Chattanooga, TN.– LBMC, a top 50 firm in the nation and one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, is pleased to announce the following 2017 management promotions for the firm – all located in the Chattanooga office. These appointments reinforce LBMC’s strategic initiatives centered on client service and company growth.
“We are very pleased to recognize these talented members of our staff for their individual growth and professional achievement,” said Dennis Blanton, LBMC-Chattanooga market leader. “LBMC stands out in the industry because of our commitment to client service and meeting our clients’ needs through our Family of Companies. We are experiencing vibrant growth in the Chattanooga market and we’re fortunate to have this group of emerging leaders as part of our growing team of experts.”
The following staff member has been promoted to a senior manager position:
Christina Edwards has been named Senior Manager in the Audit Department.Christina joined LBMC in 2005 and has over twelve years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to closely held businesses. Christina has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, service industries, not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and others. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with her Masters of Accountancy. Christina is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She enjoys photography and spending time with her husband and two sons.
The following staff member has been promoted to a manager position:
Joyce Ann Williams has been named Manager in the Tax Department. Joyce first joined LBMC as a tax intern in 2012 before going full time in tax services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She currently is the LBMC Young Professional Group Treasurer and a Chattanooga representative. She is an active volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement and fundraises for JA Strike for Education. Joyce plays an essential part in campus recruiting for the Chattanooga office.
The following staff members have been promoted to a senior position:
Kori Botting has been named Senior in the Audit Department. Kori joined LBMC in 2016 after completing an audit internship with TVA in the financial operations and performance department. She graduated from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga with a double major in Accounting and Finance. In her time away from the office, Kori enjoys hiking, kayaking and music festivals.
Kim Pace has been named Senior in the Audit Department. Kim joined LBMC in 2016 after completing a consulting internship with Rock Creek Consulting. She graduated from Lee University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis. Kim is from Dayton, Ohio and loves sports, reading and watching movies.
Lauren Hawk has been named Senior in the Tax Department. Lauren joined LBMC in 2015 after working as a tax staff accountant at Henderson and Gouger, PLLC. A native to Nashville, she now calls Chattanooga home where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Lauren is actively involved in the American Heart Association as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. Her hobbies include cooking, knitting, off-roading, and loving on dogs.
LBMC is a Solutions Leader in accounting, tax, audit, consulting and advisory services, human resources, staffing, investing and technology. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has solidified its standing as a top 5 regional Accounting firm and a top 50 national Accounting firm, concurrently expanding its breadth of capabilities to comprehensively meet client needs. Today, LBMC serves clients in a wide range of industries with specialized services, including audit, tax and advisory services; business, personal and specialty tax consulting; investment advisory services; professional staffing; human resource outsourcing; payroll services; technology solutions; IT security and risk management; healthcare consulting; litigation support; transaction advisory services, business valuations; and mergers and acquisitions. LBMC and the LBMC Family of Companies has more than 500 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN. For more information, visit www.lbmc.com.