The Spotlight Awards honors Rea team members who go above and beyond the call of duty every day and we are proud to have so many deserving men and women on our team.

Every year, team members are nominated for the following awards:

The Richard Rea Award for Client Service
In honor of our founder, Richard Rea, this award is given to the employee who has gone above and beyond in the name of client service.

The Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession
In honor of Chet Stocker, a former managing partner of Rea, this award is given to the employee who has demonstrated their commitment to advancing the accounting profession.

The Marcia Stutzman Award for Community Service
In honor of the late principal Marcia Stutzman, This award is given to the employee who has dedicated his or her time to serving others and making a difference in the community.

The Rea Way Award
In honor of the Rea Family, this award is presented to the employee who has demonstrated their commitment to living The Rea Way every day.

Nominations for these awards are accepted until early September and winners are announced during the firm’s annual team retreat in the fall.

Past Winners

The Richard Rea Award for Client Service (est. 2013)

2017
Laurie Braun (in memoriam)
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2016
Brock Hartzler (Medina office), Jennifer Masters (New Philadelphia office) & Cody Dial (Millersburg office)
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2015
Dustin Raber (Wooster office) & Katie Snyder (Wooster office)
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2014
Crystal Rahrig & Tiffany Crawford (former employees)
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2013
Annie Yoder (New Philadelphia office)

The Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession (est. 2013)

2017
Lee Beall (Dublin office)
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2016
Frank Festi (former employee)
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2015
Mark Van Benschoten (former employee)
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2014
Nancy Schreiner (Dublin office)
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2013
Darlene Finzer (New Philadelphia office)

The Marcia Stutzman Award for Community Service (est. 2013)

2017
Sharon Cole (Lima office)
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2016
Shane Snyder (Millersburg office)
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2015
Scott Moyer (Zanesville office)
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2014
Clay Rose (Dublin office)
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2013
Mike Taylor (former employee)

The Rea Way Award (est. 2015)

2017
JoAnn Edie (Administration office)
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2016
Elaine Gerdeman (Lima office)
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2015
Rod Littleton (New Philadelphia office)
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