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 2019 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.

Past Winners

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

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 (Medina) & Paulette Paolucci (Medina)

2017 Laurie Braun (in memoriam) Video

2016 Brock Hartzler (former employee), Jennifer Masters (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)

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 office)

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

2020 Maribeth Wright (Cambridge) Video

2019 Jeanine Mooren (Cleveland) Video

2018 Jocelyn White (Wooster) Video

2017 Sharon Cole (Lima office) Video

2016 Shane Snyder (Millersburg office) Video

2015 Scott Moyer (Zanesville office) Video

2014 Clay Rose (retired) Video

2013 Mike Taylor (retired)

The Tim McDaniel Award for Innovation (est. 2020)

2020 Renee West (New Philadelphia), Abbey Kanellakis (former employee) & Imani Fields (Dublin) Video

The Rea Way Award (est. 2015)

2020 Susan Amoroso (Cleveland) Video

2019 Samantha Sinnett (Wooster) Video

2018 Susan Kornatowski (Cleveland), Cindy Kula (Cleveland), Janice Paul-Canfield (retired) & Victor Szerpicki (Cleveland) Video

2017 JoAnn Edie (Administration office) Video

2016 Elaine Gerdeman (Lima office) Video

2015 Rod Littleton (New Philadelphia office) Video