Schneider Downs expands management team

Pittsburgh, PA-based Schneider Downs announces the following promotions:

Jeffery A. Acheson to Managing Director of Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors. Acheson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Defiance College.

Melanie M. LaSota to Director of Estate and Trust Tax Services. LaSota holds a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.

Patrick B. Armknecht to Senior Manager, Technology Advisors. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration.

Jennifer E. Koehler to Senior Manager, Tax. Koehler holds a B.A. degree in Business/Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She holds a CMI designation and is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Nishant Y. Patel to Senior Manager, Tax. Patel joined Schneider Downs in 2007 and holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting and Analysis from The Ohio State University.

Robert M. Whalen to Senior Manager, Technology Advisors. Whalen holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Tod E. Wilson to Senior Manager, Tax. Wilson joined Schneider Downs in 2005 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Otterbein College.

Steven A. Barber to Manager, Tax. Barber holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Ryan T. Broze to Manager, Tax. Broze is a graduate of Robert Morris University.

Kevin J. Brubaker to Manager, Audit. Brubaker holds an MBA from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Business/Sports Management from Mercyhurst College.

Heather A. Haemer to Manager, Internal Audit. Haemer is a graduate of Gannon University.

Tess M. Harper to Manager, Tax. Harper holds an LL.M from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Arizona State University School of Law and a B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

Robert E. Hazel to Manager, Audit. Hazel joined Schneider Downs in 2002, after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Mark L. Sullivan to Manager, Audit. He joined Schneider Downs in 2003 and is a 1999 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College.

Bradley P. Tobe to Manager, Audit. Tobe joined Schneider Downs in 2002, after graduating from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.

Christopher L. Watson to Manager, Internal Audit. Watson holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Bowling Green State University.

Graig T. O’Shane to Vice President of Schneider Downs Corporate Finance Advisors. O’Shane holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from Westminster College.

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

For more information about Schneider Downs, please contact ye Rowles at 412.697.5264.


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