Mr. Baum has held leadership positions with a number of professional groups and organizations. He is a past president of the New York State Society of CPAs, and he has served as a member of its board as well as chairman or member of various committees and task forces. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Institute of CPAs where he previously served on its governing council.
Mr. Baum is the secretary/treasurer and a trustee of the Dorot Foundation and the Union Square Fund. Within his community, Mr. Baum was re-elected four times to the board of the Northport-East Northport School District and served a term as its president.
He is licensed in New York State and has been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He holds a B.A. from Queens College, an L.L.B. from Brooklyn Law School, and an L.L.M. the New York University School of Law.