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PBMares Names Three New Partners


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Trzyna or Ray Weiss
443-621-7690 or jtrzyna@weisspr.com


NEWPORT NEWS, VA (12/30/15) – PBMares, LLP – a leading accounting and business-consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally – has named three new partners. Jennifer French, CPA, a Tax Manager in the Williamsburg, VA office; Todd Swisher, CPA, CGMA, a Senior Assurance Manager in the firm’s Richmond, VA office; and Dan Chenoweth, CPA, a Tax Manager in the Newport News, VA office will become partners, effective January 1, 2016.

“The existing partners at PBMares are all very excited to welcome Jennifer, Todd, and Dan to the partner group,” said Alan Witt, CPA, CEO of PBMares, LLP. “All three individuals have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, practice growth, and technical excellence.”

French has more than 20 years of public accounting experience. For the past 15 years, she has focused on assisting land developers, contractors, not-for-profit organizations and real estate rental property owners. In her role of assisting not-for-profit clients, she is a resource for Form 990 and Form 990PF preparation and review, as well as the application process for tax-exempt status. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. French received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from James Madison University.

Swisher has over 20 years of public and private accounting experience. He is the firm’s Hospitality Industry Team Leader and is also an experienced member of the employee benefit plan and not-for-profit teams. He serves as Vice President, Treasurer, and Membership Committee Chair for the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – Central Virginia Chapter. He graduated from Radford University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Chenoweth has more than 12 years of public accounting experience where he specializes in entity tax matters. In addition, he has developed a high level of expertise with consolidated corporations and S-corporations, along with extensive experience in the construction and oil and gas industries. He also has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the collegiate level, including courses on basic accounting, finance, oil and gas taxation, oil and gas due diligence, and forensic investigations. He serves on the Executive Committee and is Treasurer for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. He is a two-time recipient of Virginia Business magazine’s “Super CPA” recognition in the Small Business Consulting category. Chenoweth received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master’s of Professional Accountancy (MPA), and Certificate of Forensic Accounting from West Virginia University.

All three of the new partners are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

About PBMares, LLP
PBMares, LLP is an accounting and business consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients, with offices in the Mid-Atlantic. The firm unlocks opportunity for clients using the right balance of industry, specialty and general business services in the areas of audit and accounting, tax planning and preparation, pension plan design/administration, and owner-managed/corporate financial consulting. In addition, the firm provides additional services through its affiliates: Artifice Forensic Financial Services, LLC, a financial consulting division specializing in fraud investigations and forensic accounting; PBMares Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor; and TMDG, LLC, a national healthcare consulting firm specializing in medical claims audits. More information is available online at www.pbmares.com.