St. Louis - 34 staff promotions were announced at the Anders firm meeting on June 26th. Those promoted include Auditors Stephanie Jones, Laura Long, Sarah Mills, Tom Squires, Stephen Kohler, Raven Lawhorn, Abby McGrath, Ryan Morse, Katie Schmitz and Brian Shull. Tax promotions include Dan Schindler, Cindy Gray, Abby Donnellan, Josh Snyder, Rebekah Eyre, Savannah Greatting, Zach McDowell, Austin Bammer, Bobbie Dampier, Brittney Jostes, Connor Obermeier and Jake Sauer. In the Outsourced Accounting Services group, Laura Faletti, Leigh Reiter and Tanner Hankins were promoted. Alex Grosse, Tyler Kaberline, Rob Kotsybar, Sam Hazel and Katie Young from the Technology Services Group received promotions. Lindsay Suelmann in Marketing, Sarah Beck in Human Resources and Amy Hooker in Health Care were also promoted.
Lindsay L. Suelmann has been promoted to Marketing Director. Lindsay is responsible for implementing the marketing strategy at the firm. She has raised the firm’s profile by establishing and growing an online marketing strategy through content creation, promotion and advertising. In her role, Lindsay focuses on brand management, niche development, business development strategies and online marketing.
Daniel K. Schindler, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager in the Tax Services Group. Dan has successfully combined his love for all things food, spirits, sports and helping people succeed into his career. While he leads operations of the Anders Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group and represents professional athletes, agents and advisors; he also provides savvy advice on operational efficiencies and cash flow analysis to a growing number of restaurant and craft brewery owners.
Sarah M. Beck, PHR has been promoted to Human Resources Manager. She brings experience working in corporate recruiting and talent management to her role and enjoys connecting with staff on a variety of needs including employee engagement and performance management. Sarah makes new employees feel welcome through the firm’s onboarding process and continues to engage with them throughout their career with development and training.
Abby J. Donnellan, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Tax Services Group. She works with individuals on income tax planning and services businesses in a variety of industries, primarily working with closely-held businesses, partnerships and S-corporations. Abby keeps the tax group abreast of all state and local tax law changes, and also enjoys working with the Family Wealth and Estate Planning Group.
Cindy M. Gray, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Tax Services Group. She assists individuals, businesses and professional service firms with tax planning and compliance, tax consulting for family businesses and QuickBooks® consulting. She is a member of the Family Wealth and Estate Planning Services Group and advises clients on preserving their wealth and reaching their financial goals.
Stephanie H. Jones, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Stephanie performs audits, financial statement reviews and compilations for privately-held businesses in a variety of industries. She also works on employee benefit plan audits for multi-employer benefit plans, local union and not-for-profit organizations. Stephanie was named a 2015 30 Under 30 by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Laura A. Long, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. In her role, Laura works with broker/dealer clients, investment funds and not-for-profit organizations. She also specializes in auditing governmental entities, as well as working with startup companies and small businesses on financial statement reviews and conducting audits.
Sarah A. Mills, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Sarah brings an experienced skillset to her role in the Audit and Advisory Services Group, most especially in the planning and executing of audits for a range of not-for-profit organizations. She also works with governmental entities and financial institutions and serves clients in the manufacturing industry.
Joshua L. Snyder, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Tax Services Group. Within his years at Anders, he has experienced a wide variety of tax and family wealth planning and compliance-related engagements. Josh actively works in the firm’s Startup and Sports, Arts & Entertainment Groups. He enjoys working on tax planning opportunities for both individual and business clients, especially in the initial years of startup companies.
Alex P. Grosse, VMTSP has been promoted to Senior Systems Engineer in the Technology Services Group. Alex specializes in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment and VMware support, with a strong knowledge in network security and intrusion prevention strategies. He assists clients with advanced troubleshooting, network security, firewall installations and management, as well as hosted phone system administration.
Tyler A. Kaberline, CHSP, VCP-DTM has been promoted to Senior Systems Engineer in the Technology Services Group. Tyler manages the technology for end users daily and has extensive knowledge of the day-to-day requirements necessary to maintain seamless operations. He utilizes VMware, VSphere and other programs to provide clients with up-to-date information in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Rob A. Kotsybar, MCTS, MCP, MCSA has been promoted to Senior Systems Engineer in the Technology Services Group. With over 7 years of experience selling and installing hardware, Rob enjoys providing optimal support to help technology clients develop and maintain technological efficiency. He has experience consulting with small and mid-sized businesses on hardware and software installation and repair and firewall configuration.
Tammy J. Keller has been promoted to Resource Manager in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Tammy handles all of the scheduling, manages the audit support staff, and is involved in staff orientation and project management for the Audit and Advisory Services Group. She works with the team to ensure all projects go through quality control and stay on schedule.
Rebekah J. Eyre, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Tax Services Group. Rebekah works with individuals and privately-held businesses on tax planning and compliance. She helps individuals and families with year-end tax planning, as well as filing individual tax, trust and estate tax returns.
Laura R. Faletti, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Outsourced Accounting Services Group. Laura works with businesses to perform payroll tax returns and utilizing QuickBooks to make accounting processes more efficient. Her areas of expertise include federal and multi-state tax planning and compliance for individuals and business, as well as professional services.
Savannah L. Greatting, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Tax Services Group. Savannah works with individuals on their tax and estate planning. A member of the Anders Family Wealth and Estate Planning Services Group, she enjoys helping families minimize their tax burden today and suggesting tax planning strategies to look towards their financial future.
Zach M. McDowell, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Tax Services Group. Zach helps individuals and privately-held businesses in a variety of industries with tax planning, preparation and compliance. He enjoys working with families and financial advisors in the Family Wealth & Estate Planning Services Group, professional athletes in the Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group and manufacturers and distributors.
Leigh A. Reiter, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Outsourced Accounting Services Group. Leigh services clients in the Outsourced Accounting Services Group by helping them with their financial management, including payroll services and corporate and individual tax returns. She has experience in private accounting in the software development and manufacturing industries.
Tom E. Squires, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Tom performs financial statement audits and reviews for clients in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate and construction and gaming industries. With three years of Big Four public accounting experience and one year working for his family’s manufacturing business, Tom relates to his clients and their needs to help them grow their business.
Sam A. Hazel has been promoted to Systems Engineer in the Technology Services Group. Sam utilizes his years of IT experience to provide technical support to Anders Technology Services clients. He works with businesses to automate processes using technology platforms to make their jobs easier. Sam specializes in network, firewall and server maintenance and believes problems should only need to be fixed once.
Austin T. Bammer, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Tax Services Group. He works with individual and corporate clients on year-end tax planning and compliance, partnership and trust returns. Austin works with clients in a variety of industries, and especially enjoys working with athletes and startup companies on their tax planning.
Bobbie A. Dampier, CPA, MBA has been promoted to Senior in the Tax Services Group. Bobbie works with individuals on year-end tax planning and compliance and businesses in a variety of industries on their tax planning needs. A problem solver and numbers person, Bobbie enjoys helping clients with difficult tax situations find the best solution.
Tanner C. Hankins, CPA has been promoted to Senior Accountant in the Outsourced Accounting Services Group. His experience working with businesses on monthly accounting, tax preparation and financial statement preparation is a great asset to his clients. Tanner utilizes cloud-based platforms to streamline processes and increase financial transparency for the businesses he works with.
Brittney E. Jostes has been promoted to Senior in the Tax Services Group. Brittney is experienced in individual and corporate tax planning and compliance. Brittney works on year-end tax planning with clients in a variety of industries, including real estate and construction, to learn the ins and outs of their businesses.
Stephen S. Kohler has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Stephen performs compilations, financial statement reviews and audits, and specializes in multi-employer benefit plans. He works with clients in a variety of industries including local unions and not-for-profit organizations.
Raven S. Lawhorn has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Raven works with businesses in a variety of industries on financial statement audits and reviews. Before joining Anders full-time, Raven started as a summer intern in 2017. Performing year-end audits gives Raven the opportunity to learn how different entities function and impact the community.
Abby J. McGrath, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Abby has experience working on compilations, financial statement reviews and audits for clients in a variety of industries. She loves meeting the people behind a business and learning their operations to better serve them.
Ryan J. Morse, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Ryan works with privately-held companies in a wide variety of industries on financial statement reviews and audits. He is passionate about working and collaborating with businesses to meet their financial reporting requirements and develop appropriate business practices.
Connor J. Obermeier, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Tax Services Group. Connor works with individual and corporate clients on tax planning needs. He has experience with personal, trust and business returns for clients in a variety of industries. Connor also works with athletes in the Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group.
Jake T. Sauer, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Tax Services Group. Jake assists individuals and corporate clients with their year-end tax planning and tax return preparation. His motivated personality led him to pass all four sections of the CPA exam upon graduating with his Master’s.
Katie L. Schmitz, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. Katie works with small to mid-size businesses on compilations, financial statement reviews and audits. She has clients in a variety of industries, and enjoys learning the inner workings of different businesses and industries and how to improve financial processes.
Brian T. Shull, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Audit and Advisory Services Group. He specializes in performing compilations, financial statement reviews and audits for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations. Brian enjoys connecting with his clients and providing financial insights to make a positive impact on businesses and organizations.
Amy L. Hooker has been promoted to Health Care Coordinator. Amy works with the Health Care Group on drafting engagement letters, proposals and client correspondence. Keeping the group organized is Amy’s top priority, and she helps coordinate meetings, presentations and any other scheduling needs.
Katie M. Young has been promoted to Technology Coordinator. Katie assists with the Technology Services Group's business development efforts and reports to keep the group’s efforts and goals aligned. She tracks product licenses and compares vendor pricing with capabilities to get the best solutions for clients.
About Anders Anders has over 200 partners and staff members, and approximately $36 million in revenue. For more than 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, technology and financial services. Anders is a member firm of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), one of the largest international associations of independent accounting firms. For more information on Anders, visit anderscpa.com and follow on us Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram: @AndersCPA.