Dannible & McKee, LLP recently announced the promotion of the following professional staff members.
SAMUEL M. LYON has been elevated to tax senior manager. He joined as an intern in 2013 and as a full-time staff accountant in 2015 in the firm’s tax department. Lyon is responsible for overseeing tax engagements for a variety of Dannible’s clients and focuses on architecture and engineering, professional services, multi-state corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. He is also involved in the firm’s business valuation and succession planning services. Lyon, a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York state, graduated from Le Moyne College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA degree in 2015.
ANTHONY J. CERCHIA has been promoted to tax manager. He joined the firm in 2017 in the tax department. He is responsible for serving a variety of clients with compliance, as well as tax planning and ownership-transition analysis. Cerchia focuses on the automotive, construction, architecture, health care, and manufacturing industries. A CPA, he graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor’s degree in professional accounting in 2016.
SEAN R. CONNERS has also been promoted to tax manager at Dannible & McKee. He started with the accounting firm in 2016 as an intern in its tax department and was hired as a full-time staff member in 2017. Conners was promoted to tax senior in 2019, where he is responsible for the preparation and review of personal and corporate tax returns, individual and corporate tax planning, and multi-state taxation. Conners earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA in accounting from Le Moyne College in 2016. He is a CPA in New York state.
KAITLYN L. MARIANO has been elevated to tax manager. She joined Dannible & McKee in 2012 as a staff tax accountant and was promoted to senior tax accountant in 2015. Mariano graduated from Le Moyne College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in 2012. Mariano, a CPA, is responsible for working on various tax engagements, specifically within the construction and manufacturing industries, with a large focus on multi-state taxation.
ANTHONY POKRENTOWSKI has also been promoted to tax manager at Dannible & McKee. He joined the firm in 2018 after graduating from the College of Saint Rose with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting. Pokrentowski is responsible for the preparation and review of individual, trust, partnership, S corporation, and C corporation tax returns, as well as tax closings and year-end tax planning for clients. He specializes in manufacturing and the professional service industries, as well as multi-state entities and high-net-worth individuals. He is a CPA in New York state.