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John Scornaienchi


Mr. Scornaienchi is a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant. He has over 39 years of professional experience in the financial services industry and the federal government. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Mr. Scornaienchi is a Director in the Public Sector Practice of Grant Thornton LLP, a global accounting and consulting firm. He is responsible for labor and project management of task awards in the area of government financial management and internal controls. He has served at several federal agencies including the Executive Office of the President of the United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was Senior Account Manager with the software division of CheckFree Corporation offering CheckFree’s reconciliation and compliance software solutions to the public and private sectors. He developed and closed the largest deal in the division's 33-year history. He also closed major deals in banking, mutual funds, transfer agency, and energy. In the public sector, he closed key deals in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service. Prior to joining CheckFree, Mr. Scornaienchi was Vice President and Director of Client Services for Olson Research Associates, Inc., a bank consulting firm located in Columbia, Maryland. Olson Research served an international client base of over 900 financial institutions in the areas of asset/liability management, profit planning, strategic financial planning, regulatory compliance, financial modeling, research, and educational services. He made numerous presentations to banking industry groups through seminars, speeches, and workshops and participated in client consulting assignments and special projects. Prior to joining Olson Research, he was Vice President and Controller with a community banking company in Western Pennsylvania.

Mr. Scornaienchi is a frequent presenter at the Potomac Forum (The Forum of Choice for Government & Industry Training), the National Defense University, and local chapters of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Mr. Scornaienchi is past president of the Juniata Valley Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) and a past instructor with the American Institute of Banking (AIB). Additionally, he served as an officer of a local chapter of Rotary International in Western Pennsylvania.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Economics. He is a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Banking at Bucknell University and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.


Ms. Scornaienchi is a Children's Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, and International Protocol Consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in Student Personnel Services. She completed all but the dissertation for a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Administration. In 2011, she became a Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS).

Ms. Scornaienchi is the Executive Director of the only nonprofit organization in Howard County Maryland dedicated solely to keeping youth drug and alcohol free. She has more than twenty years of professional experience in education. From 2001-2009 she was employed at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Prior to working at MSDE, she served as a Business Industry Liaison Officer for a community college, served as a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist for a county-funded/hospital-sponsored program, and held professional positions at universities. In addition she served as a customer service representative for the financial services division of a Fortune 100 company.

Ms. Scornaienchi is known as a race-relations expert. She was appointed by the Superintendent of Maryland Schools to serve on the Educating the African-American Male Workgroup at the Maryland State Department of Education and appointed by the President of Kent State University (KSU) to serve on the University’s Diversity Planning Committee. While at KSU, she won a Diversity Award for her work with African-American students and was nominated for additional diversity awards.

In 2011, she graduated from Leadership Howard County. Her recent volunteer activities include serving on the Howard County Commission for Women, chairing the Howard County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board, co-chairing the Grants Committee for the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, and serving as vice-chair of the Howard County Public Schools Health Council. She serves on the Baltimore City Teen Court Advisory Board, the Howard County Public Schools Student Services/Alternative Education Advisory Board, and on the Association of Community Services Education/Training Committee.

In 2010 and 2011, she was nominated for the Howard County Celebrating Successes Award for her work with Howard County youth. In 2004, she received the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Citation for her commitment to mentoring students in the Baltimore City Public School System. In 2003, she completed the mentoring certification program offered by the Maryland Mentoring Partnership.

As a former President and Treasurer and current Delegate and Committee Chair for Soroptimist International of Howard County, Ms. Scornaienchi devotes her personal time to participating in activities to improve educational opportunities and living conditions of women and girls in Maryland and the South Atlantic Region and around the world. She was recognized as the Emerging Leader from the South Atlantic Region.

Ms. Scornaienchi is the daughter of a living World War II disabled veteran. Her father stepped on a landmine at the age of eighteen and became a double amputee. As his biggest advocate, it was only natural for her to develop an awareness of physical barriers and a compassion for educating others about disability awareness and etiquette. Thanks to prostheses, her father's disability is unnoticed. Although his disability is out of sight, it is a daily consideration. She co-authored "The Residence Hall Experience: Another Challenge for the Disabled" an article addressing the needs of disabled students in university residence halls. For much of her professional career, Ms. Scornaienchi conducted Disability Awareness and Etiquette Training Programs for university students and staff. She also conducted Disability Awareness and Etiquette Training seminars to school students in Maryland.

Ms. Scornaienchi is committed to educating tomorrow's leaders, promoting civility in our society, and fostering multicultural awareness.
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