MHCS Promotes 13 Associates


WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (AUGUST 9, 2019) – McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS), a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announced the following 13 associates have received promotions and will assume their new role effective immediately.

Ashley Mowery, CPA was promoted from Senior Manager to Director and leads the Client Accounting Services Department. Ashley joined the firm in May 2007. She is originally from Norwalk, Iowa and graduated from Simpson College.

Cagney Ferbet was promoted from Staff Auditor to Senior Auditor and serves in the Assurance Department. Cagney joined the firm in June 2017. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Missouri Western State University.

Carson Messenger, CPA was promoted from Senior Accountant to Supervisor and serves in the Tax Department. Carson joined the firm in May 2015. He is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Grand View University.

Caul Fevold, CPA was promoted from Staff Auditor to Senior Auditor and serves in the Assurance Department. Caul joined the firm in November 2017. He is originally from Humboldt, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University.

Derek Johnson, CPA was promoted from Senior Auditor to Supervisor and serves in the Assurance Department. Derek joined the firm in January 2014. He is originally from Indianola, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University.

Jonathan Porter, CPA was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager and serves in the Client Accounting Services Department. Jonathan joined the firm in November 2015. He is originally from Oakley, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas.

Katie Lohnes, CPA was promoted from Senior Accountant to Supervisor and serves in the Client Accounting Services Department. Katie joined the firm in May 2015. She is originally from Humboldt, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University.

Katie New, CPA was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager and serves in the Tax Department. Katie joined the firm in December 2016. She is originally from Indianola, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University.

Kristin Clayton, CPA was promoted from Senior Manager to Assurance Director and serves in the Assurance Department. Kristin also leads the Not-for-Profit team. Kristin joined the firm in June 2006. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.

Mallory Frazzini was promoted from Senior Auditor to Supervisor and serves in the Assurance Department. Mallory joined the firm in July 2017. She is originally from Greensburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Vankat, CPA was promoted from Staff Auditor to Senior Auditor and serves in the Assurance Department. Mike joined the firm in August 2018. He is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Drake University.

Tabetha Albrecht, CPA was promoted from Supervisor to Manager and serves in the Client Accounting Services Department. Tabetha joined the firm in October 2013. She is originally from Newton, Iowa and graduated from Simpson College.

Taylor Daugherty, CPA was promoted from Staff Accountant to Senior Accountant and serves in the Client Accounting Services Department. Taylor joined the firm in June 2017. She is originally from Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University.

ABOUT MHCS
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith (MHCS) is a Top 300 CPA and business consulting firm in the U.S. and one of the most established and largest Iowa-based CPA firms. MHCS partners with individuals and business client organizations in over 40 states among many different industries, leading in transportation and logistics, real estate and construction, health care, and not-for-profits. Beyond offering a complete range of accounting, assurance, business advisory, and tax services, MHCS brings thought leadership and effective and timely solutions in the highest quality to each client. MHCS has been recognized for a variety of awards over 70 years including Best Accounting Firm to Work For, Top Workplace in Iowa, and Best Company in Iowa for Work/Life Balance. MHCS is also an active member of ISCPA and CPAmerica, Inc.