Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Ashley Salter, CPA, and Carl Watkins, CFP®/CDFATM/AIF ®, have been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 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.

Ashley joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. in 2007 and is a tax manager.  Her areas of practice are business and individual tax planning and preparation and accounting services for a variety of physician and medical practices.  Carl joined Kerkering Barberio Financial Services in 2014 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professional and Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM.  He works with clients to define, implement, and manage their goals and investment strategies, and specializes in working with divorcees before, during, and after their divorce to coach and educate them throughout the process.

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

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