Decosimo Announces Seven Promotions

Monday, February 10, 2014

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

“Our firm has always been committed to recognizing the outstanding work of our team members,” said firm-wide Managing Principal Nick Decosimo. “We take great pride in our efforts to aggressively recruit, retain and promote top professionals in their fields to serve the needs of our clients. We have continually strived to create a working environment where our professionals can grow and advance their careers within the firm.”

Decosimo has promoted Shelton Swafford Chambers and Sarah Denton to serve as tax managers in the firm’s Chattanooga  office.  

Ms. Chambers is a certified public accountant and a licensed attorney with over six years of combined experience in public accounting and estate planning advisory. As a tax manager with Decosimo, she works primarily in the areas of tax and estate planning serving trusts, tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee. She is licensed to practice in Tennessee.

Ms. Denton is a certified public accountant with seven years of tax experience in a variety of industries, including real estate, healthcare, consumer finance, and investment partnerships. Her experience includes federal tax planning and compliance, as well as multi-state tax planning. Ms. Denton is an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University, where she also earned a Masters of Accountancy. She is a licensed CPA in Tennessee and Georgia.

Also with the Chattanooga office, Kimberly Johnson has been promoted to senior accountant.

Decosimo has promoted Matt Wallace to senior accountant in the firm’s Nashville  office.

Decosimo has promoted Lauren Moore to senior accountant in the firm’s Memphis  office.

Decosimo has promoted Jonas Russell to senior accountant in the firm’s Cincinnati, Ohio, office.

Decosimo has promoted Owen McLaughlin to senior accountant in the firm’s Cayman Island office.


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