Garner Named Top 40 Under 40 By Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal

Benjamin ‘Bo’ Garner, CPA, MBA
Hampton Roads, Virginia

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Garner Named Top 40 Under 40 By Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal


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Newport News, VA (September 27, 2017) – Benjamin ‘Bo’ Garner, CPA, MBA, assurance manager and co-leader of not-for-profit services at PBMares, LLP has been named one of Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 for his business leadership, innovation and diverse community support.

“Bo joined PBMares as an intern in college and is now the firm’s youngest industry co-leader,” says Alan Witt, CPA, CEO of PBMares, LLP. “His leadership style encourages relationship building which has ultimately helped contribute to the firm’s bottom line.”

Garner oversees not-for-profit, healthcare and contracting clients’ attest engagements and is a thought leader in the not-for-profit community. His passion for not-for-profits extends to his own volunteering with groups such as the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), Samaritan House and Ebenezer United Methodist just to name a few. Earlier this year, he graduated from the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD program and in 2016, was named one of the VSCPA’s Top 5 Under 35. Garner graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business/Economics and from the College of William & Mary with a Master in Business Administration.

This is the 19th year Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal has honored Hampton Roads’ outstanding young professionals. Visit to register for the October 17 awards ceremony and to view the list of winners.

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PBMares, LLP is an accounting and business consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients, with offices in the Mid-Atlantic. A Top 100 Firm as determined by INSIDE Public Accounting, 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