AKRON, Ohio - SS&G is pleased to welcome three employees to its Akron office.

Kevin Fechter, CPA, CISSP, CISA, PMP, joins as an associate director in the assurance services department. Fechter comes to SS&G with 16 years of experience, most recently having worked as a senior manager of audit and enterprise risk services at a Big Four accounting firm. He will be heading SS&G's risk advisory service group. Fechter earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting information systems from Easter Michigan University. He resides in Olmsted Falls.

Alex Slabaugh, MBA, JD, joins as an associate in the tax department. Slabaugh is a recent graduate of The University of Akron School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor. He comes to SS&G with experience as a tax specialist and law clerk. He also earned both his Bachelor of Science in accounting and MBA from The University of Akron. Slabaugh resides in Massillon.

Megan McElroy, CPA, MBA, joins as a manager in the tax department. McElroy has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting and is a boomerang employee who is returning to SS&G's Akron office. McElroy earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting and her MBA in accounting from The University of Akron. She resides in Akron.

ABOUT SS&G

SS&G, Inc. (http://www.ssandg.com/) is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant financial services. SS&G also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, and payroll entities. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, and 525 employees, SS&G is one of the nation's largest independent accounting and business consulting firms. SS&G is a founding member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.