Stambaugh Ness Announces Expansion of Ownership

January 8, 2020

Firm Prepares for the Future with Strategic Leadership Positioning

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Stambaugh Ness (SN) is pleased to announce 13 new firm owners. As part of SN’s commitment to being future-ready, the firm’s Board of Managers recently launched the SN Ownership and Leadership Program. The program not only helps meet the succession needs of the firm but also provides employees with greater leadership opportunities to support strategic growth initiatives.

Stambaugh Ness President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven L. Hake states, “This expansion of our firm ownership is certainly indicative of an exciting period of growth for us. By elevating these talented leaders into ownership roles, we are able to leverage their strengths further to be better positioned for future growth and success.”

​SN’s ownership team has been expanded to include:

Katie Bochniak, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Chief People and Culture Officer

Chad Bumbaugh, CPA, Director, Entrepreneurial Services Group

Kelly Chambers, CPA, Director, Entrepreneurial Services Group

Krista Gardner, CPA, Director, Not-for-Profit & Governmental Group

Valerie Higgins, Director of Architecture, Engineering & Construction Advisory Services

Jason Jaworski, Chief Operating Officer

Phil Keeney, Director of Technology Solutions

Lisa Lee, Manager, Client Accounting Services

Kelly Morningstar, CPA, Manager, Strategic Tax Advisory Group

Susan Patrick, Director of Client Solutions

Meredith Reinhart, CPA, Manager, Manufacturing & Distribution Group

Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Workforce Advisory Services

Heather Zecher, Director of Marketing

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About Stambaugh Ness

Stambaugh Ness is a multi-discipline, professional services firm serving clients nationally with a strategic focus on the architecture and engineering, professional services, construction and real estate, and manufacturing industries.  Through the Stambaugh Ness family of companies, clients have access to a sophisticated menu of services, including compliance, government contract services, strategic tax solutions, technology and cyber risk advisory, data solutions, Microsoft solutions, Deltek ERP software, strategic growth advisory, workforce and talent solutions, outsourced accounting, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions.

The firm is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently-owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals.