Our 50th Anniversary!
Growth seemed to be our primary theme for 2022.
Last year, we joined forces with two outstanding Indianapolis-based firms. First, with the Lemler Group, LLC founded by David Lemler. Soon after that, with LaRosa & Co., LLC, a CPA firm that has served the Indianapolis community for over 45 years. The addition of those two stellar firms exponentially expanded our team and services enabling us to better serve our community.
We saw those values within the work, philosophy, and culture of both the Lemler Group and LaRosa & Co. Being able to unite with two firms that share our desire to create a culture that inspires the greater good in all of us and everyone we touch was essential in our decisions to merge.
We’re thrilled to have them aboard, and we can’t wait to see what new heights we’ll reach with our combined efforts.
Bright New Faces
Among the many changes Donovan had in 2022, we had the honor of bringing these gifted individuals aboard:
Anchal Kaur – Staff Accountant
Navneet Kaur – Staff Accountant
Alex Rivera – Staff Accountant
Rebecca Roberts – Tax Manager
Abigail Hedges – Tax Senior
Shish Cherian – People Operations Manager
Obed Barbon-Lopez – Staff Accountant
Trishia Peterson – Tax Supervisor
Becky Fields – Administrative Assistant
Brittan Hoffman – Assurance Manager
Katie Nilles – Client Advisory Services Supervisor
Rebecca Par – Staff Accountant
Peggy Parker – Office Administrator
Jill Pierle – Staff Accountant
Mary Riggle – Partner
Neal Stegemiller – Partner
Michael Blankman – Assurance Senior
Phil Gist – Staff Accountant
Hannah Landreth – Staff Accountant
Suzanne Lemler – People Operations Manager
David Lemler – Partner
Mike Merkel – Tax and Business Strategy Consultant
Fred Merkel – Tax Supervisor
Spencer Mock – Intern
Michael Bourque – Staff Accountant
Chris Mendez – Staff Accountant
We’re always inspired by the new talent we’re able to add to our team. They bring fresh perspectives that galvanize growth and novel approaches to enhancing our services. While we applaud our new additions, we also celebrate the familiar faces amongst our ranks who have shown their commitment to excellence and who were aptly rewarded.
Jay Boughner became our newest Partner in 2023 after already holding down the weighty position of Director of Advisory Services for several years. Jay is an exceptional business strategist who is passionate about helping those in business attain success. We have no doubt that his promotion to Partner will be vital to the growth and success of Donovan.
In 2022, we celebrated the retirement of Terry Woodrum. Though we’ll miss seeing him in the office, we’re thankful for the years he dedicated to our firm and clients. Not only an expert in his field, and valued friend, he made coming into the office a more joyful experience. We hope Terry enjoys his retirement to the fullest!
Donovan CPAs is Ready for 2023
All in all, Donovan CPAs has become one of the top accounting firms in Indianapolis by embracing change while building genuine relationships within our community. Just like every year, we anticipate this year will bring its own unique challenges, triumphs, innovations, and reinventions that will test us and propel us further. As we push forward to another 50 years in business, we’re grateful for the partnerships we’ve formed and the astounding people we’re fortunate enough to have on our team.