Maumee, Ohio William Vaughan Company, a prominent local accounting firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions effective immediately:


Tracie Youngless, CPA has been promoted to Partner. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and has been part of the William Vaughan Company team since 1994. In addition to audit and accounting, her areas of expertise include evaluation of internal control policies and procedures, as well as, the compliance requirements employee benefit plans and many nonprofit organizations encounter.


Amy Slates, CPA, CGMA has been promoted to a Senior Manager position. She graduated from Heidelberg College and has been with the firm since 2003.  Her areas of expertise include professional services, trucking, construction and consulting services. She is an active member of the Toledo Trucking Association. When she is not in the office, Amy serves on the board for Northwest Ohio Metro Detroit Chapter for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 


Ryan Leninger, CPA, CVA has been promoted to Senior Manager. Ryan graduated from the Defiance College and went on to obtain a Masters in Accountancy from Bowling Green State University. Ryan began his career at William Vaughan Company in 2005. Ryan devotes a great deal of time working in the audit and attestation department, along with business valuation and general consulting arenas.


Robert Bradshaw, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager. Bob is a proud graduate of Adrian College and began his public accounting career with William Vaughan Company in January 2008. He offers comprehensive tax planning, consulting and compliance services to privately owned middle-market clients with a focus on manufacturing and construction. His main area of focus is assisting businesses of all sizes with planning and compliance in connection with state and local tax requirements and reporting.


Tara West, CPA, CMA, CGMA has been promoted to a Senior Consultant position. Tara works primarily on consulting projects including, business analysis, operation reviews, and LIFO analysis. Her expertise in costing system implementation and problem resolution has been invaluable in finding effective outcomes for her clients. Tara also serves a CFO management role with WVC RubixCloud, a William Vaughan Company affiliate which provides cloud accounting services to businesses in various industries. Tara is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.


Courtney Elgin, CPA has been promoted to Manager. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Michigan and began her career at William Vaughan Company in 2013.  Courtney offers comprehensive tax preparation and planning services to privately owned middle-market clients. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling.


Ruben Becerra, CPA has been promoted to a Senior Accountant position. Ruben is a graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting.  He began his career with the firm as an Intern in January of 2013. He completed his Master of Science in Accountancy program at the University of Toledo and recently earned his CPA.


Mark Dietrich has been promoted a Staff Accountant. Mark joined the firm in July 2015 and currently serves our clients in our Napoleon office. Previously, Mark was a staff accountant with Fred T. Freppel, CPA for over 18 years. His various responsibilities include preparation of individual and corporate tax returns, financial statements, and payroll. Mark is a graduate of the Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting


About William Vaughan Company

William Vaughan Company is a Maumee-based public accounting firm providing a vast array of audit, tax, and consulting services to clients locally, nationally and internationally. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since our inception in 1959. Currently, William Vaughan Company has more than 50 professionals, including 7 partners, whom focus on serving primarily privately held businesses. We have been awarded one of the 60 Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the nation by Accounting Today. For the past three years, we have also been designated as one of “The Best of Lake Erie West” businesses. Most recently, we were voted one of the top workplaces by Toledo’s daily newspaper, The Blade, for the second year in a row.