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Your fellow colleagues are often recognized for providing innovative services to their clients; being a part of an amazing human-interest story; or for receiving honors, awards and other accolades. The links below direct you to articles about these exceptional CPAs.

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Michael Kalifeh Wins the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E. Award in the Finance Category
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Michael Kalifeh on winning the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals' Golden A.C.E. Award in the...
CPA Patrick Hrabos Participated in the Boston Marathon
Patrick Hrabos, of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein PA, in Sarasota, participated in the Boston Marathon on Tax Day, which this year was April 18.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Dennis Gallant on Being Accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class
Dennis Gallant May 20, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL – Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Dennis Gallant on being accepted into Leadership...
Shane Drake Promoted to Tax Supervisor
Shane Drake FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 19, 2016) – Shane Drake , certified public accountant, has been promoted to tax supervisor at Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A. Drake has more than a decade of industry experience. In 2010, he...
Brevard CPA Reunites Lost Dog with Family
Enter Ken Whittaker, well-dressed that day as befits a CPA and the president of Whittaker Cooper Financial Group. In the late afternoon, Whittaker was returning to his office when he spotted a muddy, disoriented old dog in the middle of the road...
Delinda Fogel Promoted to CFO for Morris Publishing Group
Delinda Fogel, publisher of The St. Augustine Record and staugustine.com, has been promoted to the position of CFO for Morris Publishing Group. The announcement was made by William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
Brad Shipley Graduates from Leadership Bonita
Brad Shipley , shareholder and member of the board of directors at Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A. in Fort Myers, has graduated from the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bonita program, class of 2015-16. He...
Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English Donates $10,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College
Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A. donated $10,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College toward the construction of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The contribution made the accounting firm a Sweet 16 donor in FSW's Arena Bracketology...
Nestor Caballero Inducted into MDC 2016 Hall of Fame
Nestor Caballero, the son of Cuban immigrants, is a managing partner at Alberni, Caballero & Fierman, LLP. Caballero also serves as the chairperson of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Miami-Dade Chapter, and is former...
John Q. Adams Joins Coastal Banking Company Directors
Adams is an owner and principal at Adams & Company, P.A., which provides accounting, tax planning and business consulting services. Adams is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified...
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, Earns the Certified Valuation Analyst Credential
Thomas E. Garland, CPA/CVA, CFE, Cr.Fa. , Litigation and Valuation Services Manager at Appelrouth Farah & Co., PA. , successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to...
Human Resources Outsourcing Firm, MBA, Named 2016 Best Place to Work
Modern Business Associates (MBA) , one of the bay area's most recognizable providers of customized payroll, tax, benefits, risk management and HR administrative solutions, was recently named a Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay in the Biggest...
Jewel McCance and Beverly Parker Named CPAs by the Florida Board of Accountancy
Shorstein & Shorstein PA announced that Jewel McCance, firm principal, Beverly Parker, firm principal, and Brittany Ferguson, firm senior accountant, were named certified public accountants by the Florida Board of Accountancy.
Villela & Shilts Opens New Office in Ocala
Villela & Shilts, LLC has opened a third office in Ocala, Fla. The firm already had offices in Miami and Jacksonville.
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Joe Gruters to Florida State University Board of Trustees
Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Joseph Gruters to the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Joseph Gruters, 38, of Sarasota, is the owner of Gruters CPA. He previously served as chairman of the Sarasota County Planning...
Steven Richards Named Finance Director at Bonita Springs Utilities
Steven Richards BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (April 14, 2016) – Bonita Springs Utilities has appointed Steven Richards as finance director, responsible for maintaining the utility’s financial records, supervising investments and overseeing...
AICPA Names James A. Boudreau II as an Elijah Watt Sells Award Recipient
James is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accounting and is employed with Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C. in Gainesville.
Brandy Guida Named Shareholder at Cohen & Grieb
Guida is a certified public accountant with 23 years of tax experience in public accounting, with significant experience working with closely held businesses, providing bookkeeping services, compiling financial statements, tax planning for the...
Scott Stinard, CPA, CGMA, Appointed Audit Manager at Moore Stephens Lovelace
Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, recently named Scott Stinard, CPA, CGMA, as Audit Manager in the Firm’s Orlando office. Stinard has over 15 years of accounting and finance...
Two Headed for Runoff for Plant City Commission Seat
Nate Kilton, who touted his business and civic experience, received 49.84 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s municipal election, followed by retired Marine and law enforcement officer David Cook with 29.53 percent of the vote. Ricardo Cornonado, a...
Eric Robinson Announces Bid for Sarasota County School Board Seat
Eric Robinson, shareholder, founder and chief financial officer at Venice-based Robinson, Hanks, Young and Roberts CPA firm (www.RobinsonHanks.com) and member of the Sarasota County School Board financial advisory committee, is announcing his...
Bill Jarema has Joined Englewood Bank & Trust as a Vice President, Commercial Lender
Jarema has more than 25 years of experience with all forms of commercial lending, concentrating on owner occupied and investor real estate lending. He is a graduate of the Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor's of applied science in...
Villela & Shilts, LLC Acquires Adams & Company
Villela & Shilts, LLC has acquired Adams & Company of Ocala. The firm now operates across the state of Florida with offices in Miami, Jacksonville and Ocala.
Violeta Peshev Joins Daszkal Bolton as Tax Manager
Daszkal Bolton recently welcomed Violeta Peshev into its tax practice as a manager. With more than 15 years of experience, Peshev will assist closely held private businesses and high net worth families with estate and trust planning and tax...
Thomas Howell Ferguson's Allison Harrell Named to “25 Women You Need to Know”
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Allison Harrell on being selected as one of the 2016 "25 Women You Need to Know" by the Tallahassee...

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