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Joan Ellenbogen
Managing Partner

Joan Ellenbogen

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, Duquesne University (Valedictorian). Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law.

Some accountants choose a specialty; Joan lives hers. As the third-generation owner and CEO of a family business, Joan’s expertise is grounded in a lifetime of experience dealing with closely-held businesses and their owners.

Joan’s practical, hands-on understanding of closely-held business issues – coupled with dual degrees in accounting and law – lend a unique scope and depth of insight to her client services, which is evident in both her distinguished record as a CPA and business consultant. She advises family-owned and closely-held businesses and their owners, providing business consulting, tax, estate and succession planning, as well as traditional accounting and tax services.  In addition, Joan has been appointed to serve in various capacities including Administratrix, Trustee, Guardian and Special Master.

Active in business, professional and community affairs, Joan serves on the board of The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, its Strategic Planning Task Force, its Finance Committee and chairs its Nominating & Advancement Committee. She also serves on the boards of Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation and its Strategic Planning and Audit committees. She previously served on the boards of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and INAA Group, an International Association of Independent Accounting Firms. In addition, Joan chaired the County Executive’s 2012 Financial Sustainability Vision Team.  She also served on the board of Port Authority of Allegheny County, chaired its Stakeholder Relations Committee and prior, the Finance Committee. She is a past president of the Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh and co-chaired its Women on Boards Committee. She is a past president and trustee of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Joan is also a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pittsburgh Tax Club. She has served as Treasurer of the Allegheny County Bar Association and as a member of its Board of Governors, as a director of the Estate Planning Council, and as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. She also served on the Budget & Finance Committee of former County Executive Jim Roddey’s transition team for Allegheny County.

Joan was named 2008 Distinguished Accounting Alumnus by the accounting faculty of the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University and an honorary member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honors society. She was a finalist for the 2008 ATHENA award recognizing professional excellence, dedication to community service and efforts in assisting other women to attain professional excellence. In 2008, Joan was also honored by Celebrate & Share as a Woman of Achievement. In 2007 she was honored as one of the Commonwealth’s  Best 50 Women in Business by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.

In 2008, CrawfordEllenbogen was named Employer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club, District 3.  This same year, the firm was also named one of the nation’s Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses by Working Mother magazine.

Partner and COO

Victor D. Dozzi

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Accounting, magna cum laude, Carlow University. Master’s Degree in Taxation with high honors, Duquesne University. Certified Fraud Examiner.

Vic is a versatile accounting professional and certified fraud examiner working with closely held business, non-profit and individual clients. He is CrawfordEllenbogen’s resident “guru” on tax planning and compliance strategies, providing expert guidance on issues dealing with tax, accounting, systems controls, and procedures and best practices.

Vic is committed to the Pittsburgh region and making it a better place to live and work. Not only does he serve as partner and chief operating officer of CrawfordEllenbogen, but he also volunteers his time and expertise to local universities and arts organizations. Vic has been recognized by PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s “Top 40 Under 40.” PICPA also recognized Vic as one of 2009’s “40 Under 40 Members to Watch.”

Committed to professional and community affairs, Vic is the Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. He is the immediate past-president and current member of the Executive Committee of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) and a member of the statewide PICPA council. Recently, he became a board member of the Persad Center. Previously, he served on the advisory board of Future Tenant, a program of Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the master’s in arts management program.

Vic has also mentored for the Ignite MODE Social Innovation Camp, and Hilltop and Launch MODE programs sponsored by New Sun Rising.

Vic graduated magna cum laude from Carlow University, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and accounting, and received a master’s degree in taxation with high honors from Duquesne University, followed by certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Vic is a 2015 graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class (EFC). EFC is a program of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence, Innovation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

Vic enjoys giving back to his alma mater and other local universities. He has been a professor and guest lecturer on accounting, tax and finance issues at Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center, the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Executive Education, as well as numerous arts institutions. In addition, he provides pro bono assistance to numerous arts organizations as a Business Volunteer for the Arts, a program of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.