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Citrin Cooperman Announces Partner Patricia A. Cummings as Chief Risk Officer

New York City, NY (September 2023) - Citrin Cooperman is proud to announce that Partner Patricia A. Cummings has moved full time to the position of Chief Risk Officer of Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC, working to identify, monitor, and mitigate key risks facing the firm. Cummings is responsible for Citrin Cooperman’s risk governance and strategy for risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and other oversight bodies. Additionally, Cummings oversees risk management including confidentiality & data privacy, regulatory matters, independence and conflicts, ethics & compliance, and sanctions compliance. She works collaboratively with the Office of the General Counsel and Chief Information Officer to ensure that all Citrin Cooperman professionals are committed to quality and integrity. Cummings is a member of Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC’s senior leadership team.

“Pat has been an incredible asset to Citrin Cooperman, and her position as Chief Risk Officer will ensure that our firm maintains the highest level of regulatory and security compliance and sets the stage for industry best practices,” shared Citrin Cooperman CEO Alan Badey. “Her deep knowledge of the professional services landscape and her long-established career of excellence are only two of the many reasons she is a great fit for this role.”

Cummings’ team provides independent oversight and guidance for managing risk and ensuring compliance, including the development and implementation of risk management measures across the firm. Her team leads efforts to build and sustain a strong culture in which all employees understand the importance of managing risk to deliver responsible growth and serve our clients and communities.

“Citrin Cooperman’s risk management profile is evolving rapidly as new risks emerge. It is a challenge to stay ahead of the curve and strengthen the firm’s risk management program to protect the firm’s reputation, its clients, partners, staff, and its other stakeholders,” said Cummings. “I look forward to continuing to build on our existing programs and deliver a best-in-class enterprise risk management program to safeguard the future of the firm.”

Cummings has a deep understanding of Citrin Cooperman’s business and has served in several senior roles throughout the firm, most recently as President, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, an MBA from Dowling College, as well as post-graduate certifications from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. In addition, she is a well-sought out speaker on accounting and financial reporting issues as well as a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of fairness in the workplace. Cummings is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.

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