HBK Announces 2018 Promotions: Sarasota’s Smith to Principal

Date September 4, 2018
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HBK CPAs & Consultants

Canfield, Ohio – Clinton A. Smith, CPA, CCIFP has been promoted to Principal in the Sarasota, Fla., office of HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK). Mr. Smith joined the HBK office in Naples, Florida in October of 2007 after earning his B.S. in Accounting from Youngstown State University. In 2009, he moved to the HBK office in Sarasota, Fla. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants.

“Clint has been an integral part of the growth of this office since his arrival here,” said Craig Steinhoff, Principal-in-Charge of the Sarasota office. “He has shown determination and skill in directing internal education and training, improving our collective technical skills by leading our Audit Specialists and Accounting and Auditing Team Level Training.”

Clint is a member of the firm’s Quality Control team and its Assurance Practice Committee. He works predominantly with Assurance Services, auditing construction and manufacturing companies and non-profit organizations. He also provides audit services to businesses on their Employee Benefit Plans.

HBK CEO and Managing Principal Christopher M. Allegretti, CPA, praised Smith as a consummate professional and leader. “Clint’s passion for teaching others and helping them grow and advance is indicative of the type of firm leader who will guide us into our next generation of service.”

Mr. Allegretti also recognized the following team members on their promotions:

Promoted to Senior Director:
Sandy Stewart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Promoted to Senior Manager:
Matt Fabian in Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Nick Walters in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Elena Ramos in Naples, Florida
Matt Schiavone in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Robert Zahner (Valuation, Litigation and Forensics) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Michael Byrwa in Princeton, New Jersey
Ed Williams (Dealership Industry Group) in Youngstown, Ohio
Stephen Horne in Youngstown, Ohio
Kyle Melewski in Youngstown, Ohio

Promoted to Manager:
Michael Gill in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Patrick Higgins in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Jessica Donor in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Brandon Dougherty in Naples, Florida
Lusy Garcia in Naples, Florida
Ashlynn Reeder in Naples, Florida
Maria Battaglia in Princeton, New Jersey
Andrew Cooke in Princeton, New Jersey

Promoted to Senior Associate:
Matthew Carroll in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Michael Pastore in Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania
Allie Dempsey in Erie, Pennsylvania
Michael Baker in Erie, Pennsylvania
Steven Brown in Ft. Myers, Florida
Matt Orr in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Larissa Lutz in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Casey Baker in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Ty Sheehan in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Jamie Dwyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laurie Rossi in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Christopher Raykowski in Princeton, New Jersey
Frederick McQuade in Princeton, New Jersey
Zachary Sadusky in Princeton, New Jersey
Tyler Bounassi in Princeton, New Jersey
Megan Brocker in Youngstown, Ohio

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