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LBMC PC Announces Audit and Tax Department Promotions

07/20/2016

LBMC is pleased to announce the following 2016 audit and tax department promotions for the firm.  Nashville (Brentwood), Chattanooga and Knoxville offices are all represented.

The following staff members have been promoted to a senior position in the Audit department:

Josh Elliott now serves as a Senior in the Audit department in the Nashville office. Josh joined the firm in 2014 after previously working as a Legislative Auditor with the Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee.  He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Josh’s hobbies include following sports and music and spending time in the outdoors.  Josh is married and he and his wife have a young daughter.

Jessica Gillis now serves as a Senior to the Audit department in the Nashville office. Jessica joined LBMC in 2015 with over two years of public accounting experience with Puryear, Hamilton, Hausman, and Wood, PLC.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her Master of Accountancy degree at Middle Tennessee State University.  Jessica’s hobbies include horseback riding, running, cooking, soccer, and attending concerts.  She is originally from Chapel Hill, TN.  Jessica is married and she and her husband reside in Murfreesboro.

Brent Jolly now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Chattanooga office. Brent has two years of experience with LBMC. Prior to joining the firm, he was the assistant men’s basketball coach for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University and his Master of Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Brent is originally from Sparta, TN.  His hobbies include sports activities and he enjoys watching college basketball and football.  He is married to Erica Jolly.

 Bryan Mattice now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Chattanooga office. Bryan has six years of auditing and accounting experience with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and nearly two years with LBMC. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Master of Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Bryan is an active TSCPA committee Chair. Bryan likes to play golf in his free time. He is originally from Chattanooga, TN.

 Scott Miller now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Chattanooga office. Scott joined the firm in 2014. His prior experience includes an assurance internship with KraftCPAs and Parker, Parker & Associates PLC. He earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was the recipient of the TSCPA Scholarship and the Wink Midgett Accounting Scholarship. Scott is actively involved in the TSCPA and serves on the newsletter committee for the LBMC Young Professionals group. Scott’s hobbies include running, basketball, football, and cars. Scott is originally from Nashville, TN.

 Paula Novak now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Paula joined the firm in 2015 after working as an Auditor with KraftCPAs.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Marketing degrees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her Master of Accountancy at Middle Tennessee State University.  Paula holds the CPA and CFE licenses and serves on the Young CPAs Committee for TSCPA.  She is from Murfreesboro, TN and is married to Jonathan (Tax Senior at LBMC) and works predominately with middle market companies.

 Collin Phelps now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Collin joined LBMC in 2015.  He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at Lipscomb University and was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Accounting. Collin is a sports fan and is originally from Lincoln, NE.  In addition to his recent promotion, Collin was married at the end of May.

Emert Ridener now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Knoxville office. Since joining the firm in 2014, Emert has worked on engagements involving Sarbanes Oxley compliance, financial statement audits of privately held companies, and employee benefit plan audits. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Emert enjoys playing guitar and spending time with friends and family, including his dog, Mallie. He is originally from Powell, TN.

 Lauren Stanford now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Lauren joined LBMC full time in 2014 after completing an Audit internship in 2013.  She also has experience as a Tax intern with Puryear, Hamilton, Hausman, and Wood, PLC.  Lauren earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at Middle Tennessee State University.  In her free time, she enjoys running and traveling.  Lauren is married to Crews (Tax Senior at LBMC) and works with middle market companies.

Katie Tierney now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Katie returned to the firm in 2014 after completing an internship with our Audit department in 2013.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Belmont University and earned her Master of Accountancy degree at Middle Tennessee State University.  Her hobbies include running and intramural sports.  She is from Gatlinburg, TN.

Chelcie Tyra now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Chelcie joined LBMC in 2014.  She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting.  Chelcie is a Kentucky basketball fan and is originally from Campton, KY.  Chelcie works primarily with middle market companies that are both privately owned and private equity backed.

Barry VanDelinder now serves as a Senior to the Audit Department in the Chattanooga office. Barry joined the firm in 2014 and has two prior years of experience in accounting. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN and his Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. He also obtained his CPA license in February 2015. Barry is involved with LBMC Young Professionals and TSCPA.  He is an avid golfer and enjoys other sports, investment trading, as well as spending time with his wife, Samantha.

The following staff members have been promoted to a senior position in the Tax department:

Colton Clark now serves as a Senior to the Tax Department in the Knoxville office. Colton has worked with LBMC for two years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his Master of Accountancy degree from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as well.  He actually started his employment at LBMC while still in school when he was a “runner” for the Chattanooga office.  He later worked as an intern before accepting a fulltime position as a staff accountant in the Chattanooga office.  He transferred to the Knoxville office in the fall of 2015 and quickly became an integral part of the Knoxville team.  He enjoys traveling with his family and following UT sports.  Colton is a native of Knoxville.

Stephen Hill, CPA, now serves as a Senior to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. Stephen joined LBMC in 2014 after working as an Estate Tax Associate with Warren Averett.  He earned both his Master of Science degree in Marketing and Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business at the University of Alabama and completed Accounting coursework at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Stephen’s hobbies include golf, music, cooking, and following baseball and football.  He is originally from Birmingham, AL.

John Peake now serves as a Senior to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. John joined the firm full time in 2014 after completing an internship in the LBMC Tax department the previous year.  He earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at the University of Georgia.  Originally from Perry, GA, John and his wife, Caroline, have now settled in Nashville. He enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.

Blythe Powell now serves as a Senior to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. Blythe is originally from Columbia, MS and joined LBMC in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Southern Mississippi. Blythe volunteers with YouthWorks, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides life-changing Christ centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America.

Crews Stanford now serves as a Senior to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. Crews joined the firm in 2014 after completing an internship with LBMC the previous year.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Master of Accountancy degree at Middle Tennessee State University.  He is originally from Lawrenceburg, TN and enjoys baseball and golf.

LBMC has more than 500 employees, with offices in Nashville (Brentwood), Knoxville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources, and technology needs for its diverse client base. Specific services offered by the LBMC Family of Companies include accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, investment advisory services, permanent and contract staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology solutions, data security and risk, healthcare revenue cycle and consulting, litigation support, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and transaction advisory services.  For more information on LBMC, visit its website at www.lbmc.com.

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