Brothers Kalicka Announces Three High-Level Promotions
Holyoke, MA — Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. is proud to announce
three promotions: Emily White to Senior Audit Associate; Brian Benson, CPA, to
Senior Audit Associate and John Veit to Director of Marketing and Recruiting.
Emily White has been with the
firm since 2016. In her new position, she plays a leading role in the Accounting
and Audit department, serving commercial, pension and not-for-profit clients.
She also prepares individual, partnership and corporate tax returns and reviews
for commercial and healthcare entities. She believes communication is key and
keeps in close contact with clients, as well as her colleagues in the firm, to
keep everyone on the same page.
Emily attended Elms College, where she earned dual
bachelor’s in Accounting and Marketing and a master’s in Accounting. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified
Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two
Brian Benson’s overall
experience in non-profit and HUD engagements were instrumental in his
promotion. As a Senior Audit Associate, Brian is in charge of completing and
monitoring staff on audit and review engagements of low-income housing and
not-for-profit organizations. He thrives on breaking down complex questions or
situations to the fundamentals and discussing possible solutions with
colleagues and clients to solve issues in a timely manner.
Brian holds bachelor’s
degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Elms College, where he will
graduate with an MBA with a concentration in Financial Planning in September
2019. He then plans to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam, which will
help him better serve clients in a variety of situations. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified
Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
and often volunteers with Junior Achievement and the Ronald McDonald
House Charities. In his free time, he can be
found reading stock market news and playing and coaching golf and tennis.
his former position as Senior Marketing and Recruiting Associate, John had been
managing the day-to-day operations of marketing and recruiting for some time.
The firm decided it was time for him to take the reins in all matters related
to Marketing, Recruiting and Recruiting Consulting for clients. John brings an
excellent communications skillset which helps him to build consensus in the
creation of new ideas. He connects dollars and sense with a creative mindset to
help MBK reach both their client and recruiting audiences.
John earned his BBA from the Isenberg School of
Management in 2010 with a focus in Marketing and he is a member of the
Association for Accounting Marketing. When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking,
running, playing music and spending time with his family. He also serves his
community as a reserve police officer and as team captain for the Jimmy Fund
Rally Against Cancer. John is a recent 40 Under Forty recipient.
“Each of these promotions are well-earned and represent a creative
and contemporary approach to supporting the talent that will carry the firm
forward,” says MBK Partner James W. Barrett. “Emily, Brian and John are all-in.
Beyond their individual strengths and skillsets, they share a positive
attitude, strong leadership qualities and a determination to get things done.”
Brothers Kalicka, P.C. is the largest independently owned and operated CPA firm
based in western Massachusetts. The firm is a member of CPAmerica, one of
the world’s largest networks of independent CPA and consulting firms.
Meyers Brothers Kalicka provides business strategy expertise, as well as tax
and accounting services, to closely held businesses and high net worth
individuals, with concentrations in the health care, employee benefit, real
estate, construction, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors.