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Westminster Office

Westminster Team


Karen Ackerman, CPA

Education:

  • Michigan Technological University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting

Experience:

  • 15 years public accounting
  • 10 years as controller for non-profit organization
  • 3 years internal audit
  • Financial statement audit, review and compilation services
  • Non-profit accounting and taxation
  • Corporate, partnership, individual taxation

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Carroll County Public Schools – Local Advisory Council
  • Past board member and treasurer – homeowners’ association
  • Past treasurer - youth sports, Girl Scouts

Email: karena@sturgillcpa.com


Mark Engel, CPA, MST

Education:

  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Baltimore, Masters of Taxation

Experience:

  • 20 years public accounting
  • 11 years private accounting
  • Individual, corporate, partnership, nonprofit, estate and trust taxation
  • Tax research and compliance review
  • Developed a tax-free reorganization transaction and received IRS approval through Private Letter Ruling 200132014
  • Instructed at national PwC tax conference

Professional Organizations:

  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Email: markE@sturgillcpa.com


Christina Gennity
Education:

 


  • Christina joined Sturgill & Associates LLP in 2014. Prior to working at Sturgill & Associates LLP, she had managed all aspects of a private medical practice for 20 years and was an accounting technician at Department of Defense. She provides administrative assistance, client service, scheduling, and estate document and tax return support. Christina has lived in Westminster for 27 years and enjoys the community and events it offers.

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Email: TinaG@sturgillcpa.com


Dena Heefner
Education:

 


Dena has been with the firm since 2007. Dena performs bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax services for our clients as well as fielding calls and visits from clients. Dena has over 20 years of experience using QuickBooks and has previously worked in the construction, auto sales and farming industries. Dena is a resident of Manchester and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends





 

Email: denah@sturgillcpa.com


Anna M. Kendrick

Education:

  • Central Penn Business College, Associates in Science in Accounting

Experience:

  • Member of the firm since May 1997
  • 25 years in public accounting
  • 13 year as QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Assist clients with QuickBooks set up and maintenance of their data file
  • Individual tax preparation
  • Payroll and payroll tax preparation
  • Estate administration – Probate and non-probate assets
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Various church committees

Email: annak@sturgillcpa.com



Elizabeth Kendrick
A Sturgill & Associates LLP intern since 2011, Elizabeth recently joined our team full time after earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. At Bloomsburg University, Elizabeth was a member of the Bloomsburg Women’s Club Rugby team.








 

Email: ElizabethK@sturgillcpa.com


Joseph R. Maggitti, CPA

Education:

  • University of Baltimore, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Experience:

  • 23 years public accounting
  • 5 years private sector accounting
  • Individual, corporate, partnership, nonprofit, estate and trust taxation
  • Internal Revenue Service representation
  • Closely held businesses
  • Financial statement audit, review and compilation services

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Multiple memberships and activities with Canine Rescue
  • Volunteer church activities
  • Volunteer youth sports coach
  • Volunteer work in food shelters

Email: joem@sturgillcpa.com


Wayne D. Miller, CPA, CVA

Education:

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Experience:
  • 45 years public accounting, 40 as a partner or owner
  • Financial statement audit, review and compilation services
  • Corporate, partnership, individual, nonprofit, estate and trust taxation including multi-state taxation.
  • Non-profit accounting and taxation
  • Closely held businesses
  • Internal Revenue Service representation
  • Former Certified Financial Planner (retired license)

Professional Organizations:

  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Maryland Society of Accountants

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club (Melvin Jones Recipient)
  • Manchester Merchants Association
  • Manchester Youth Baseball – Former officer and coach
  • Active in community and church activities

Email: WaynerM@sturgillcpa.com



W. Sue Myers, CPA

Education:

  • Towson State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Experience:
  • 22 years public accounting
  • 14 years private accounting
  • Financial statement audit, review and compilation services
  • Non-profit accounting, auditing and taxation
  • Governmental auditing
  • Small business and individual taxation

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Community Foundation of Carroll County, director
  • Academy of Finance, director
  • Trinity UCC –Treasurer, Consistory
  • Volunteer work – American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, A Meal & More, Cold Weather Shelter

Email: suem@sturgillcpa.com


Melissa Phillips
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secretarial Administration with a minor in Accounting. She has over 20 years of bookkeeping, payroll, and QuickBooks experience with five years being in public accounting with Miller & Associates PA, prior to merging with Sturgill & Associates LLP. Melissa is a past Girl Scout Leader and volunteers at her church.

Email: MelissaP@sturgillcpa.com


James G. Sturgill, CPA, ABV

Education:

  • Benjamin Franklin University (George Washington University), Bachelor of Commercial Science
Experience:
  • 52 years public accounting
  • Business Appraisals including:
    • Corporations/Partnerships/Proprietorships/Medical Practices
    • Damages to Business Interest/ESOP/IPO Stock Options/Intangibles
    • Goodwill/Estate Tax/Intellectual Property
  • Merger/Consolidation/Liquidation
  • Income, Gift and Estate tax planning
  • Expert Witness in various states

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Public Accountant; Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • District of Columbia Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Information Technology Professional

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Mid-Maryland Chapter of Maryland Association of CPAs, past President
  • Chairman or member of various Maryland and DC CPA Associations
  • Instructor on Valuation topics for accounting firms, bankers, attorneys

Email: jims@sturgillcpa.com


Gerald Lee Sturgill, CPA, CVA, JD

Education:

  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Baltimore, Juris Doctorate
Experience:
  • 30 years public accounting
  • Individual, corporate, partnership and estate tax
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Closely held businesses
  • Succession planning
  • Litigation support service
  • Estate and inheritance tax planning

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Public Accountant; Maryland, Pennsylvania
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Carroll County Bar Association
  • Mid Maryland Chapter of MACPA, past President

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • 1998 and 2002 editions of Baltimore Magazine, selected as a top accountant in the Baltimore area
  • Former Chairman of Carroll Hospital Foundation
  • Former Director of Carroll Hospital Center
  • Former Director of Hahns, Inc.
  • Former Director of Carroll County Department of Social Services and Safe Talk, Inc.
  • Former Director of Bank of Hanover
  • Former Director of Carroll Community Foundation
  • Former Director of Hart Center
  • Former Director of Change, Inc.
  • Westminster Wolves Soccer Club; past Officer and Coach

Email: lees@sturgillcpa.com


J. Gary Davis
Partner, retired

Prior to merging his practice with Sturgill and Associates in 2006, Gary Davis was a certified public accountant for 35 years and a founding partner of Davis and Jones, CPA’s in Westminster, MD. Gary retired from public accounting in 2012 and is now active in many organizations relating to his 11 years of service in the United States Army.

Education:

  • University of Baltimore, Bachelor of Science

Experience:
  • 35 years public accounting
  • Founding partner of Davis & Jones, CPA’s; Westminster, MD

Community & Civic Organizations:

  • Veteran of the United States Army
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • The 1st Cavalry Division Association
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Office Address:
20 Liberty Street
P.O. Box 546
Westminster, MD 21158-0546
Phone: (410)848-4460
Fax: (410)848-4204
Email: info@sturgillcpa.com