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.
The Tim McDaniel Award for Innovation: In honor of our forward-thinking colleague and dear friend, late principal Tim McDaniel, who passed away in 2020 after a courageous battle with ALS.
Nominations for these awards are accepted until early September and winners are announced during the firm’s annual team retreat in the fall.
The Richard Rea Award for Client Service (est. 2013)
2021 Nancy Saum (Dublin) Video
2020 Matt Long (Wooster), Paul McEwan (New Philadelphia) & Doug Houser (Dublin) Video
2020 Mark Fearon (in memoriam) Video
2019 Don Grassler (Cleveland) Video
2018 Dave McCarthy (retired) & Paulette Paolucci (Medina)
2017 Laurie Braun (in memoriam) Video
2016 Brock Hartzler (former employee), Jennifer Kasserman (New Philadelphia) & Cody Dial (former employee) Video
2015 Dustin Raber (Wooster) & Katie Snyder (Wooster) Video
2014 Crystal Rahrig & Tiffany Crawford (former employees) Video
2013 Annie Yoder (New Philadelphia)
The Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession (est. 2013)
2020 Michaela McGinn (Dublin) Video
2019 Tim McDaniel (in memoriam) Video
2018 Dave Cain (retired) Video
2017 Lee Beall (retired) Video
2016 Frank Festi (retired) Video
2015 Mark Van Benschoten (former employee) Video
2014 Nancy Schreiner (former employee) Video
2013 Darlene Finzer (New Philadelphia)
The Marcia Stutzman Award for Community Service (est. 2013)
2022 Rick Lash (retired) Video
2021 Tom Scharf (retired) Video
2020 Maribeth Wright (retired) Video
2019 Jeanine Mooren (retired) Video
2018 Jocelyn White (Wooster) Video
2017 Sharon Cole (retired) Video
2016 Shane Snyder (Millersburg) Video
2015 Scott Moyer (former employee) Video
2014 Clay Rose (retired) Video
2013 Mike Taylor (retired)
The Tim McDaniel Award for Innovation (est. 2020)
2022 Kazuma Ervin (Columbus) Video
2021 Lesley Mast (Wooster) & Elaine Kisner (New Philadelphia) Video
2020 Renee West (New Philadelphia), Abbey Kanellakis (former employee) & Imani Fields (former employee) Video
The Rea Way Award (est. 2015)
2022 Bobbie Brenneman (Lima) Video
2021 Joy Fazenbaker (retired) Video
2020 Susan Amoroso (Cleveland) Video
2019 Samantha Sinnett (Wooster) Video
2018 Susan Kornatowski (former employee), Cindy Kula (retired), Janice Paul-Canfield (retired) & Victor Szerpicki (former employee) Video
2017 JoAnn Edie (retired) Video
2016 Elaine Gerdeman (Lima) Video
2015 Rod Littleton (retired) Video