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New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (the "Company") announced its Board of Directors has appointed Michael Clement as a Director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Clement has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Board’s Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Commenting on the announcement, Steven R. Mumma, the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are excited to welcome Kevin [Donlon] and Michael to the Board. Michael is a highly regarded thought leader in the accounting arena who also has significant experience working with financial institutions and financial market participants. His wealth of knowledge in economics, finance and accounting will be of great benefit to the Company and Board.” Alan L. Hainey, lead independent director, added "We are excited about the additions of Kevin and Michael. Michael brings significant accounting expertise and an additional independent voice to the board, while Kevin brings a strong strategic mind and the knowledge of an area of significant focus for the Company."

Jaime Schmidt Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

At the spring MPA commencement ceremony, Jaime Schmidt was awarded the James W. Deitrick Outstanding Faculty Award by the 2016 graduating class. 

This award is presented each year by the MPA Council to a faculty member that not only demonstrates a passion for teaching and accounting, but also shows a commitment to students at a level beyond what is required. 

Brian Lendecky Awarded MEMBA Professor Award

Brian Lendecky was chosen by to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award for the class of 2016 by the Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City. The internationally-ranked Executive MBA is designed for mid-career professionals and executives who want to stay close to home, but still earn a U.S. MBA. Brian teaches both Financial and Managerial Accounting at the Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe.

This marks Brian's 3rd time in a row to win this prestigious award. Congratulations!

Eric Chan Awarded Best Management Accounting Paper Award

Eric Chan's paper, "The dark side of promotion tournaments: The effect on losing competitors and their firms," co-authored 
with Harry Evans and Duanping Hong won the Best Management Accounting Paper Award at the AAA 2016 Southeast Region Meeting.

Gretchen Charrier Wins Professor of the Year

Lecturer Gretchen Charrier knew she was going to win the Professor of the Semester for Fall 2015 when she attended President Fenves’ Women of Excellence Reception, but imagine her surprise when she was also handed the Professor of the Year award!