LBMC appoints five new shareholders; Growth and strategic initiatives lead to promotions within the company’s core service lines

Leadership Appointments Strengthen Company’s Focus on Consulting, Cyber ​​Risk, Data Analytics, Healthcare and High Net Wealth Sectors

NASHVILLE, TN, June 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LBMCone of the nation’s top 40 consulting and business advisory firms, is proud to announce the addition of five shareholders to align with the company’s continued focus on serving clients in the advisory, cyber risk, data information, Health care and high net worth space. The new shareholders consist of four team members promoted within LBMC and one new member of the LBMC family.

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LBMC, one of the top 40 consulting and business advisory firms in the nation, is proud to announce the 2022 promotions and shareholder additions as part of growing service lines growth and strategic initiatives of the society. Congratulations to Robyn Barton, Melissa Cothran, CPA-PFS, Jon Hinton, Laura McGregor and Van Steel, CISSP! (Photo: BusinessWire)

Robyn Barton, The shareholder, Risk Services, runs LBMC’s HITRUST service line, one of the company’s fastest growing services. Barton was instrumental in establishing LBMC as one of the nation’s leading providers of HITRUST assessment and consulting services. She sits on the HITRUST Assessor Council and regularly speaks at HITRUST conferences and events in the United States. She has over 19 years of experience as an information security professional and assessor, 12 of which at LBMC. Barton is also a leader in training new hires and service lines for LBMC. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Barton holds CISA, CRISC, CISM, QSA, CCSFP, CHQP, and CDPSE certifications.

Melissa Cothran, Shareholder, Wealth Advisors, leads LBMC’s Family Office practice. Cothran joined LBMC in 1999 and has continually built and nurtured long-standing, multi-generational client relationships during his tenure with the company. She has over 24 years of diversified tax experience and specializes in large and complex tax returns for individuals, trusts and estates, as well as tax planning and tax advice for individuals. She also works closely with LBMC’s Litigation Department on family law and divorce matters involving tax and asset sharing issues. As a leader, Cothran is instrumental in coaching, mentoring and developing his team. Cothran holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and its CPA and PFS.

Laura McGregor, Shareholder, Audit, is a leader within LBMC’s healthcare audit practice. Since joining LBMC in 2009, McGregor has been a critical contributor to the growth of LBMC’s healthcare practice. She leads healthcare audit training for LBMC and is actively involved in recruiting, mentoring, training and managing teams. McGregor’s audit and due diligence expertise includes for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, behavioral health care providers, continuing care retirement communities, independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes nursing, pharmacies, home care and palliative care companies. McGregor holds an MBA from Tennessee Technological University and is a CPA. She is a member of Leadership Health Care and the Nashville Healthcare Council.

Steel Van, The shareholder, Risk Services, leads LBMC’s range of cybersecurity consulting services and has established LBMC as a national expert in the field of cyber risk assessments. Steel has been instrumental in growing the practice through recruitment, retention, coaching and mentoring. He joined LBMC in 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in IT Consulting/Assurance and Cybersecurity Consulting. Steel has served clients in many industries, including three of the world’s largest financial institutions and a US healthcare regulator. Steel is a thought leader and frequent speaker in the area of ​​cybersecurity and IT assurance. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and holds CISA, CISSP, and CCSFP designations.

Jon Hilton joins LBMC as practice leader of the firm Data overview division. Hilton has over 20 years of experience as a senior data manager, data strategist and data scientist, helping organizations leverage data to achieve their business goals and objectives. Hilton has extensive experience working with organizations on digital strategy, executing roadmaps, and linking business and data conversations with senior executives and organizational leaders. He graduated with honors from West Point – United States Military Academy and holds a master’s degree in information and data science from the University of California, Berkeley. His skills include machine learning, AI, deep learning, Python, data strategy, data governance, data engineering, and data visualization. Hilton served as an officer and leader in the United States Army, where he received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.

“On behalf of LBMC, I am honored to welcome these outstanding leaders as our new shareholders,” said Jeff Drummond, CEO of LBMC. “These five leaders personify our mission: to help our customers and colleagues succeed while continuing to move forward and strive to improve. By demonstrating exemplary service and expertise to customers, developing their teams through meaningful relationships, improving processes through innovation and driving growth, they represent the future of LBMC.”

About LBMC

LBMC is a top 40 accounting and business advisory firm that provides complex and unique advisory and compliance solutions to more than 10,000 clients nationwide. The company’s broad range of services includes tax, audit and assurance, transaction advisory, cyber risk services, litigation and valuation, healthcare advisory, data, growth and innovation, staffing and human resource outsourcing, technology solutions, financial outsourcing and sourcing, and top network planning and wealth management for family offices and individuals. Major industries include healthcare, technology, manufacturing, private equity, real estate and construction, professional services, and nonprofit organizations. LBMC is a Top 3 Nashville firm and growth leader, as well as a Top 5 regional accounting firm on Accounting Today’s 2022 list of Top 100 Companies and a Top Tax and accountants from Forbes in 2022. Proud to be a Certified Great Place to Work for two consecutive years, LBMC has over 750 team members with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN and Charlotte, NC.

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