Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. Announces Additional Promotions

Several individuals have been recognized in this year’s annual promotions by being elevated from positions of staff accountant to senior accountant, senior accountants to supervisors, and supervisor to manager. In addition to the Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAS, P.C. (TBC) accountant promotions, Katie Farrow, formerly the marketing manager, has been promoted to Director of Marketing and given further responsibilities in the areas of practice growth and business development.

Of the six accountants promoted, Mark Sagan, CPA, is joining the firm’s group of managers. Sagan, who began his career in public accounting at TBC in 2008, provides a wide range of clients with accounting, auditing, and tax services while specializing in employee benefit plan audits and audits of large automotive dealership. He graduated from Siena College with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Four senior accountants have been promoted to Supervisor, including Leah Gillham, CPA, Ben Henderson, CPA, AJ Zarrelli, CPA, and Nathan Pannucci. Gillham and Henderson, who both joined TBC in 2015 after stints at international public accounting firms, are specialists in the Firm’s internal tax department. Zarrelli, a TBC senior accountant since coming on board in 2013 from a large international CPA firm, works with a range of clients including construction contractors, colleges, and technology firms. Pannucci, who recently earned his CPA license and is pending notification of his permanent status, joined TBC in 2010 and services a number of clients with accounting and tax services, including school districts, construction contractors and real estate developers among others. All four individuals have earned either their Bachelor, Masters or both degrees at the University at Albany. Henderson received his undergraduate degree from Marist College before earning his Master of Tax from the University at Albany, while Gilham and Zarrelli each earned their undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University at Albany and Pannucci earned his bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany.

Finally, from the list of accountants promoted, is Cassandra Hope who has been promoted from staff accountant to senior accountant. Hope is a graduate of Siena College where she received both her bachelor and master degree of science in accounting. She has been with the Firm since 2015.

Newly promoted Director of Marketing Katie Farrow is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont where she earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. She joined TBC in 2010 as the firm’s first marketing manager and has played a significant role in the growth of the firm over the past six years, including becoming a top 250 CPA firm nationally and increasing the firm’s brand locally.

“On behalf of the shareholder group, I applaud these individuals on their promotions. The accountants who have earned new heights have exceeded our expectations and delivered our clients superior services throughout their tenure with our firm,” said James Drislane, managing partner. “Farrow’s promotion is a reflection of her ongoing contribution to the success of the firm. Under her leadership the marketing department and its ability to enhance the brand of the firm and expand on current marketing and business development programs has been significant.”