PBMares, LLP, a leading accounting and business-consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally, has promoted the following team members to Senior Tax Manager.

Ashley Summers, CPA, Senior Tax Manager

Ashley Summers has more than ten years of tax and accounting experience and is in the Firm’s Harrisonburg office.  Her primary focus is performing tax and consulting services for closely held business and individuals, including cooperatives and agricultural businesses. Her responsibilities include tax research related to complex business transaction, tax asset management and tax return preparation and review.  She has also worked closely with business and individuals to analyze the impact of changes in tax legislation to their respective tax situations. She has held volunteer leadership position with both the Harrisonburg Women’s Service League and First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence. Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Information Systems and Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Kasey Pittman, CPA, MSA Tax, Senior Tax Manager

Kasey Pittman has more than a decade of public accounting experience. She is primarily based in the Firm’s Williamsburg office and specializes in tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals and closely held companies, including real estate entities.  She is  well versed in complex investment portfolios and multi-state tax filings. She serves a firm resource and thought leader on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction. She has been the presenter and author of many internal, client facing, VSCPA and other community presentations on the developments surrounding the new law.  She serves as chair of PBMares Women’s Initiative Council and is a member of the Innovation Council.  Additionally, she assists staff as a mentor and is active in developing and conducting department training.  She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed CPA in Virginia, as well as an alumna of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD Class of 2018- 2019.  She also serves as a board member and President of the PTA for DJ Montague Elementary.  She was active and held leadership positions for many years in the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.  She graduated magna cum laude from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and summa cum laude from The University of Notre Dame with a Masters of Science in Accounting in Tax Services.

Ryan Paul, CPA, Senior Tax Manager

Ryan Paul has worked in public accounting for 22 years and works out of the Firm’s Rockville office. He has extensive experience with complex tax matters for high net worth individuals, sole proprietors and businesses, including corporations and partnerships.  He prides himself on being a trusted business advisor to many clients over a vast array of industries. His experience with smaller firms early in his career helped foster his “client first” approach to providing accounting, tax, and advisory services.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and a double minor in operations management and history.