Thomas F. Roche III, CPA, of Westfield, has been elected President of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2012.

Roche, a Principal at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC, Cranford, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1981. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as president-elect, vice president and trustee. He was a member of the Finance, Meetings & Special Events and Committee Operations committees; chair of the Insurance Trust; trustee of the NJSCPA Scholarship Fund and NJ-CPA-PAC; and secretary of the Nominating Committee. In the Union County Chapter, he served as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president.  

Roche is a member of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce. 

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In his community, Roche served as treasurer of the Westfield Police Athletic League and board member of the Stephen F. Mannuzza Foundation, Inc. He has been recognized as a 2011 and 2012 “Five-Star Wealth Manager” by New Jersey Monthly magazine.

Roche earned his B.A. in accounting from Pennsylvania State University. He and his wife, Nancy, have a son, daughter and granddaughter.