Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants - is pleased to announce that Chris Wailand, CPA/CFE/ABV, has been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Sarasota County Program.  Offered by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sarasota is part of a nationwide network of programs developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the community.

Mr. Wailand joined Kerkering Barberio in 2006 and is a supervisor.  His areas of practice are in business valuation and litigation support services with a focus in forensic accounting and fraud examination.

"We are proud to recognize Chris for being selected to Leadership Sarasota and for his dedication and commitment to take an active role in our community," said Rob Lane, Managing Partner.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations: one at 1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL, one in Lakewood Ranch at 6320 Venture Drive, Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, FL, and one at 405 N. Reo Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL.