Brown Edwards, one of the leading regional certified public accounting firms in the midAtlanta area, is pleased to name four new partners.

"Each of these individuals has been instrumental in our firm’s growth and success.” said Managing Partner, Don Pellillo. “I am excited to see this group join the partnership and look forward to the impact they will have on Brown Edwards as we continue to grow and serve our corporate and individual clients.”

Billy R. Robinson, CPA,– Billy is located in the firm’s Harrisonburg (VA) office and is a member of the Construction Financial Services Group. His assurance practice concentration is construction and real estate related companies, familyowned businesses, and governmental agencies. He has been recognized as a Super CPA” by a Virginia business publication as well as being named in the “Top 10 Business People – Under 40” by the Shenandoah Valley Business Journal. Billy has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt designations. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Wise and is a volunteer in several community organizations.

Harold L. Holstein, CPA, CMM – Harold works in the Charleston (WV) office where he serves a variety of business entities including construction, oil and gas production, timber, and mineral extraction. He has extensive involvement with multistate tax reporting, and is a frequent speaker on state and local taxation issues. Harold is a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology and has achieved the Professional Certified Mineral Managers designation through the National Association of Royalty Owners CMM program.

Christopher A. Banta, CPA, CFE – Chris is a member of the firm’s Governmental Financial Services Team and works in the Roanoke (VA) office. He has a wide range of experience working with privately held companies, notfor profits, electric cooperatives, governmental, and municipal entities. He also is a Certified Fraud Examiner which allows him the opportunity to provide fraud, litigation, and expert witness support to clients. A Virginia Tech graduate, Chris serves in several positions within Roanoke community organizations.

John C. Hash, II, CPA John is based in the Roanoke (VA) office and is a member of the firms Education and Notfor Profit Services Team. He has diversified audit and consulting experience with particular expertise serving small private colleges and universities and other types of notforprofit organizations. He also serves the construction industry and truck and heavy equipment dealerships. John is a James Madison University graduate.