Carmel, Ind.– Blue & Co., LLC is proud to announce the promotion of two new directors in addition to the appointments of a new executive committee member, all effective January 1, 2018.
Michelle Trowell and Shawn Williams, in the Indianapolis, IN office, have been promoted to Director effective January 1, 2018. The promotion of these individuals elevates Blue & Co.’s total number of directors to 48.
Sara Jacobi has been appointed as the newest member of the executive committee. She will serve a three-year term, and has replaced Kam McQuay, whose term expired at the end of 2017.
Ms. Trowell joined Blue & Co. in August 2009. She is responsible for assisting healthcare clients with various aspects of Medicare reimbursement challenges.
Ms. Trowell received her Bachelor of Science degree from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Prior to joining Blue & Co., Ms. Trowell was a senior consultant with Ernst & Young specializing in Medicare Bad Debts and Wage Index related opportunities. Beginning her career with AdminaStar Federal, Ms. Trowell has over 15 years of experience in Medicare reimbursement. Ms. Trowell currently serves on the Executive Committee, as Treasurer, for the Indiana chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Mr. Williams joined Blue & Co. in September 2002. He is primarily responsible for financial statement audits, reviews and compilations. He also provides assistance with benchmarking analysis and many other projects in connection with the healthcare industry.
Mr. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He is also a Fellow within the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Shawn also volunteers within the community and currently serves on the board of Choices Coordinated Care Solutions.
Ms. Jacobi began her career with Blue & Co. as an intern in the firm's Seymour, Indiana office in January 1995. She spent the first seven years of her career in the audit practice, serving clients primarily in the manufacturing, professional service, retail and non-profit industries. In July 2002, Ms. Jacobi transferred to the firm's Columbus, Indiana office to manage the tax and business services practice. In her current role, she provides tax planning and compliance services, accounting assistance and financial statement compilations for clients. She specializes in accounting and tax preparation and planning for individuals, closely held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, she assists clients in selecting, establishing and maintaining accurate and effective accounting systems. Ms. Jacobi was instrumental in developing Aliign, LLC, an affiliated firm providing outsourced payroll, accounts payable and accounting solutions in the Southern Indiana offices as well as across the firm. In June 2010, Ms. Jacobi was presented the Ron Blue award, which is presented to personnel in the firm who excel at business development efforts.
About Blue and Co.
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 450 people in 13 offices across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. With over 45 years of experience, Blue & Co.’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services. Its industry specializations include manufacturing & distribution, healthcare, construction, nonprofit, technology, financial services organizations, and agribusiness. Blue & Co. also assists its clients with many different accounting software packages by providing installation, training, conversion and process improvement consulting.