Baker Tilly Admits 44 New Partners

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP admits 44 new partners effective June 1. The class represents a wide variety of expertise and experience across the organization.

“Our incoming partners inspire our team members with their passion for our profession and deep commitment to our mission,” said Baker Tilly CEO Jeffrey Ferro. “With their leadership, I look forward to our continued journey creating the advisory CPA firm of the future, today.”

Spanning geographies, services, and industries across the firm, these new partners embody Baker Tilly’s values and uphold the firm’s purpose to unleash and amplify talent.

Congratulations to Baker Tilly’s newest partners:

Marsha S. Ackerman, CPA Assurance – Real Estate and Construction (Washington, D.C.)

Nirav H. Badani, CPA Assurance – Financial Services (Irvine, California)

Ashley R. Barber, CPA Tax – Commercial (Iselin, New Jersey)

Jason M. Carter, JD Tax – Manufacturing and Distribution (Chicago, Illinois)

Lindsay N. Coffey, CPA Consulting – Client Accounting Services (Dallas, Texas)

Kevin Coonan, MBA Consulting – Healthcare Solutions (Chicago, Illinois)

Matthew J. Damone, JD Tax – Transfer Pricing (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Bishesh Devkota, Consulting – Baker Tilly Digital (Washington, D.C.)

Jonathan K. Drysdale, CPA Tax – Private Client Services (Dallas, Texas)

Heather M. Dwyer, CPA Tax – Private Wealth (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Victor Geagla, CPA Assurance – Commercial (Washington, D.C.)

Laura K. Groppoli, CPA Assurance (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Sheanne M. Hediger, CPA Assurance – Public Sector (Eau Clare, Wisconsin)

Caroline H. Hipple, CPA Assurance – Higher Education and Not-for-Profit (Iselin, New Jersey)

Kirk J. Jirak, CPA Tax – Commercial (Tampa, Florida)

Christopher M. Kassay, CPA Assurance – Real Estate and Construction (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Trenton J. Kleist, CPA Assurance – Real Estate and Construction (Madison, Wisconsin)

Andrew J. Koelbl, Consulting – Real Estate Advisory (Madison, Wisconsin)

Katie E. Kral, MSA Consulting – Client Accounting Services (Chicago, Illinois)

Meghan C. Loomis, PHR Consulting – Baker Tilly Digital (Chicago, Illinois)

Michael T. Maguire, JD, CPA Tax (Tampa, Florida)

Shabinaaz F. Mahdi, CPA Tax – Professional Services (Washington, D.C.)

Carla M. Mattsson, CPA Tax – Commercial (Boston, Massachusetts)

Andy P. McCarty, CPA Tax – Baker Tilly Advantage (Appleton, Wisconsin)

Andrew J. McCauley, CPA, CISA Consulting – Risk Advisory (Dallas, Texas)

Randal S. Nachenberg, CPA Tax (Encino, California)

Joseph C. Pellerite, CPA Consulting – Client Accounting Services (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Brad J. Polizzano, JD, LLM Tax – Commercial (Manhattan, New York)

Claire E. Pugh, CPA, MBA Assurance – Real Estate and Construction (Dallas, Texas)

Sara A. Rebman, CPA, MSA Tax (Detroit, Michigan)

Raluca G. Romonti, CPA Tax – Commercial (Tampa, Florida)

Bill Ruscitti, CPA, MAS Assurance – Real Estate and Construction (Chicago, Illinois)

Michael A. Schmittlein Jr., CPA Tax – Real Estate and Construction (Washington, D.C.)

Sherry Sedighi, CPA Assurance (Los Angeles, California)

Deana L. Serracino, CPA Tax – (Dallas, Texas)

Russell J. Sommers, CPA, CISA Consulting – Risk Advisory (Iselin, New Jersey)

Michael W. Sullivan, CPA, MBA Consulting – Client Accounting Services (Boston, Massachusetts)

Richard J. Thompson, CPA Assurance – Commercial (Washington, D.C.)

Jack K. Torpey, FCA Consulting – Forensics, Litigation and Valuation Services (London, United Kingdom)

Nuwandi G. Trahan, CPA Consulting – Real Estate Advisory (Austin, Texas)

Michael W. Wascura, CPA Assurance – Higher Education and Not-for-Profit (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania)

Brooke M. Weitzer, CPA Tax – Commercial (Madison, Wisconsin)

Kevin M. Welch, CPA Assurance – Manufacturing and Distribution (Detroit, Michigan)

Jason C. Winterburn, CPA Consulting – Transactions and Financial Advisory (Washington, D.C.)

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