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LBMC Announces Audit and Tax Department Manager Promotions

07/22/2016

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

“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 Jeff Drummonds, LBMC CEO. “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.”

The following staff members have been promoted to a manager position within the Audit department:

Michael Decker now serves as a Manager in the Audit department in the Nashville office. Michael joined LBMC in 2014 with over four years of experience in public accounting at Rhea & Ivy (now Dixon Hughes Goodman) and BDO, and two years’ experience in litigation support at Accounting, Economics & Appraisals Group, LLC.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy degrees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and holds the CPA, CFE, and CFSA licenses.  Michael is primarily focused on serving middle market companies, both family owned as well as private equity backed.  In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, following the Vols, and spending time with family.

Michelle Ebel now serves as a Manager of the Audit department in the Nashville office where she specializes in Healthcare audits. Michelle joined the firm in 2011.  She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and served as President of Beta Alpha Psi.  Michelle spends most of her client-facing time in the healthcare industry and has been a valued member of that team over the last several years, serving some of the firm’s largest healthcare clients. 

Ryan Johnson now serves as a Manager to the Audit Department in the Nashville office. Ryan joined the firm in 2011 as a Tax intern and returned as an Audit Staff Accountant the following year.  Ryan works primarily in the firm’s healthcare and employee benefit plan practices.  He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.  Prior to completing his degree at Lipscomb, he served as an Army Ranger in the 75th Ranger Regiment for over four years.  Ryan and his wife have a son, twin daughters and are expecting their fourth child, a boy, later this year.  Ryan enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, exercising, and playing the guitar.

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

Michael Ganschow now serves as a Manager to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. Michael joined the firm in 2012 after completing an internship in the LBMC Tax department.  He works on the Wealth Advisors group and specializes in large and complex tax returns for individuals, high net wealth family groups, real estate and investment partnerships, and trusts. He has experience with estates as well. He earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at Lipscomb University.  Michael likes to spend his free time working out, taking joy rides in his jeep, and staying as active as possible outdoors.

Amanda Hensley now serves as a Manager to the Tax Department in the Knoxville office. Amanda joined the firm in November of 2011. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Amanda’s hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and UT sports. She is originally from Loudon, TN.  She works on a variety of business and individual clients and has been a leader by example in the Knoxville office. She and her husband have two sons.

 Jessica Toney now serves as a Manager to the Tax Department in the Nashville office. She works mainly with healthcare clients as well as large corporations and partnerships. Jessica joined the firm in 2012 after completing a Tax internship with LBMC.  She has previous internship experience with Faulkner, Mackie and Cochran, PC.  Jessica earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree at Lipscomb University.  In her free time, she enjoys any and all sports, spending time with family and friends, especially her husband and son.