National PTA President
James L. Accomando
James L. Accomando was elected and installed on the National PTA® Board of Directors at the June 2013 National PTA Convention. Currently president of the CT PTSA, a member of the National PTA Standards of Affiliation Committee and the Connecticut Coalition for Public Schools, Accomando was instrumental in the Snow Flakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School Healing Initiative and has contributed generously to the Our Home, Our Legacy, Our Future Donor campaign.
Prior to his election, Accomando served on the CT PTSA Board & Executive Committee and was a board member and executive at both Holland Hill Elementary School and Tomlinson Middle School. Accomando’s experience with every aspect of public school education —he is the parent of 2 public school children and the husband of a public school teacher with a K-12 teaching credential of his own —coupled with his experience as a small business owner makes him an ideal board member.
Accomando has chaired and given keynote addresses at widely recognized conferences worldwide. He frequently conducts workshops on the latest trends in financial services and is a sought-after industry source contributing to many noted national and international publications. His dedication to service includes memberships in both civic and professional organizations.
Community is especially important to Accomando, who coached youth hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball and swimming and has been involved with Americares, Junior Achievement and was a YMCA Guide. Once an Eagle Scout, he remains an executive board member and VP of finance for the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America as well as an assistant scout master and high adventure coordinator of Troop 82 in Fairfield. He is a proud recipient of the Triple Crown High Adventure Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Accomando serves on the board of finance of Fairfield’s First Congregational Church and on the finance committee of its History Museum. His previous experience includes serving on the boards of the Black Rock Yacht Club (as treasurer) and the Fayerweather Yacht Club (on the property development committee), as well as the US Power Squadron. An avid outdoorsman, Accomando is a guide/Instructor with the Mill River Wetlands Association and the CT Audubon Nature Explorers.
Accomando received his MBA, with an emphasis in finance and marketing and a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is president of Accomando Consulting, Inc. (ACI), a leading management and marketing information consulting company and has more than 20 years of financial and commercial experience. He and his wife Wendy, a second grade teacher, live with their son A.J. and daughter Olivia in Fairfield County, Connecticut.