Diane McNulty WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Partner
Achievements: Providing audit services to clients with annual revenues ranging from less than $1 million to more than $350 million; co-editing WithumSmith+Brown’s ERISA Insights newsletter; volunteering and raising funds for 180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit devoted to ending domestic and sexual violence, as well as for other charities; mentoring young women CPAs at WithumSmith.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Douglass College, Rutgers University, School of Business.
Role model: “My dad, John McNulty. I spent a lot of time with him through my life and he has taught me integrity, honesty, the value of hard work, perseverance and not to settle on mediocrity.”
Go-so stress buster: “iTunes. I enjoy listening to music.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “That not only was I an accountant, but I was also in the business of selling accounting services. I wish I would have been encouraged to network more with other young professionals when I first started out in business. In a service-oriented business, relationships sell those services, so it is important to start developing a network immediately.”
Red Bank, Monmouth County