Effective January 1, 2023, Wallace Plese + Dreher promoted several employees. Below is an overview of their diverse backgrounds and experience.
Joshua J. Blom, CPA was promoted from Audit Manager to Senior Audit Manager. He joined the Firm in 2014 and has more than 10 years of public accounting experience. He holds certified public accountant licenses in Arizona and Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting, from The Ohio State University. He manages financial statement audits, reviews, and internal control testing, and specializes in employee benefit plan audits. Josh enjoys exercising and watching Ohio State and Cincinnati sporting events.
Bing Li was promoted from Staff Accountant to Audit Senior. Prior to joining the Firm in 2021, she worked as a senior staff accountant at an educational management organization. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Accounting, from the University of Arizona and is pursuing an Arizona CPA license. Bing provides accounting, reviews, and audits. She participates on the Firm’s recruiting team and enthusiastically shares her experience working with the Firm during on-campus recruiting events. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and enjoys traveling and hiking.
Natalie C. Neukomm was promoted from Audit Senior to Audit Supervisor. Prior to joining the Firm in 2020, she previously worked at a large public accounting firm in Illinois serving a Fortune 100 public company. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Accounting, and Master of Science, Accountancy, from Illinois State University. Natalie provides accounting, reviews, and audits to a variety of companies throughout Arizona. Outside the office, she enjoys traveling, sports, and music.
Danielle N. McFadden, CPA was promoted from Tax Supervisor to Tax Manager. She joined the Firm in 2019 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining the Firm, she held industry positions as an accountant and project manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, from Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, and Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, from Arizona State University, and holds an Arizona certified public accountant license. Dani provides accounting, tax, and business consulting services to corporations and partnerships throughout Arizona. She enjoys cooking and taking her dog swimming.
Hiral Shah, CPA was promoted from Tax Senior to Tax Supervisor. She joined the Firm in 2019 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining the Firm, Hiral worked in India and the U.S. in professional accounting firms. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce and Master in Commerce from Gujarat University. She holds an Arizona certified public accountant license, which she received while working full-time at the Firm. Hiral speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She enjoys traveling throughout Arizona, painting, and do-it-yourself projects and crafts.
Jared Wenger, CPA was promoted from Tax Manager to Senior Tax Manager. He joined the Firm in 2020 and has close to 15 years combined industry and public accounting experience. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked as a lead tax manager with a management consulting CPA firm and held accounting positions in private companies. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, from the University of Iowa, and holds Arizona and Iowa certified public accountant licenses. Jared enjoys camping, hiking, bicycling, and road trips and barbequing with his family.