Decosimo CPA Firm Has 12 Promotions Across Regional Offices

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, announced promotions Wednesday for 12 professionals across its regional practice network.  

Atlanta
Decosimo has promoted Matt Natho to assurance senior in the firm’s Atlanta, Ga. office.

Chattanooga

Decosimo has promoted Natalie Shipley to senior assurance manager in the firm’s Chattanooga office. Ms. Shipley is a certified public accountant with more than 10 years experience in public accounting, with specific experience providing audit services to benefit plans and clients in the healthcare and restaurant industries. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Shipley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Lynchburg College and holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Denver. 

Also with the Chattanooga office, Leigh Linhoss has been promoted to assurance supervisor, and both Will Boulware and Ashley Finch have been promoted to assurance seniors with Decosimo’s healthcare practice. 

Knoxville
Decosimo has promoted Josh Rudd to assurance senior manager in the firm’s Knoxville office. Mr. Rudd has experience managing assurance engagements including audits, compilations, reviews, financial management, agreed-upon-procedures and consulting for both publicly traded and privately held companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profits, restaurants, transportation, retail and construction. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and a Masters of Accountancy degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Josh is an active member of Knoxville chapter of the Financial Executives Institute and serves on its public relations committee. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.  

Memphis
Decosimo has promoted Stacy Chow to tax manager in the firm’s Memphis office. Ms. Chow has experience providing tax services to closely held businesses, partnerships, and individuals. She also has experience serving physician practices, investment partnerships, as well as manufacturing and real estate industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy with an emphasis in tax from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Ms. Chow is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Tennessee. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she currently serves on the Young CPA Committee and as a board member for 2011-2012. She is also a member of the Junior League of Memphis. 

Also with the Memphis office, Decosimo promoted Jeremy Matthews to assurance senior. 

Nashville
Decosimo has promoted Russ Neal to assurance senior manager in the firm’s Nashville office. Mr. Neal has provided audit, due diligence and management consulting services to numerous industries, including financial services, community banks, foundations, healthcare, investment partnerships, printing, manufacturing and a broad range of not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. An alumni of Middle Tennessee State University, Mr. Neal graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  

Cincinnati, Ohio
Decosimo has promoted Krista Braun and Matt Elberfeld to senior accountants in the firm’s Cincinnati, Ohio office. Also with the Cincinnati office, Decosimo has promoted Ryan Newkirk to tax supervisor. 



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