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Regional Council has new member, co-chair

Syracuse University’s San Francisco Regional Council has named Brian Kreischer ’91 as co-chair and James Keene ’79 as a new member.

Brian M. KreischerBrian Kreischer ’91 is a CPA and managing partner of Frank, Rimerman & Co. LLP, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has more than 25 years’ of experience serving clients in a variety of industries with technical accounting, financial reporting, corporate governance, risk management and business advisory services. Kreischer has presented at national conferences on complex technical issues, including revenue recognition, stock compensation, and international accounting issues. He serves on the board of directors of Baker Tilly International, one of the largest global networks of independent accounting firms. For Syracuse University, he serves as the Regional Council's liaison for admissions in the Bay Area. He is the son of Life Trustee Jack Kreischer III ’65, retired owner of Kreischer Miller, and Lynn (Duncan) Kreischer ’66, and the brother of Jennifer Kreischer ’88.

Jim KeeneJames L. Keene ’79, owner/consultant of the Atherton Consulting Group, is an experienced and successful investment management leader and coach, who has more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management, venture leasing, and commercial real estate investing. His wealth management team of 75 people was responsible for $2 billion in assets. His consulting market is focused on investment/wealth management firms and entrepreneurial ventures.  He has worked with clients in the U.S., Canada, and Asia, including India.

Keene previously taught alternative investments in the master’s program at the University of San Francisco, in San Francisco and Bangkok, Thailand. Co-author of Retire on the House: Using Real Estate to Secure Your Retirement (Wiley; 2006), he delivers workshops on such topics as Networking for Career and Life Enhancement, and Best Practices in Mentoring Programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a master’s degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Since 1999, he has held the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is past president of the CFA Society of San Francisco. He is a member of the board of the Bay Area Financial Education Foundation.