Rea & Associates Announces Annual Promotions

Regional CPA Firm Names New Regional President, 3 Equity Principals, 5 Income Principals, 3 Directors

Nov. 8, 2021 | New Philadelphia, Ohio – Employees across the Rea & Associates regional footprint continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to professional development, client service, and career advancement. For their ongoing efforts to serve their clients, their offices and the firm as a whole, the regional accounting and business consulting firm Rea & Associates has announced its annual promotions. 

“We have a great team. I’m proud to recognize those who were promoted by leadership for going above and beyond in their service to Rea, their team and our clients,” said Mark McKinley, CPA, CEO of Rea & Associates.

To regional president:

  • Doug Houser, CMA, MBA, CEPA (Dublin & Newark offices – West Central Ohio Region)

To equity principal:

  • Paul Hugenberg, III, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CMMC-RP, QSA (Wooster office – East Central Ohio Region)
  • Michaela McGinn, CPA (Dublin office – West Central Ohio Region)

To income principal:

  • Jeff Barber, CPA (Cleveland office – Northeast Ohio Region)
  • Morgan Helmick, CPA, LSSGB (Medina office – Northeast Ohio Region)
  • Susan Kornatowski, CPA, JD (Cleveland office – Northeast Ohio Region)
  • David Shallenberger, CPA (Wooster office – East Central Ohio Region)
  • Cody Smith, CPA (Lima office – West Central Ohio Region)

To director:

  • Cheryl Coblentz, CPA, director of accounting services (Wooster office – East Central Ohio Region)
  • Andrew Geiser, CPA, director of manufacturing services (Millersburg office – East Central Ohio Region)
  • Renee West, SHRM-SCP, PHR, director of human resources consulting (New Philadelphia office – East Central Ohio Region)

In addition, nine employees were promoted to senior manager; three to manager; nine to supervisor; 10 to senior associate; and two to associate.