Company Announcements: Week of July 16, 2012
by Terri Eyden on
Elliott Davis, PLLC , one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce that shareholder Erik Horstmann has relocated to the firm's Charlotte office to lead its local assurance practice.
A CPA with more than eighteen years of experience, Horstmann provides comprehensive assurance services to clients in a wide range of industry sectors with a focus on manufacturing and distribution. He previously worked in Elliott Davis' Greenville, South Carolina, office.
"Erik is a native Charlotte with extensive audit and advisory experience," said Jim Hazel, managing shareholder for Elliott Davis' Charlotte office. "He has a proven track record of exceptional leadership, formerly serving as chair of our firm-wide manufacturing and distribution practice."
"Relocating to Charlotte is coming home for me, and I look forward to helping to drive our rapid expansion in this market," said Horstmann. "Since 2007, our Charlotte team has tripled in size, and this office is now one of the largest in our four-state footprint. The business opportunity here is tremendous and exciting."
Horstmann is the president of the CPA Manufacturing Services Association. He earned a BS in accounting from Wake Forest University.
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) , is pleased to announce Meredith Douglas' promotion effective June 1, 2012.
Meredith Douglas, CPA, has been promoted to a senior manager in audit. She has been practicing public accounting for eight years and primarily serves the health care industry. She has extensive accounting and auditing experience and manages a number of health care audit engagements, including for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, behavioral care centers, hospice care, and physician practice management companies. Douglas is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and is located in the Brentwood (Nashville) office of LBMC.
The Chattanooga office of LBMC has signed a lease to occupy approximately 11,000 square feet of space in the newly renovated Liberty Tower building in downtown Chattanooga in December 2012.
RubinBrown  recently named Michael Fox and Tim Hall to managers in the firm's Assurance Services Group in the Kansas City office. Todd Pleimann, CPA, managing partner of the Kansas City office, made the announcement.
Fox specializes in a variety of areas, including assurance services for clients in the automotive, contractor, manufacturing and distribution, and public sector industries. Fox received his bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Hall joined RubinBrown in 2008 and primarily serves clients in the manufacturing and distribution, hospitality, and public sector industries. He specializes in assurance services while providing various types of audit services as well. Hall received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Missouri- Kansas City.