Catherine and Jason Verrelli




JOURNAL CHAIRS
Catherine Verrelli '00 CBA, '01 MBA and Jason Verrelli


Catherine M. Verrelli ’00TCB, ’01MS is the Office Managing Partner for the Jericho, NY, office of Ernst & Young (EY), LLP, and serves as a Tax Partner within the firm’s Global Compliance and Reporting Practice. She was hired by EY on the St. John’s campus through University Career Services and has been with the firm for more than 19 years. She primarily serves multinational clients in the manufacturing, consumer products, and technology industries, coordinating all aspects of tax services, and has extensive experience with US corporate tax compliance and reporting.

Ms. Verrelli earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree, both in Accounting, from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s, as well as a Master of Science degree in Taxation from LIU Post. She is a current member of the St. John’s Board of Trustees and the Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. Prior to that, Ms. Verrelli served on the University’s Board of Governors from 2016 to 2019. She has also been on the President’s Dinner Committee since 2014 and is an active supporter of the dinner with her husband, Jay.

Mr. Verrelli is a Master Electrician, currently leading the electric shop at the United Nations Headquarters. Prior to that, he operated his own electrical contracting firm. Mr. Verrelli learned the electric trade from his father, along with two of his brothers, and worked in the family business before going out on his own.

The couple have been married for 17 years and reside in Floral Park, NY, with their two children, Jason and Samantha. They are active in their community, with Mr. Verrelli volunteering his time as an assistant football coach for his son Jason’s team and as a scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop. Ms. Verrelli is a Girl Scout leader for their daughter Samantha’s troop and a softball coach for her team. The couple are members of The Loughlin Society, St. John’s leadership giving society, and are active supporters of The INN, serving hungry and homeless Long Islanders.