White Plains, New York (July 14, 2015) Archbishop Stepinac High School has named Kevin J. Keane of White Plains, Managing Partner of O’Connor Davies, LLP, and a distinguished alumnus (Class of ’74), Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Keane succeeds William F. Plunkett, Jr. (Class of ’58) who served as the Board’s first Chair since its creation five years ago.
Rev. Thomas Collins (Class of ’79), Stepinac President, said: “It is fitting that Kevin Keane, who has long served his alma mater with distinction and played an instrumental role as one of the founding trustees of the Board, will lead the critically important work of this remarkable group of talented and committed individuals. I and other members of the school’s administration look forward to working with Kevin and the Board members to reinforce our school’s position as one of the nation’s 50 top ranked Catholic High Schools and as one of the region’s preeminent private high schools.”
In 2009, Keane was named one of seven officers of the nascent Board of Trustees which had been established following approval by the New York State Board of Regents of Stepinac’s charter as an independent high school with the Archdiocese of New York. Keane also served as Treasurer during the school’s transition into a new era in which the Board would oversee Stepinac’s operations, not the Archdiocese.
Chairman Emeritus Plunkett noted: “There is no question that Kevin’s business acumen and extensive experience in financial and strategic planning were instrumental in helping the Board to establish a strong financial foundation it needed to succeed as a an independent school,” adding: “At a time when other schools faced serious budget cutbacks during the great recession, Kevin’s tireless efforts in mobilizing support for key initiatives made it possible for Stepinac to make significant investments that have made the school a standard bearer in technology and academic excellence and a preeminent leader in Catholic education.”
Keane’s career with O’Connor Davies, LLP has spanned more than 30 years. As Managing Partner and a Member of the Executive Committee, he has led the emergence of O’Connor Davies, LLP as one of the preeminent, full-service Certified Public Accounting and consulting firms with nine offices in New York, New Jersey. Connecticut and Maryland. It is also the largest CPA firm in Westchester.
A CPA, Keane has extensive experience in all areas of accounting and tax planning services and specializes in dealing with closely held businesses and their owners as well as expertise in mergers and acquisitions, financial and strategic planning.
Long active in community affairs, in addition to Stepinac, Keane has served on the boards and financial committees of various not-for-profit organizations including the JohnA.ColemanSchool of the ElizabethSetonPediatricCenter, Lititz Watch Technicum and the IrishArtsCenter. He is also a director and founder of The Westchester Bank.
In 2012, Keane’s commitment to the community through corporate giving and philanthropic work were recognized by Stepinac’s Board of Trustees when it honored him with its Corporate Citizenship Award, presented to exemplary alumni.
He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from SUNY Albany and a MBA in corporate finance from PaceUniversity.
Founded in 1948, ArchbishopStepinacHigh School’s mission is to offer young men a highly competitive academic and extracurricular program that will prepare them for college and leadership roles. The faculty and staff accomplish these objectives by pursuing excellence and creating a supportive, disciplined atmosphere with a strong sense of camaraderie and Christian values that are unique to the Stepinac experience. For more information on StepinacHigh School, please visit www.stepinac.org.