Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Janine Colpitts, Kathleen (Kat) Martin and Mary Garcia have passed the exam to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant.  Janine and Mary earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and Kat received hers from Western Governors University.  Their primary areas of practice are individual and business taxation; Mary with a focus in international tax.

"We are very proud of Janine, Kat and Mary for this great accomplishment.  They have worked hard to pass the CPA exam and obtain certification.  This, in combination with their background and experience, make them integral members of our tax segment," said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.

About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

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:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 600, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or