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LBMC Announces Tax and Audit Promotions


Nashville, TN, October, 2013 LBMC is pleased to announce the following 2013 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 high level of talent and 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.”

The following staff members have been promoted to a senior position in the LBMC Accounting and Assurance Services Division:

Michelle Ebel, CPA, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting; she has held internships with Betts & Rubio, PLLC, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Linda-Gail Hough graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor’s of business administration degree and a master’s of accountancy .Prior to joining LBMC, she was with Skyline Exhibitor Source.

Ryan Johnson, CPA, graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor’s of business administration degree in Accounting.Before joining LBMC, he served in the U.S. Army for nearly five years as an Infantryman with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Drew McCullough, CPA, is originally from Newnan, Georgia and is a graduate of Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He previously worked as a staff auditor for Erwin and Company, P.A.

Leighton Smith, CPA, is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with both bachelor and master’s degrees in business administration.  Previously a certified pharmacy technician at Walgreens, Leighton is an avid outdoorsman and a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The LBMC Tax Services division has also seen significant growth in the last year and has promoted the following to a position of senior in the tax services division:

Amanda DeRosia, CPA, has been promoted to senior accountant in the tax services department. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Middle Tennessee State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has more than three years’ experience preparing individual federal and state tax returns and business returns.

Lauren Dougan, CPA, She is a recent graduate of Harding University and recently worked as an intern at Thompson Dunavant.

Mike Elledge has been promoted to a senior accountant in the tax services group. Prior to joining LBMC, he was a staff accountant with CPA Consulting Group, PLLC. Elledge received the LBMC Excellence in Accounting Award while attending Lipscomb University where he earned joint Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Master of Accountancy (MACC) degrees.

Kyle Engels, CPA, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University; Engels holds a master’s degree with a concentration in accounting and specialization in taxation. Prior to joining LBMC, Engels was an accounts payable specialist with Affinion Group.

Michael Ganschow, CPA, is a graduate of the Lipscomb University with both bachelor and master degrees in accounting. Prior to joining the the LBMC team, he served as an intern.

Denise A. Thomas, MS, is now a senior in the firm’s Transfer Pricing practice after being promoted from a staff position.  Originally from Chattanooga, Denise earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.