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2024 Vice President Promotions

Professional and business success requires a number of ingredients including hard work, passion, empathy, self awareness and intellectual curiosity.   It is our pleasure to recognize the following new Vice Presidents who have used these ingredients to create success both personally and for the firm. 

VP Announcement 2024 CorrectedGreg Gibbons is a member of Meaden & Moore’s Tax Services Group, based in the Cleveland office. With 15 years of industry experience, Greg excels in providing tax planning, business succession planning, and tax consulting, particularly for privately held companies. His specialty lies in optimizing tax strategies for corporate and flow-through entities, aiming to minimize the tax obligations of owners in order to facilitate their investment and growth of their businesses.

Greg is a graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he earned his accounting degree and played baseball. He is a dedicated member of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Baseball Federation, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing local talent. 

Greg is a force for innovation and excellence, spearheading initiatives that enhance staff training and professional growth as well as undertaking various initiatives to optimize the use of technology. 

Joseph Manolas is a member of the Assurance Services Group in the Akron office.  Since joining the firm 15 years ago, he’s been advising clients across diverse industries. A graduate from the University of Akron, Joe's expertise encompasses engagement planning, auditing and attest services, financial reporting and accounting and business growth advisement. His proficiency extends to guiding clients through business acquisitions with due diligence efforts. 

Joe's astute in managing client relations and he’s committed to exceeding client expectations and providing client service excellence.  Furthermore, he’s focused on fostering business and client development as well as mentoring and imparting his knowledge and nurturing our staff's growth.  Additionally, Joe’s been at the forefront of creating implementation tools and educational material designed to ease execution of several of the latest technical pronouncements.

His leadership extends beyond the professional realm as he contributes to the Board of Goodwill Industries of Akron and previously Akron Children's Hospital Emerging Leaders.

Kendra Philon has become synonymous with dedication and expertise in the Akron Assurance Services Group over the past 20 years. Her professional journey is marked by a profound dedication to not-for-profit organizations, marrying her professional acumen with a passion for community service.

Recognized as one of the firm’s experts in not-for-profit accounting, Kendra's guidance is sought-after by numerous clients in this sector, while she also continues to be a trusted advisor for commercial clients.

Within the firm, she is a founding member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) committee and has been instrumental in advancing the firm's commitment to these principles.

A graduate of The University of Akron, Kendra's devotion to empowering communities, fostering the arts, and uplifting diverse groups is both a personal and professional mission. Her active engagement in service initiatives not only amplifies her impact but also motivates her peers to engage in community service.

Karin Spoerke has been involved in a spectrum of accounting and attest services during her 24-year tenure in the Cleveland office at Meaden & Moore. She’s been instrumental in advising entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses in a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, media, professional services, and logistics.

Her hands-on approach for streamlining business management processes and implementing strong financial systems and reporting structures has been invaluable to clients.  Clients appreciate her in-depth business insights and unwavering commitment to top-tier service.  Beyond her assurance expertise, Karin's understanding of business taxation has facilitated cross-collaboration with the Tax Services Group, enhancing service delivery.

A mentor at heart, Karin's influence extends to her coaching role within the firm, fostering both professional and personal development of staff. Her civic engagement is equally notable, with active participation in various charitable and community endeavors in Lake County. Karin graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

CEO, Jim Carulas said, "These promotions are a testament to their hard work, expertise, and the positive spirit they bring to our teams and clients. It's professionals such as these that strengthen our firm and inspire us all to keep pushing forward."

Thank you for all you do each and every day to make Meaden & Moore a great place to thrive.


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