Charlotte, N.C., October 30, 2014 – Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), one of the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms, announced today that the firm has admitted 12 professionals into the partnership. The promotions will become effective November 1. The class—which is comprised of professionals from all of DHG’s geographic regions and core service lines—illustrates DHG’s commitment to developing thoughtful leaders that can drive today’s ever-changing business world.
“I’m very proud of what this year’s class means to DHG: not only are we adding 12 strong partners and principals with diverse voices and deep industry experience to our leadership team, but we are promoting leaders that we have developed ourselves,” says Matt Snow, Chief Executive Officer of DHG. “Our mission at DHG is to build valuable careers for our people and help our clients achieve their goals. These talented new partners and principals are just one example of how investing in our employees fuels great success for us and for our clients.”
Partnership growth in 2014 emphasizes several key priorities for the firm: embracing change, cultivating innovation and building leaders for tomorrow. Many of the professionals have completed or are currently enrolled in the DHG Leadership Academy, a rigorous 24-month leadership development program designed to prepare future partners and principals. Women make up one-third of the rising partners and principals, an achievement that underscores DHG’s dedication to advancing women in key business positions.
DHG goes to market as an industry and services based firm. All three of the firm’s main service lines—assurance, tax (including tax advisory) and advisory—are represented by the 2014 class, as well as all of the firm’s geographic regions. “With more than 2/3 of the new partners and principals working full time in one of our core industry groups, this accomplished class embodies a key focus of the strategy that continues to set DHG apart in the marketplace: deep industry-specific knowledge,” Snow continues.
“I congratulate all of the new partners and principals on their dedication and accomplishments. Their knowledge, passion and innovation are reflective of the continued growth of our firm and the direction in which we are headed. I could not be more optimistic about the future of Dixon Hughes Goodman,” says Snow.
The new partners and principals are as follows:
Heather Alley, Tax, Asheville.
Ryan Crowe, Risk Advisory, Charlotte
Lori Haley, Assurance, Birmingham
Michael Hanger, Tax, Richmond
Cheryl Levesque, Assurance, Charlotte
Allen Magee, Tax, Atlanta
John Meachum, Tax, Greenville, S.C.
Kevin Rayfield, Tax, High Point
Kim Sheley, Tax, Memphis
Michael Zimmerman, Risk Advisory, Charlotte
About Dixon Hughes Goodman
With more than 1,800 people in 12 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm focuses on major industry lines and serves clients in all 50 states as well as internationally. Visit www.dhg.com for additional information.