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Howard has more than 30 years of professional experience providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to privately held companies and service firms. He primarily works with businesses operating in manufacturing & distribution with a concentration in the food & beverage sector. Howard is particularly adept at providing strategic planning guidance to owner managed businesses, especially those which are family-owned and operated. He assists clients in obtaining bank financing, navigating through complex merger and acquisition procedures, and management facilitation issues. Howard works with business owners to formulate succession and exit strategy plans that are most effective for both themselves and their businesses. Howard leads WeiserMazars’ efforts in Social Reporting and Compliance. In collaboration with Mazars and Shift, The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework was released during 2015 which is the first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with their responsibility to respect Human Rights. He is often featured in articles discussing the project. An active professional in the New Jersey business community, Howard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the Garden State Credit Association, the International Factor Association, the NJ Food Council and the Association of Food Industries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Holocaust Human Rights and Genocide Education Center which is located on the campus of Brookdale Community College. He received his BS from Fairleigh Dickinson University.