Baltimore, Md- Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that John C. Coppola, CPA, MBA, who leads the firm’s “Education” practice in the audit, accounting and consulting services group, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland.
“I am honored to be joining Archbishop Spalding’s board of directors,” said Coppola. “As an alumnus and the former Chief Financial Officer of the School, I am excited to have an opportunity to interact with Spalding’s leadership team in a different capacity and to continue to give back to an institution that has blessed and enriched so many lives.”
Archbishop Spalding is a Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school, (grades 9-12) with more than 1,200 students currently enrolled and operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Founded in 1966, Spalding serves the needs of the growing population of the greater Annapolis and Baltimore area. The school requires course work that incorporates not only the core academic courses, but also embraces religious studies, fine arts, STEM education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, and physical education. This reflects the school’s dedication to provide an environment in which students are encouraged to reach their potential academically, spiritually, and physically.
A graduate of Loyola University of Maryland with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and an MBA in finance, Coppola is a prominent leader in the firm’s Not-for-Profit Services Group, focusing specifically on audit, accounting and consulting services for independent schools and educational organizations. Coppola rejoined Ellin & Tucker in 2013 after serving as the chief financial officer for Archbishop Spalding High School for more than seven years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). He also serves on the Board of School of the Incarnation in Gambrills, MD and is a member of the Next Generation Group of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation Board.