James Passikoff is a certified public accountant and has been a partner with Passikoff and Scott, an accounting firm in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., since 1981. He has worked as an accountant in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 1969, following his discharge from the U.S. Army. Mr. Passikoff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants; he previously served on the board of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is past president of the Foundation for Accounting Education, the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Institute for Management Accountants, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In the community, Mr. Passikoff is a member of the board of Saint Cabrini Home, and previously served on the boards of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, Dutchess Outreach, Parish Council of St. Joseph's in New Paltz, and the Highland Rotary Club.
Mr. Passikoff is a graduate of Rider University and has taken graduate courses at New York University. He resides in Highland, N.Y., with his wife, Victoria. His son Brian holds a master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.