Schneider Downs appoints two new shareholders

Schneider Downs, one of the top 50 public accounting, tax, and business advisory services firms in the country, announces the appointment of two new shareholders: Roy M. Lydic and Kathy D. Petrucci.

"I am honored to have them as a part of the shareholder team," said Joseph J. Patrick, Jr., managing shareholder of Schneider Downs, Columbus office. "Roy and Kathy are representatives of the dedication that has brought our firm to its current size and scope. The entire Schneider Downs team looks forward to their continued leadership." The firm now has 32 shareholders and more than 330 employees.

"Roy and Kathy's appointment represents organic growth for the Columbus office of Schneider Downs," said Patrick. "Their dedication toward the mission of Schneider Downs, as well as to their clients, their team, and their responsibilities, is what continues to make this firm unique."

Lydic, with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, serves clients in the nonprofit and governmental sectors and the automotive and professional service industries. He possesses extensive experience with audit, review and compilation, and tax engagements. Lydic serves on the firm's nonprofit and governmental services industry groups and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).

Lydic joined the audit practice in the Columbus office of Schneider Downs in 1997. He is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University, with a B.S.B.A in accounting. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with Packer, Thomas & Company, CPAs. Lydic and his wife Kathy live in Gahanna and have three children.

Petrucci has more than 13 years of experience in tax advisory services. She has extensive experience with corporate, partnership, and individual taxation matters, including compliance and planning issues, and serves a diverse range of industries including automotive, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and the nonprofit sector. Petrucci chairs the firm's auto industry group and is a member of the women in business industry group. She is a member of the AICPA and the OSCPA.

Petrucci joined the firm's Columbus tax practice in August, 1995. She is a graduate of Otterbein College, with a B.S. in accounting and has an M.T. from Capital University. Prior to working at Schneider Downs, Petrucci worked at a local accounting firm. Petrucci resides in Westerville.

About Schneider Downs
Schneider Downs is one of the top 50 largest public accounting firms in the country. The firm offers 75 services from five business units: Assurance and Tax Advisors, Business Advisors, Technology Advisors, Wealth Management Advisors and Corporate Finance Advisors. With offices in Pittsburgh and Columbus, Schneider Downs serves clients in the tri-state area and beyond.

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