Mr. Semenza has pursued two careers, spending thirty-three years in accountingwhere he became a certified public accountant in New York State and a partner with the international accounting fi rm of KPMG Peat Marwick, and seventeen years as a professor of accounting at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.
His career in accounting enabled him to travel to many parts of the world and to become an active member of the accounting profession where he served on numerous committees. He was a nationally recognized expert in the field of employee benefit plans and has given expert testimony on the subject in Washington DC before a joint committee of the United States Congress. His professional honors include induction into the National Honor Society of the Institute of Management Accountants and to the Forty-year Honorary Member Club of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The honor he is most proud of is his induction into the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Inspirational Hall of Fame.
During his tenure at the university, he lectured in the fields of accounting and auditing and coauthored a book on corporate scandal entitled Enron and Beyond. He has been included in Who's Who among America's Teachers.
Mr. Semenza has always sought to balance his business careers with his personal life and actively participates in a variety of endeavors, including downhill and cross-country skiing, sailing, windsurfing, roller blading, kayaking, and biking.
He has been married to his wife, Marie, for fifty years, and they have three children and four grandchildren. He currently divides his time between Hamden, Connecticut, and Saratoga Springs, New York. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.