personally taken a leadership role with every search, for every client.