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Published June 30, 2021

New Principals and Promotions Announced at PYA

PYA, a leading healthcare consulting and certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Brumbelow to the role of Owner and Steven Ezell to the role of Tax Services Principal, as well as several other promotions within the firm. The promotions are effective July 1, 2021.

Brumbelow has nearly two decades of experience in assisting middle-market, private-equity-backed, and public companies. As a certified public accountant licensed in Tennessee, he has supported clients with federal and multi-state tax compliance needs and consulting engagements and has engaged in domestic tax reporting of both in-bound and out-bound international transactions. Brumbelow has experience in industries that include manufacturing, healthcare, construction and development, as well as transportation. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

“Mark’s dedication to our clients and the firm reflects our mantra of helpfulness here at PYA,” said PYA President Marty Brown. “We recognize the contributions he brings to our team and are proud that he will join firm Owners in steering our leadership efforts.”

Brumbelow holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee.

Ezell assists clients with high-quality tax compliance, income tax provision, and other consulting services for both public and privately held companies. He has extensive experience in implementing strategies in tax accounting methods, tangible property capitalization, inventory, and transaction cost analysis. Ezell joined PYA’s Nashville office in August 2020. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

“Since joining PYA last year, Steve has made great strides in helping our clients with all their tax needs. We are proud of his hard work and recognize his commitment to PYA’s culture and its mission,” Brown said. “His experience enables clients to implement tax strategies unique to their business.”

Ezell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Business Administration from Lipscomb University.

Additionally, PYA is proud to announce the promotion of the following professionals: Lacey Richmer, Audit & Assurance Services Director of Employee Benefit Plan Assurance Services; Tina Collins, Tax Services Senior Manager; Kristen Lilly-Davidson, Consulting/Compliance Advisory Services Senior Manager; Holly Bizic, Consulting/Strategy & Integration Services Manager; Patrice Dent, Tax Services Manager; Laura Smith, Operations Services Manager; Melissa Naill, Executive Team Manager; Caroline Beeler, Tax Services Senior; Justin Conant, Consulting/CV Services Senior; Kyle Dickson, Audit & Assurance Services Senior; Taylor Malone, Tax Services Senior; Kristina McClelland, Consulting/CV Services Senior; Emily Riley, Tax Services Senior; Kimberly Watson, Consulting/CV Services Senior; Bekki Worth, Consulting/CV Services Senior; and Haley Thomas, Operations Services Talent Management Coordinator.


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