With so many employees are now working remotely for the first time, WCA has brought experts together to discuss best practices in managing a remote workforce. Join two senior leaders from CohnReznick as they address common challenges employers are facing, how managers can support remote employees, technology concerns, and more.
David Kessler, Chief Executive Officer, Stephen J. Harrison, Office Managing Partner-White Plains, Construction Industry-Northeast Regional DirectorJason Chapin, WCA’s Director of Workforce Development will moderate this panel.
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David Kessler is Chief Executive Officer of CohnReznick with responsibility for overseeing the strategic priorities, operations, people, and client service initiatives for the firm. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Board and other firm leaders to realize CohnReznick’s sense of purpose: creating opportunities for our people, making a difference for our clients, and strengthening our communities. David has over 30 years of experience providing audit, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries, representing clients nationally.
Before his election as CEO, David was Managing Partner – Real Estate Industry where he oversaw the firm’s largest practice group consisting of affordable housing, commercial real estate, construction, corporate real estate, and tax credit services. As a community development leader, David represented lenders, developers, syndicators, private equity funds, institutional investors such as life insurance companies and pension funds, asset management companies, property management companies, REITs, and loan funds. His work included assisting clients with a variety of tax incentives and credit programs including low-income housing tax credits, New Markets Tax Credits, historic tax credits, energy credits, and Opportunity Zones.
David designed and has taught a real estate accounting graduate-level course at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation as part of each university’s graduate degree program in real estate development. He has been a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences throughout the country.
Stephen J. Harrison, CPA, is Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s White Plains office. With more than 35 years of public accounting experience, he is also the Northeast Regional Director of the Firm’s Construction Industry Practice. Steve provides accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a diverse group of construction industry clients and specializes in performing internal control studies and litigation support services. His clients include construction contractors and engineering firms that serve both the private and public works sectors.
Steve has written on numerous topics related to financial issues in the construction industry and is a regular presenter to financial institutions on how to properly underwrite construction contractors.