CPAs in the Spotlight

CPAs in the Spotlight: October 2021

Each month, we highlight our FICPA members' latest and greatest career achievements. 

If you have good news you'd like to share about yourself, your firm or your employees and would like to be included in a future edition of CPAs in the Spotlight, please email communications@ficpa.org.

Here are the CPAs in the Spotlight from October:


Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co.

Gail Markham

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) is pleased to announce that Gail Markham, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, CFP®, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Partner at MNMW, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Foundation.  As a Board member, Markham will assist the FGCU Foundation in its mission to advance the university and its students by promoting the institution through philanthropy, offering long-term perspectives for FGCU, and sharing resources to benefit its teaching, scholarship, and public service mission.

“It is an honor to be elected to this esteemed Board for the FGCU Foundation,” said Markham. “It is important to share our experience and guidance with upcoming generations for the future of our community, to ensure that the future for all professional industries is bright and secure.”

The FGCU Foundation is the channel for private gifts to FGCU through annual giving programs, planned gifts (outright gifts such as securities or real estate or deferred gifts through wills and trusts), and capital and other special-purpose campaigns. The Foundation’s principal responsibilities are to raise awareness of the need for private support, solicit gifts on behalf of FGCU, and exercise fiduciary management of those gifts. 


Thomas Howell Ferguson

Stephen Andrews, Paola Arbulu, Lorelle Chapman, Alex Frey, Dennis Gallant, Micah Kunkel, Catherine Stout, Matthew Walker

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs announces that Stephen Andrews, CPA and Dennis Gallant, CPA have been admitted as shareholders and will join the existing shareholder group as owners in the company. 

“This is an exciting day for us to invite Dennis and Stephen to join the shareholder group!" said Jeff Barbacci, managing shareholder. "Stephen has been with THF building value for our clients for the majority of his career, while Dennis joined us with former large-firm partner experience after moving from Ohio. Their different perspectives and experiences gained throughout their careers will be a great addition to our firm leadership, team development, and client advisory services.

“With the growth and expansion of our firm, we are following through with our commitment to the continued development of our team, along with our collective commitment to superior client service that is at the core of our culture. Dennis and Stephen live our firm’s mission by making a difference in everything they do. We are proud to have them on our team, and we look forward to watching their growth and leadership within our firm.” 

The firm also congratulates the following the individuals below on their recent promotions:

  • Matthew Walker and Catherine Stout to Directors in the Assurance Services Department
  • Paola Arbulu and Micah Kunkel on their promotion to Senior Managers in the Tax Services Department
  • Lorelle Chapman and Alexander Frey on their promotion to Managers in the Assurance Services Department
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