About Steven E. Howell, 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award Recipient

Steven E. Howell, CPA, DABFA, joined the firm of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP (now known as RBT CPAs, LLP), in 1982. He soon became a partner of the firm in 1987 and has been the administrative partner since 1996. Steve is the partner in charge of the Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Distribution Industry Practice, where he is a specialist in corporate accounting, corporate tax planning, projection and budget implementation, succession planning and banking and investment relationship building.

Steve graduated from Pace University in 1982 and earned his CPA in 1984. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting and has litigation support experience, having testified on behalf of clients and attorneys.

Steve has shown an untiring dedication to the Hudson Valley community. He is the past Chair and sits on the Board of Directors for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Over the years, his team has run very successful pacesetter campaigns, bringing in significant donations for United Way. Steve is the Chairman of the Board for Hometown Bank, the past chairman of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of CPAs and the Newburgh Rotary Club. His other business affiliations include The Council of Industry and The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Among other community recognitions, Steve was a Marion S. Murphy Award recipient, an Eagle Scout Hall of Fame inductee and a Leadership Orange Hall of Fame inductee.

Steve currently resides in Walden, NY with his wife Susan. Together they have 5 children.