Chattanooga, Tenn. – 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 promotions for positions 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’s 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 members have been promoted to manager positions:
Brent Jolly has been named manager in the Audit department. Jolly joined LBMC in 2014 and has experience in manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plans among other areas. Prior to joining LBMC, he served as assistant coach for the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga men’s basketball team. He holds his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University and his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Barry VanDelinder has been named manager in the Transaction Advisory Services department. VanDelinder has professional services experience in the manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and technology industries. VanDelinder joined LBMC in 2014 after working as a staff accountant for U.S. Xpress Enterprise. He holds his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and is an active CPA in the state of Tennessee.
The following staff members have been promoted to senior positions:
Kris Kawalski has been named senior in the Audit department. Kawalski joined LBMC in 2017 full time after serving as an intern with the firm. He works in manufacturing, distribution and service related industries. He holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Amanda Zhou has been named senior in the Tax department. Zhou joined LBMC in 2016 as an intern. She works in a variety of industries, including healthcare and professional services, and has experience assisting managers and partners providing tax services to high wealth individuals, closely held business, consolidated corporations, and multi-state corporations. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and is proficient in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
LBMC is a Top 50 firm in the country and the largest professional service solutions provider based in Tennessee, serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. LBMC and The LBMC Family of Companies has more than 600 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base. Today, we've become industry leaders in financial, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services. For more information, visit www.lbmc.com .