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LBMC Announces Nashville Audit and Tax Promotions

07/29/2014

Nashville, TN, June 10, 2014 LBMC is pleased to announce the following audit and tax department promotions for the firm—all are located in the Brentwood (Nashville) office.

“We are very proud of the LBMC culture that promotes individual growth and goal achievement for our personnel, another example of why we are a national Best Places to Work Award Winner,” said David Morgan, LBMC Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “The number of promotions in these divisions also illustrates our commitment to providing top quality customer service for our clients as we keep up with the fast-paced growth of the company in the last few years.”

Trey Yant has been promoted to a Senior Manager position within the audit services group.  Trey is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of public accounting and assurance experience working with a wide variety of local, national and international companies, including privately owned and public.  While he specializes in audit and assurance, Trey has assisted companies with acquisitions and mergers and is a member of LBMC’s Private Equity Team.  Before joining LBMC, Trey’s previous experience included working in the audit and assurance department for a national accounting firm in Memphis, Tennessee.

Laura Bush was recently promoted to Manager with the audit services group. Laura, a Certified Public Accountant, has spent the majority of her public accounting career serving the healthcare industry. Laura received her MBA with an accounting concentration from Tennessee Technological University along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Seth Neller has been promoted to Manager within the audit services group. Seth is a Certified Public Accountant with experience providing assurance and consulting services across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, service, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plans.  Before joining LBMC, Seth worked as an audit senior at a local firm in Plano, Texas.

Chris Floyd has been promoted to a Senior position in the accounting firm’s accounting and assurance services department.  Chris, a Certified Public Accountant, has primarily spent his public accounting career serving the healthcare and manufacturing industries as well as employee benefit plan audits and Sarbanes-Oxley. Before joining LBMC, Chris had prior experience as a tax intern at HCA and an audit intern at Deloitte.

Staci Gatlin has been promoted to a Senior in the accounting and assurance services department.  Staci is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Alabama, with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.  She has continued her education through ongoing continuing professional education groups offered by various professional organizations.

Kurt Zollner has been promoted to Senior in the accounting and assurance services department.  Kurt is a Certified Public Accountant that has worked in a wide variety of industries and services including healthcare organizations, manufacturing companies, not-for-profit organizations, benefit plan audits, Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit.  Kurt is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor degree in accounting and a master degree in business administration.

Jayme Parmakian has been promoted to Senior Manager in the tax services group. Jayme Parmakian, a Certified Public Accountant, has diversified experience with a variety of issues in the area of tax compliance and tax consulting, including tax due diligence and transaction advisory. She is a member of Leadership Health Care and serves on the Finance Committee for the YWCA. She also obtained her Masters of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004.

Felicia Watts has been promoted to Senior Manager in the tax services department.  Felicia has diversified experience with a variety of industries and has significant experience in income, franchise and sales taxes and accounting for income taxes. Her previous experience includes practicing with the local office of a certified public accounting firm. Felicia is a magna cum laude graduate of Tennessee Technological University, with an emphasis in accounting and business administration.

Lisa Mintel is now a Manager in the tax services department.  Lisa, a Certified Public Accountant, has spent the majority of her public accounting career serving area of wealth management. She focuses on large individual return, real estate and investment partnerships and private foundations. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mary Agnew has been promoted to a Senior Accountant in the tax services group. Prior to joining LBMC, she was with a firm in Baltimore, MD, where she worked in a variety of industries and gained experience in the areas of Individual, Corporate, Partnership, Trust, and Not-for-Profit taxes. Before moving to Baltimore, Mary began her tax career in Alabama where she worked with a large regional firm preparing individual and partnership tax returns. Mary received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and her MBA from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Mary also received a minor in German from the University of Alabama.

Gretchen Bates is a Senior on the Wealth Management team at LBMC.  She focuses on tax planning for high net worth individuals. Gretchen prepares corporate, partnership, individual, trust, gift and foundation tax returns.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an Intacct Accountant Partner Certification. Gretchen received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She graduated with Distinction as a University Scholar and cum laude.  Gretchen received her Master’s in Accountancy from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business.

Michael Bolton was recently promoted to a Senior in the tax department. Michael is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Business Administration.  He earned his Master’s in Accountancy, also at MTSU and is currently sitting for his CPA.

Catrice James has been promoted to Senior within the Tax Services department. Catrice, a certified public accountant, is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.  She is also a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, with a Master of Accountancy, emphasis in Taxation.  Catrice has spent the majority of her public accounting career serving in the area of wealth management. She focuses on large individual returns, investment partnerships, and estate and gift tax returns.  Prior to joining LBMC, she worked in the Investment Bank at JP Morgan & Co.  A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Catrice resides in Nashville.

Mariya Rybolovleva has been promoted to Senior within the Tax Services department. Mariya, a Certified Public Accountant candidate, is a staff accountant at LBMC working for tax services department. Mariya started her career in public accounting as an intern at LBMC back in 2012. Mariya is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as her Master of Accountancy concentrating in the area of Taxation.

Shannon Simmons, a Certified Public Accountant,has been promoted to Senior within the Tax Services department.  She has diversified experience with a variety of industries as well as experience in income and franchise taxes for both partnerships and individuals.  Her previous experience includes working in the corporate accounting department of a local healthcare company.  Shannon graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting as well as her Master of Accountancy.

Jessica Toney has been promoted to Senior within the Tax Services department. Jessica is a Certified Public Accountant with a little over two years of public tax accounting experience.  She has worked with both local and national clients in a wide variety of industries and services including healthcare, oil and refinery, technology and franchising. Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master's Degree in Accounting from Lipscomb University.