Clare E. Wherley, MBA, CPA, CFP® chairs the Audit Committee. She is Chief Executive Officer and Co–Founder of Lassus Wherley, a wealth management firm with offices in New Providence, New Jersey and Bonita Springs, Florida. At Lassus Wherley, her responsibilities include direction of the tax and financial planning departments, deployment of the company’s computer hardware and software technology, and leadership of various internal development teams. She oversees the company’s administrative functions and has overall responsibility for professional activities.
She holds a BS in Mathematics from Duquesne University, MBAs from University of San Francisco and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Clare has worked in a variety of accounting and computer positions at AT&T, Western Electric, Bell Laboratories and Pacific Telephone. She directed the entire telecommunications and electronic messaging system for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
She has been an active member of: Board Secretary, District of Columbia Youth ChalleNGe Foundation, 2010 to 2013; New Providence Business and Professional Association – Vice President and Membership Chair, 2006 to Present; New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners; New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; SAGE (Board of Trustees, Past President); Women’s Resource Center (Past Treasurer); St. Hubert’s Giralda, Planned Giving Program; Women’s Financial Network at Siebert, a division of Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.; Financial Planning Association; Financial Planning Association of New Jersey; and NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors).