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Awards and Advancements

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Partner Promotions:

Joshua BilliardJosh Billiard, CPA, CIIFP, Audit Partner, joined EKS&H in 2006 and has almost 12 years of public accounting experience. He possesses deep knowledge in audit services for general contractors, specialty subcontractors, heavy highway companies, as well as manufacturers and distributors. In addition, he focuses on employee benefit plans, specifically 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Josh is based in the EKS&H Fort Collins office.



Drew MattoxDrew Mattox, CPA, Tax Partner, has almost 12 years of public accounting experience and co-leads the EKS&H automotive niche. He serves privately held companies across the Front Range in a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, real estate, and manufacturing, and offers expertise in partnership and corporate taxation, including entity structuring; special allocations; last in, first out (LIFO) calculations; and federal and state income tax planning. Drew is based in the EKS&H Fort Collins office.




In addition to the team members promoted to partner, the following individuals have been promoted to Senior Manager: Kristen Cole (Audit), Lisa Hrinik (Audit), Andrea Kewley (Audit), Tony Mann (Audit), Ben Milius (Audit), Amber Mitchell (Audit), Andy Roraff (Audit), Lisa Lusk (Consulting), Kyle Romell (Consulting), Greg Hornung (Tax), Michael Sousa (Tax), and Sam Ysusi (Tax).


Team Recognition:

EKS&H has been recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine for the ninth consecutive year as a top medium-sized workplace. The 2017 Best Small and Medium Workplaces lists rank employers based on the results of confidential employee surveys that assess pride, camaraderie, executive effectiveness, innovation, benefits, professional development, and other elements of a great workplace.


Individual Recognition:

Brad McQueenBrad McQueen, Audit Partner, was selected as a 2017 “Everyday Hero” by the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) at the CPAs Make a Difference Gala. The event honors CPAs who make a difference in their communities, yet have not been widely recognized for their contributions. The event will be held at the Denver Grand Hyatt on November 10, 2017.




Kelly KozeliskiKelly Kozeliski, Audit Partner, has joined the Innovest Portfolio Solutions, LLC Advisory Board. Innovest is a Denver-based independent provider of investment-related consulting services. For more than 20 years, Innovest has provided excellent client service as well as forward-looking, innovative investment solutions for endowments and foundations, retirement plans, and families.




Jeff WatkinsJeff Watkins, Tax Partner, has been named President-elect of the Board of Directors at Anchor Center for Blind Children. Anchor Center for Blind Children provides early education and intervention services for children birth to five years old who are blind or visually impaired.




Bob BondBob Bond, Audit Partner, joined the Foothills United Way Board of Directors and serves as the chair of the Finance Committee. Foothills United Way serves Boulder and Broomfield counties and partners with nonprofits, community leaders, and businesses as well as local, state, and federal agencies to address challenges together.




Lou KruppLou Krupp, Audit Manager, has joined the Accounting and Audit Committee for the Archdiocese of Denver. The committee serves as an advisory committee to the Finance Committee, which advises the Archbishop on financial matters related to the Archdiocese. Archdiocese of Denver is the Catholic Archdiocese of the Latin Rite that covers an area of 40,154 square miles, which includes the city of Denver and multiple Colorado counties.



Lisa HrinikLisa Hrinik, Audit Senior Manager, joined the Board of Directors at PeaceWorks, Inc. The nonprofit provides emergency shelter and advocacy support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other relationship crimes. The agency’s mission is to “inspire healing, hope, and harmony within families and communities affected by relationship violence.” Lisa also serves on the board of Cycle of Hope, a nonprofit agency. The organization’s mission is to provide the building blocks for female wheelchair users to live a well-balanced life, incorporating physical, professional, financial, and emotional wellness.


Audrey Beebe, Systems Engineer, took third place in her category in the Breck Epic, one of the nation’s longest and most difficult mountain bike races. Audrey competed for six days on the toughest single track trails in Summit County, Colorado, covering 240 miles and more than 40,000 vertical feet of climbing.