Brian A. Caswell '73 will receive the Arthur J. Dixon Public Service Award on May 13. The award recognizes CPAs who are regularly engaged in community, charitable or civic activities. Caswell, a CPA in Phoenix, NY, serves as president of Caswell & Associates CPA, P.C, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Caswell has an extensive background in community service projects. He has spent nineteen years on the Catholic Charities board, nine years on the Phoenix Central School Board, five years on the Oswego Health Services Board and four years on St. Luke’s Health Services Board. In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee and a Trustee for St. Stephen’s Church and a Boy Scout merit badge counselor. He was a recent appointee to the Oswego Health Board and devotes time to the Oswego County Micro Enterprise Program, a program that helps people start their own businesses.
According to his wife and business partner, Maureen A. Caswell, “Brian’s mother taught him to give-back his time and talent to the community. He has dedicated his life to service in our community in a variety of positions. He tirelessly contributes time, primarily working with youth and health care issues.” He joined the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) in 1997 and was honored with the NYSSCPA Distinguished Service Award in 2003 for his outstanding leadership services to the profession.
Caswell graduated from Hamilton with a concentration in English literature. At Hamilton he a brother in the Chi Psi fraternity and involved with music. He went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1989. He resides in Phoenix, New York with his wife Maureen. They have two daughters.