Carmel, Ind. – Blue & Co., LLC is proud to announce the promotion of Landon Hackett, Tony Javorka, and Rob Kester to director effective January 1, 2019.

Landon Hackett is a Director with Blue & Co., LLC. His focus is primarily in the reimbursement area with a concentration in Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, Medicaid disproportionate share reimbursement and state and federal healthcare regulation. His clients include acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, rural health clinics, federally qualified health clinics, and community residential facilities for the developmentally disabled.

Mr. Hackett has degrees from Indiana University and Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. He is a member of the AICPA, Indiana CPA Society, along with a number of health care organizations.

Tony Javorka is a Director of Blue & Co.’s Valuation and Healthcare Strategy Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting in and working in the healthcare arena for various providers. For 14 years, he worked as an executive operations leader for hospital and physician practices. Mr. Javorka primarily works with executive leaders to engage their focus on the physician enterprise to maximize financial and operational performance. Mr. Javorka has consulted on all aspects of healthcare management including strategy execution between the hospital and physician enterprise, performance management, development of a physician enterprise risk portfolio and physician compensation strategy, design, and compliance.

Mr. Javorka holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University, and is a current or past participant in many civic/board roles in the community including: CICOA Foundation (secretary), Tabor Ministries (vice president), Young Presidents Organization, Indiana Lung Association (past- executive planning committee), Indiana State University Mentor Program (past), Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene (past) and The Penrod Society (past treasurer). He was named Indy's Best and Brightest in 2013 for Achievement in Healthcare.

Rob Kester is a Director in Blue & Co.’s Business Valuation & Litigation Support Services Group, serving the Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio markets. Mr. Kester has more than 15 years of experience in the forensic accounting and valuation fields including the areas of estate and gift, marital dissolution, lost profits, damages, and support to attorneys in virtually all areas of litigation, including expert testimony and case consultation.

Mr. Kester earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and holds the certifications of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He is also very active in the community serving as president of the board of directors for the Carriage House and serving on the KyCPA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also the current chairperson of the Forensic Accounting and Business Valuation Committee for the Kentucky Society of CPAs.

About Blue and Co.

Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 450 people in 10 offices across Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. With almost 50 years in operation, 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.

For more information, please visit www.blueandco.com.

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