Rea & Associates Announces Recipients of the 2021 Spotlight Awards

Employees Recognized For Commitment To Community, Client Service, Firm Values, Innovation and the Accounting Profession During Rea Spotlight Awards

November 22, 2021 | New Philadelphia, OH –  Each year, Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, honors employees for their contributions to the community, client service, the public accounting profession, and to the firm as a whole. The 2021 Spotlight Award winners were announced at the firm’s annual company retreat in October.

“This year’s firm Spotlight Awards was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the successes of our employees and their commitment to the firm, our clients, our team members and our communities,” said Rea’s CEO, Mark McKinley, CPA.

Marcia Stutzman Award For Community Service

For his longtime commitment to the community in Northeast Ohio, Tom Scharf, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, MAFF, a principal in the firm’s Independence office, was awarded the firm’s 9th annual Marcia Stutzman Award for Community Service in recognition of his tireless and generous gifts of time, talent and resources to strengthen his local community.

Richard Rea Award For Client Service

For her dedication to client service, Nancy Saum, a client service specialist in Rea’s Dublin office, was awarded the firm’s 9th annual Richard Rea Award for Client Service for going above and beyond for her clients, and is known by her clients for her dependable, personal service and business expertise at all times.

Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession

Michael McGinn, principal (Dublin), was presented with the 7th annual Chet Stocker Award for Service to the Profession by the Spotlight Award Committee for her dedication and devotion to the audit field profession as well as the team and clients at Rea.

The Rea Way Award

The 7th annual The Rea Way Award was presented to Joy Fazenbaker, client service specialist for the firm’s New Philadelphia office. Fazenbaker’s selfless and admirable dedication to her coworkers, the firm’s clients and her community were all cited as reasons for her nomination.

Tim McDaniel Award For Innovation

The 2nd annual Tim McDaniel Award for Innovation was presented to Lesley Mast, principal (Wooster), and Elaine Kisner, operations technology and data manager (New Philadelphia office), for their work with implementing AI (artificial intelligence) at Rea to better serve our clients.

Videos highlighting the award winners can also be found on the firm’s YouTube page in the 2021 Spotlight Awards playlist.