Timothy P. Ahern Biography

Timothy P. Ahern
4448 East Lake Road
Cazenovia, New York 13035
(315) 655-2296 (Office)   (315) 655-5938 (Fax)

Tim Ahern is a Principal and Founder of Ahern, Murphy & Associates. Tim is the Past Chairman of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Syracuse University Football Letterman’s Club, Past Chairman of Beacon Federal Bank, Board Member of Byrne Dairy and The Fulton Group and a former trustee at Cazenovia College. He has been recognized for his accomplishments as a Syracuse University Letter Winner of Distinction, The Business Journal of Central New York Top Leadership and Management Development Consultants Award, The Papal Benemerenti Medal, The Cazenovia Fire Department 2011 Firefighter of the Year, 2012 EMS Provider of the Year, and a recipient of the House of Providence Bishop’s Medallion.

Tim grew up on a muck-farm in North Syracuse where he achieved athletic and academic success resulting in a Football scholarship to Syracuse University. He graduated in 1978 cum laude with a BS in Accounting and began his business career with Price Waterhouse where he became a CPA.

He left the accounting firm in 1982 to join one of his clients Oneida Limited where he became one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the history of the Company.

After Oneida, Tim was recruited in 1986 to join the Pyramid Companies. During his years at Pyramid the firm became the largest and most successful shopping center developer in the Northeast. The positions held by Tim included Leasing Partner, Vice President of Leasing, Vice President of Recapitalization and Chief Operating Officer. He retired as a Partner and Senior Executive in 1998 to his own Company.

Tim resides in Cazenovia with his wife Carolyn. They have three children: Devan, Lindsey and Tyler.

Professional Experience


Ahern, Murphy & Associates

1998 to Present


Founder and Principal of Central New York's Premiere Leadership and Organizational Development Firm.


The Pyramid Companies

1986 to 1998


Positions Included:

Vice President Recapitalization Team



Vice President and Director of Leasing



Chief Operating Officer (PMG, Inc.)



Leasing Partner



Leasing Representative



Development Controller


Oneida Limited

1981 to 1986


Positions Included:

Vice President and Controller (Silversmiths Division)



Controller (Silversmiths Division)



Manager Internal Audit



Senior Internal Audit


Price Waterhouse

1978 to 1981


Positions Included:

Senior Accountant Audit Staff



Staff Accountant Audit Staff

Professional Status

  • Certified Public Accountant - New York State


  • Syracuse University School of Management  1974 - 1978
    Bachelor of Science Accounting Cum Laude


  • Married with three children
  • Syracuse University LetterWinner of Distinction
  • Syracuse Football Letterman's Club - Past President
  • The Papal Benemerenti Medal
  • House of Providence Bishop's Medalion
  • Syracuse Football Letterman's Club - Past President
  • Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors - Past Chairman
  • Beacon Federal - Board of Directors - Past Chairman
  • Former Football Coach - Cazenovia Central School District
  • Former Trustee Cazenovia College
  • St. James Church - Eucharistic Minister
  • Cazenovia Volunteer Fire Department - Member