Aprio Re-elects Managing Partner and Executive Committee Members and Names New Partners and Directors

January 7, 2019

Managing partner, executive committee members, new partners and directors will guide the firm to what’s next

Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized CPA-led business advisory firm, announced today that Richard Kopelman has been re-elected as the firm’s managing partner. In addition, the firm has re-elected three executive committee members and added five new partners and three directors to Aprio’s leadership team.

Kopelman has been the firm’s managing partner since 2012 and was re-elected to serve Aprio as managing partner for three more years. Under Kopelman’s leadership, Aprio has grown its revenue by 40 percent and added five new services lines to the business. Today, Aprio is recognized as a Top 100 Accounting Firm in the United States and has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the past two years. In 2017, Richard championed an industry-leading rebrand transitioning the firm from Habif, Arogeti & Wynne to Aprio, and since 2013 has spearheaded six combinations including the firm’s first two outside of the Atlanta market.

In addition, Aprio re-elected three members to its Executive Committee:

  • Yelena Epova, Partner-in-Charge, International Services
  • Michael Levy, Partner-in-Charge, Transaction Advisory Services
  • Alan Vaughn, Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate & Construction

These three partners join existing committee members: Adam Beckerman, Rob Casey and Sam Tuck.

Aprio is proud to announce five new partners and three directors in 2019 as it continues to build success for the firm. Naming new partners and directors demonstrates Aprio’s commitment to its team members’ professional growth and development, but also the recognition of the strategic foresight, expertise, dedication and passion these individuals demonstrate in advising the firm’s clients to get to their next.

Aprio’s newest professionals admitted into the partner group, as of Jan. 1, 2019, include:

  • Jessica Hussain, Retail, Franchise & Hospitality
  • Michael Lange, Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Thomas Prevatt, Professional Services
  • Thomas Scott, Technology & Blockchain
  • Jagruti Solanki, Technology & Blockchain

The Aprio professionals named director, as of Jan. 1, 2019, include:

  • Julie Chesebro, Tax Director
  • Shay Eubanks, Tax Director
  • Cheryl Leydon, Director, Global Mobility Services

“As Aprio continues to grow, it is important that we promote individuals who can be strong leaders and guide the firm to its next,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner. “It is an honor to promote our co-workers to partners and directors, they have each played an important role in the firm’s success and I know they will continue to develop professionally and advise our clients to achieve what’s next.”

For more information about Aprio or the firm’s leadership team, visit https://aprio.com.

About Aprio:
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, cloud accounting and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to 500 employees. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries.

Aprio is recognized as a Top 100 Accounting Firm in the United States and has been recognized as a Top Workplace for two years in a row by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York; Birmingham, Ala., Sarasota, Fla. and Alpharetta, Ga. For more, https://aprio.com.

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