Outgoing CEO Don McIntosh to remain a leader in the firm
Oct. 29, 2021 | New Philadelphia, Ohio – Mark McKinley, CPA, will assume the role of CEO for Rea & Associates, a Top 100 accounting and consulting firm, effective Nov. 1, 2021. McKinley was originally slated to step into this role in November 2022, but since his appointment in June 2021, McKinley has worked with outgoing CEO Don McIntosh, CPA, on the transition process and has begun executing his vision for the future of the firm. Firm leadership, including McIntosh, decided McKinley is ready to step into the role of CEO sooner than originally planned.
“Becoming CEO is truly an honor, and I’m humbled and excited at this next chapter in my own career – but more importantly, in our firm’s journey,” said McKinley. “We have such an exciting road ahead as we look to grow the firm in a variety of ways, all while continuing to provide our clients with world-class service and expertise. Our firm’s growth and success are the direct result of our employees’ dedication and hard work, and I look forward to working alongside everyone as we evolve and advance our firm in the years to come.”
McKinley began his career with Rea & Associates in 1994 and quickly rose to the role of principal. In 2017, he was tapped to lead Rea & Associates’ West Central Ohio as regional president. During his time as regional president, he oversaw the firm’s Dublin, Lima, and Newark locations, as well as the
federal tax, state & local tax, business valuation & transaction advisory, and construction practices.
McKinley resides in Powell, Ohio.
“Mark is more than ready to take the reins and I’m confident he will continue Rea’s path of smart growth forward,” said McIntosh. “The last five years as CEO have been wonderful, and I’m proud of all that our firm accomplished. I am so excited for the direction the firm is heading and I look forward to supporting the firm in this next chapter.”
McIntosh joined Rea & Associates in 1995, when he was hired to build Rea’s governmental services practice. After assembling a solid team of government auditors and growing the practice to be one of the largest in the firm, McIntosh was asked to step into a firm leadership role and serve as vice president. In 2017, he assumed the role of CEO, where under his leadership, the firm developed a regional structure approach to business, as well as created several new service lines to better serve clients. After stepping down as CEO, McIntosh will remain with the firm in a leadership position and will retire at the end of 2022. He will help to drive the firm’s merger & acquisition activities, execute the firm’s strategic plan, and support McKinley as needed.