Katzabosch announces Mark R. Cissell taking the helm as president and CEO

Certified public accounting and consulting firm KatzAbosch today announced Mark R. Cissell has taken the helm as President and CEO, several staff promotions and the naming of new members to the firm’s Board of Directors, all effective July 1.

Cissell, a shareholder with the firm, becomes the third CEO in KatzAbosch’s nearly 40-year history. Cissell joined the firm in 1985 and has over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and taxation. Katz will continue to play a key strategic role with KatzAbosch moving forward.

“We are honored to have such a talented and dedicated team at KatzAbosch and I am excited to work with Alvin, and the entire KatzAbosch team, to continue to grow our firm, provide superior client services and move Alvin’s vision forward,” said Mark R. Cissell, President and CEO of KatzAbosch. “Challenging economic times will not deter the firm from our commitment to hiring, retaining and recognizing the best-qualified and most-dedicated professionals while affording them opportunities for personal growth, professional development, and advancement. Our sincerest congratulations and thanks go out to those who are being recognized for their excellence in service and we wish them continued growth with the firm.”

Steve Gershman, Anita Sheckells, Mark Rapson, Alvin Katz and Mark Cissell have been elected by the firm’s shareholders to the KatzAbosch Board of Directors for the July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 fiscal year.

The following individuals have been promoted to:
• Anita Sheckells – Chair of the Audit and Accounting Services Group
• Michael Gentry – Co-Chair of the Real Estate/Construction Services Group
• Kristin Hucht – Chair of the Not-for-Profit Services Group
• Krissie Kohler – Manager
• Phoebe Barger and Amie Stielper – Supervisor
• Yocheved Baumer, Augusta Boyce, Heather Boyer, Megan Souchak, and Angel Zollicoffer – Senior Accountant

About KatzAbosch
Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is headquartered in Timonium, Md., and serves the mid-Atlantic region with additional offices in Columbia and Bel Air. KatzAbosch is ranked among the top 3 locally-based regional accounting firms by the Baltimore Business Journal. The firm provides tax and accounting services including cost segregation studies, business valuations, litigation support, forensic accounting, technology solutions, estate planning and administration and personal financial planning. A founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance, an international organization comprised of independently owned accounting and consulting firms, KatzAbosch provides clients with extensive industry experience and proactive solutions. As one of the top ten accounting firms in Maryland and one of the 125 largest accounting firms in the United States, the firm’s staff of 110 employs leading edge technology to deliver high quality service. For more information, call (410) 828-CPAS (2727).

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