KIERNAN BRIGGS recently joined Dermody, Burke & Brown as an associate in the firm’s New Hartford office. He works in the tax department at the firm. Briggs received a bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance and an MBA in professional accountancy from Utica College. Prior to joining Dermody, Burke & Brown, he interned in the tax department at the firm. He is working to complete the certification process to earn his designation as a CPA.