To say we are in unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a massive understatement. We have provided you with important information related to COVID-19 and its financial effects on businesses and individuals. Due to the high volume of articles on Dean Dorton Insights and our COVID-19 Resources webpage, we’re releasing an abbreviated version of our quarterly newsletter, including content that is particularly timely.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant, impacting in some way nearly every aspect of society. On the financial front, we have seen major upheaval to the economy, and we unfortunately saw a quick and steep decline in equity markets in mid-to-late March.
We welcome the following new team members to Dean Dorton:
Karla Correa joined our Accounting and Financial Outsourcing team in Lexington. She has eight years of work experience, including one as a full-time accountant. Karla earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.
Brittany Laster joined our Technology team, working remotely from her home office in Maryland. She has five years of experience working with the accounting software platform Sage Intacct. Brittany earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in accounting, from Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Melissa Lloyd joined our Internal Accounting team in Lexington. She has about nine years of payroll administration experience and previously operated her own accounting services business. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky.
Alex Polivchak joined our Technology team in Lexington. He has five years of experience in various IT system engineer and computer technician roles. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree in network security and electronics from Eastern Kentucky University.
Hadley Porter joined our Accounting and Financial Outsourcing team in Lexington. She recently earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Transylvania University. While attending Transylvania, Hadley worked part-time in accounting and other office roles.
We recognize the following activities and accomplishments:
Congratulations to Hannah Combs for successfully completing the CPA exam.
Congratulations to Mary Maze for receiving the KyCPA Award of Excellence for scoring the highest on the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA exam in Kentucky for the fourth quarter of 2019.
David Smith joined the Bluegrass Community Foundation’s Audit and Finance Committee.
Polina Nikolova joined The Hearing & Speech Center board of directors.
Missy DeArk presented on “Ironclad Agreements” at the American Bar Association’s Virtual Family Law Conference.
Missy DeArk, Erica Horn, Polina Nikolova, and Elizabeth Woodward presented on “How to Keep Your Law Firm Doors Open” at the Northern Kentucky Bar Association’s Lecture Series.
Erica Horn, Maddie Schueler, and John Wurtenberger presented various webinars on the CARES Act and its Paycheck Protection Program.
Erica Horn served as a co-panelist at a Women Leading Kentucky Workshop.
Elizabeth Woodward participated in a podcast on how CPAs can fight fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic for the AICPA Journal of Accountancy.
Jen Shah participated in a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference to review federal stimulus bills passed to combat the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adam Shewmaker moderated two virtual roundtables discussing COVID-19’s impact on local healthcare practices and nationwide community hospitals.