For Immediate Release Issue Date: February 22, 2013 Contact: Edward D. Warren – Marketing Director (301) 733-5020 – email@example.com SMITH ELLIOTT KEARNS & COMPANY, LLC ANNOUNCES STAFF PROMOTIONSThe Members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC are pleased to announce thefollowing promotions effective January 1, 2013.PROMOTED TO SUPERVISOR Jill L. Bachtell was promoted from Senior Associate to Supervisor. Jill graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She joined the Hagerstown office’s Audit Department in 2008 and specializes in providing ERISA and manufacturing audit services. Mark A. Hill was promoted from Senior Associate to Supervisor. Mark graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He joined the firm in 2010 and services institutional healthcare clients in the Carlisle office. Brooke A. Murphy, EA, was promoted from Senior Associate to Supervisor. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Brooke joined the Carlisle office in 2005 and serves tax, accounting services, and QuickBooks clients. She has served on the firm’s Scan Task Force. William H. Souders, CPA, was promoted from Senior Associate to Supervisor. He joined the firm in 2005 after graduating summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. William provides audit services to nonprofit, governmental and business clients in the Hagerstown office.PROMOTED TO SENIOR ASSOCIATE Erin Shoop, CPA was promoted from Staff Associate to Senior Associate. Erin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. She joined the audit department of the Hagerstown office in 2009. Erin provides services to financial institutions, nonprofits and ERISA clients.
PROMOTED TO STAFF ASSOCIATE Mandy L. Walls was promoted from Support Accountant to Staff Associate. Mandy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kaplan College. She joined the Chambersburg office in 2009 and works with the firm’s small business and individual clients providing accounting, tax and QuickBooks services.PROMOTED TO SUPERVISING ACCOUNTANT Kelley R. Merris was promoted from Support Accountant to Supervising Accountant. Kelley attended Harrisburg Area Community College and joined the Carlisle office in 2001. Kelley works with payroll and accounting services clients as well as supervises the accounting service practice in Carlisle. In addition, Kelley serves on the firm’s ACTS Committee