Partner Spotlight

26
Apr
2019

Partner Spotlight – Valerie Ellis

26.04.2019

Valerie joined the firm in January 2018, with the firm’s acquisition of Gibbons & Kawash, where she had spent more than 25 years, rising to the position of managing partner.  She graduated from Marshall University and proudly supports the “Thundering Herd.”  She serves as the firm’s area coordinator in the Charleston office, and is an

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4
Feb
2019

Partner Spotlight – Chris Banta

4.02.2019

Chris joined the firm in August of 2000 after graduating from Virginia Tech.  From the first day he joined the firm, he expressed his interest in auditing and serving the governmental industry and is now the partner with oversight of the firm’s State and Local Government Niche.  Chris was named partner in 2014 and has

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8
Nov
2018

Partner Spotlight – Ryan McEntire

8.11.2018

Ryan joined Brown Edwards in January of 2003 after relocating to Virginia from Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Brown Edwards, Ryan worked as a tax manager in the family owned and managed advisory group for Crowe Chizek and prior to that worked two years for Arco Petroleum in Southern California. Ryan is a tax and

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6
Sep
2018

Partner Spotlight – Jim Fries

6.09.2018

Jim has been in the public accounting industry for over 16 years and has been with Brown Edwards for 10 years.  He is an assurance partner based in our Harrisonburg office and he specializes in working with employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations, including foundations, healthcare entities, community action agencies, and other social service organizations. 

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16
Jul
2018

Partner Spotlight – Ruth Still

16.07.2018

Ruth started her career in public accounting in June 1986 after graduating from West Virginia State University.  She worked at a couple of local Charleston firms before joining Chambers Paterno & Associates in 1992, a firm which later became Brown Edwards in 2008.  Ruth’s entire career has been in the tax area, with disciplines including

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25
May
2018

Partner Spotlight – Tony Roop

25.05.2018

Tony joined the Bristol office of Brown Edwards in November 2016 after assisting in developing a family office in private industry.  Tony is a tax focused partner and is also a financial advisor with Alliance Wealth Strategies, the wealth management affiliate of Brown Edwards.  His concentration areas include pass-through entities, family owned businesses, multigenerational wealth

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10
Apr
2018

Partner Spotlight – Melissa Stanley

10.04.2018

Melissa began at Brown Edwards in July 2015 after sixteen years with Dixon Hughes Goodman where she began her career as an associate and worked her way up to partner in 2007.  Melissa is an accounting and audit partner with Brown Edwards focusing on Manufacturing, Real Estate, Employee Benefits, Not-For-Profit and Education practice areas. In 2016,

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