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Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth Announces Promotions

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN), northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, recently announced the promotions of five staff members.

Jenifer Carmody-Stiebel, CPA has been promoted to Tax Manager. Jenifer joined DGN in 2012. She graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Jenifer spent ten years in the genetic counseling profession, and previously graduated from University of Minnesota with a Master of Science in Genetics & Cell Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University.

Atesha Sedlacek, CPA has been promoted to Small Business Manager. Atesha joined DGN in 2015. She graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.  

 

Gretchen Cleary has been promoted to Small Business Supervisor. Gretchen joined the DGN team in 2019. She attended Michigan State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.   

 

Ryan Shively has been promoted to a Senior Tax Accountant. Ryan joined DGN in 2021. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.


Emma Pierson has been promoted to a Senior Small Business Accountant. Emma joined DGN in 2020. She attended Lake Superior State University and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a focus in Accounting.  

 

 

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, Michigan with a team of experienced, highly trained staff dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the state and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.

DGN has been named a “Top 400” firm in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) for five consecutive years, as well as “Best of the Best” in 2019. The firm was also named one of America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms for 2021 and 2020 by Forbes Magazine.  

The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:
•    Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
•    James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
•    Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA
•    Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
•    Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
•    James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
•    Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM
•    John A. Blair, CPA
•    Aaron J. Mansfield, CPA
•    Elizabeth A. Hedden, CPA
•    Jonathan P. Benjamin, CPA

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