We’re pleased to announce the addition of four professionals to the Beene Garter partner group: Brandi Clark-Hubbard, Sarah Pattison, Elizabeth Potocki, and Jennifer Stolsonburg. Our firm now has 17 partners and more than 100 staff members. Learn more about the new Beene Garter partners and their experience in public accounting below.
“We are so fortunate to have such varied and specialized expertise at our firm,” said Kim Benac, director of human resources at Beene Garter LLP. “Brandi, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jennifer epitomize so many of the things that our firm represents to our clients – professional, earnest, helpful, sharp, and hard-working. What a pleasure to see them grow and evolve at Beene Garter over the years! We’re so proud of them and their contributions to the firm and the accounting profession. With these four women representing the next generation of leaders at Beene Garter – it’s obvious to see our future is bright!”
Brandi Clark-Hubbard, CPA
Brandi has 16 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including construction, small business, and food & agribusiness. Her expertise includes assisting clients with quality control, accounting and auditing standards, internal control and risk management, financial reporting, and corporate taxation.
Brandi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ferris State University.
Sarah Pattison, CPA, CCIFP
Sarah has more than 11 years of experience serving the construction and small business industries. Her areas of expertise include audits, reviews, compilations, and consulting for local businesses and organizations.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance and Master of Science degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University. She is recognized as a top construction financial professional and received the 2021 Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) 40 Under 40 award.
Elizabeth Potocki, CPA
Elizabeth Potocki has 17 years of experience assisting clients in the construction, manufacturing, real estate, small business, and food & agribusiness industries. She has specialized knowledge in state and local tax, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Her areas of expertise include state income and franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, and payroll tax.
Elizabeth currently serves as an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University. She attended Michigan State University and earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting.
Jennifer Stolsonburg, CPA
Jennifer has 15 years of experience assisting clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Her areas of specialty include employee benefit plan (EBP) audits, financial reporting and analysis, and inventory management. Jennifer guides plan administrators to ensure they have compliant defined contribution plans.
She attended Aquinas College and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She’s also certified in advanced defined contribution plan audits through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).