Partners & Principals

Our dedication to providing superior, personalized service to our clients is a testament to our firm’s leadership. Our Partners and Principals lead by example. They are recognized experts in their areas of specialty and serve as our clients’ most trusted advisors. Click on the Partner or Principal below for a brief bio.

Partners

Kurt M. Trimarchi, CPA, CM&AA (Managing Partner)

Kurt Trimarchi leads the firm as Managing Partner and is Director of Tax Services. He joined the firm in 2003, having previously served as a Tax Services Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic office of an international accounting firm.

Kurt has more than twenty years of broad domestic and international tax experience. He has worked on numerous projects for clients in a variety of industries, including the implementation of complex multi-level tax planning strategies, mergers, acquisitions, compensation planning, incentives, and stock option planning. Kurt has extensive experience serving family business, manufacturing, distribution, retail and financial services clients and bringing tax value ideas and tax strategies to help maximize overall tax savings.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Bloomsburg University
• Certified Public Accountant
• Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Loyola University

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Corporate Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Central PA
• Past member of Vistage International and the Elizabethtown College Family Business Center
• Member of the Board of Directors for Bridgeford Trust Company
• Past board member of Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County and the Wheatland Foundation
• Supports and coaches the Warwick Youth Football League

Awards & Recognitions
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award

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David B. Blain, CPA, CVA

David Blain is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury. He has a diverse background with experience in both private industry and public accounting, having worked for five years for an international public accounting firm and five years in private industry as a finance director. David serves his clients in a variety of manners but primarily serves as a Relationship Manager for a number of our key clients. He serves a number of industries including manufacturing, construction, and retail.

David brings extensive knowledge in a wide variety of services including accounting and auditing, transaction advisory, business valuation, and business support initiatives such as strategic planning and business forecasting. He is currently the firm’s segment leader of the Manufacturing and Entrepreneurial Services Group (ESG) practices where he is responsible for their business development and growth initiatives.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Pennsylvania State University
• Certified Public Accountant
• Certified Valuation Analyst

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Serves on the board as treasurer of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PAMEP)
• Serves in a leadership capacity for a number of community, industry, and nonprofit organizations

Awards & Recognitions
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area
• Graduate of Rainmaker Academy
• Received LEAN Certification from MANTEC
• Obtained Construction Industry Technician (CIT) Certification through Clemson University

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Gary J. Dubas, CPA

Gary Dubas is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury and is the leader of our Nonprofit Segment. He has over 25 years of public accounting experience, including 8 years with an international firm. Gary focuses much of his time serving nonprofit, real estate, and affordable housing clients, as well as a number of growth-oriented companies.

At McKonly & Asbury, Gary is also partner-in-charge of the nonprofit taxation practice. In addition, he also performs external peer reviews of accounting firms and oversees audits that fall under the reporting requirements of the Uniform Guidance and Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book).

Education
• B.A. – Accounting, Shippensburg University
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Serves on the Standards Committee for the Standards for Excellence Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Non Profit Organizations
• Serves on the Grant Distribution Committee of the United Way of the Capital Region
• Member of the Board of Directors of Contact Helpline
• Active in community organizations including treasurer for the Upper Allen Baseball Association

Awards & Recognitions
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area

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Mark R. Heath, CPA

Mark Heath is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury. Serving as leader of the Tax Department, he brings a wealth of experience in Federal, State, and International Income and Franchise Tax issues for both Publicly and Privately Held Corporations, as well as Partnerships and LLCs.

Mark began his career working in Lancaster and Harrisburg for an international accounting firm, rising to the level of manager. In this role, he served many of the region’s largest companies with income tax compliance and consulting services ranging from specialized income tax deduction and credit projects to SEC and GAAP reporting and disclosure. Mark continues his focus on superior tax service to our clients at McKonly & Asbury.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Messiah College
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness Leadership Council
• Leadership Lancaster Board Member
• Spent over twenty years as a volunteer firefighter in Dauphin and Lancaster Counties

Awards & Recognitions
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Graduate of Leadership Lancaster

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Michael D. Hoffner, CPA

Michael Hoffner is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury, where he serves as the firm’s Business Unit Director and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He serves clients in a number of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, technology, construction, and employee benefit plans. Michael also serves as co-leader of McKonly & Asbury’s Audit Segment, and is the firm’s designated partner-in-charge of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Practice. He also leads the firm’s practice area focused on Service Organization Control reporting (SOC 1, 2 and 3).

Prior to joining the firm over a decade ago, Michael was a Senior Manager in the Baltimore office of an international accounting firm, where he served a variety of industries including construction, financial services, and healthcare, and also served as an instructor in the firm’s national training program.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Messiah College
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Peer Review Committee of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
• Member of Messiah College Department of Business Advisory Board
• Past President of the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation
• Past Treasurer and Executive Committee member of Volunteers of America Pennsylvania
• Active in community organizations including Trail Life USA and Little League Baseball

Awards & Recognitions
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area

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Greg M. Lowe

Greg Lowe is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer with McKonly & Asbury, overseeing the operational management of the firm. His team includes Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Recruiting, Facilities, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He personally heads up the firm’s permanent placement practice, assisting many of the region’s top organizations in their search for roles ranging from Staff Accountant to CEO. Greg also has extensive experience in assisting clients to achieve LEAN operations and provides management consulting in numerous operational areas.

Prior to joining McKonly & Asbury, Greg served as President of the IT services division of Intellimark/Technisource, a large national information systems consulting and outsourcing company, with over 600 employees and offices in multiple states. Under his leadership, Intellimark/Technisource provided service to many of the region’s most well-known organizations. Prior to joining Intellimark/Technisource, Greg began his career in the packaged foods industry, which is what brought him to the Central PA area, where he lives with his wife Jen and four sons.

Education
• B.S. – Business Administration, Towson State University
• Post graduate work at the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School

Professional & Community Involvement
• Board Member at Bridgeford Trust Company, Cargas Systems, Champions for Children, Classical Academic Press, and Covenant Christian Academy
• Deacon at Liberti Church

Awards & Recognitions
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Executive Leadership Series
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award and “Technology Business of the Year” award

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Janice L. Snyder, CPA

Janice Snyder is a Partner with over 17 years experience in public accounting. She spent 11 of those years at an international accounting firm. Janice has specialized in serving for-profit family owned and foreign-owned businesses (food manufacturing, distribution, and services), healthcare entities, and other nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

Janice leads the firm’s audit segment and assists clients with financial statement audits and reviews, employee benefit plan audits, implementation of new accounting pronouncements, accounting technical support and conclusions, acquisition/merger accounting, and internal controls evaluations. She has developed focused industry knowledge in serving food manufacturers and distributors, health care providers, and human services organizations.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Penn State University
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association
• President, past Treasurer, and Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee and the Personnel and Compensation Committee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania
• Treasurer and Board Member of WITF, Inc.
• Previous Chair of the Women’s Leadership Network of the United Way of the Capital Region
• Member of the Board of Directors for Tri-County OIC

Awards & Recognitions
• Successfully completed the AICPA’s IFRS Certificate Program
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area

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Daniel E. Sturm, CPA

Dan Sturm is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury and a key leader of the firm’s external audit segment serving middle-market, closely held businesses. His industry focus includes manufacturing, insurance, construction, and nonprofits. Dan also serves as the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Services Coordinator.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as an Audit Manager in the Baltimore office of an international accounting firm where he served a range of industries and also served as the office’s employee benefit plans service coordinator.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Towson University
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Maryland Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Active in community organizations, non-profit organizations, and community recreational sports

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Autumn R. Wolfe, CPA

Autumn Wolfe is a Partner with McKonly & Asbury. She has over 20 years of domestic and international experience and is a leader in McKonly & Asbury’s tax practice.

Autumn most recently served as a Senior International Tax Consultant, overseeing compliance with all international tax issues of a large trucking company located in Central Pennsylvania. Her prior public accounting experience includes serving as a Tax Manager with an international accounting firm in their Mid-Atlantic offices in Harrisburg and Washington, DC Metro.

Education
• B.S. – Business Administration / Accounting, Bloomsburg University
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Board of Directors for The World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania
• Member of the Board of Directors for Snyder County Coalition for Kids
• Member of the Board of Directors for The REC of Eastern Snyder County

Awards & Recognitions
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Green Belt in Six Sigma, a program popularized by GE to train leaders responsible for measuring, analyzing, improving, and controlling key processes that influence customer satisfaction and productivity growth

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Principals

T. Eric Blocher, CPA, ASA, CVA

Eric Blocher is a Principal with McKonly & Asbury with over 26 years of public accounting experience. He has oversight responsibilities for audits, reviews, and compilations for a wide range of service providers.

As the leader of our valuation team, Eric has over 19 years of business valuation consulting experience. He has been instrumental in developing a successful valuation service providing valuation and litigation support services. He has valued more than 150 closely held businesses in various industries including professional services, real estate, manufacturing, retail, food services, automotive dealerships, and others. Eric has also developed focused industry knowledge providing business valuation services for Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and family limited partnerships.

Education
• B.B.A. – Accounting, James Madison University
• Certified Public Accountant
• Accredited Senior Appraiser
• Certified Valuation Analyst

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the PICPA’s Statewide Business Valuation Committee
• Officer with the Pennsylvania East Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
• Treasurer of the Eagle Foundation and Board Member of the Estate Planning Council for Central Pennsylvania

Awards & Recognitions
• Honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and published in the Sample Reports Library, a training and research resource for CVAs across the country
• Qualified multiple times as an expert witness in the field of Business Valuations

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David A. Hammarberg, CPA, CFE, CISSP, GSEC, MCSE, CISA

David Hammarberg is Principal of Forensic Accounting Services at the firm. As a Principal, he serves our clients in a variety of accounting and forensic services capacities. David’s primary duties include forensic accounting, internal controls, security testing, accounting system integration, data extraction, and improved efficiency through the application of technology.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner, David has helped numerous clients prevent, detect, and examine fraud schemes. His unique background in information technology and forensic accounting allows him to be effective on fraud risk assessments, preventative training, and fraud examinations. David has also worked with law enforcement and insurance companies on behalf of clients.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting and Computer Information Systems, Trinity International University
• M.S. – Information Security Engineering, SANS Technology Institute – currently pursuing
• Maintains certifications including: Certified Public Accountant; Certified Fraud Examiner; Certified Information Systems Security Professional; GIAC Security Essentials; Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; and Certified Information Systems Auditor

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Pennsylvania Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
• Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
• Member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

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Elizabeth A. Harriger, CPA

Elizabeth Harriger is a Principal with McKonly & Asbury as well as Director of Real Estate Services. She has over twenty years of extensive audit, tax, and consulting experience in the affordable housing industry.

Elizabeth leads McKonly & Asbury’s affordable housing team in property development stage consulting and accounting. She has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing Multifamily Low-Income Housing Tax Credit applications, Federal Home Loan Bank AHP applications, and HOME funding applications. Elizabeth plans and supervises development cost certifications, 10% tests, and 50% tests. She plans and supervises audits and tax returns for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit partnerships.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Elizabethtown College
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Board Member and Treasurer of the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, Inc.
• Board member of the Cumberland County Affordable Housing Trust Fund
• Volunteer with other community organizations and is active in her church

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Terry L. Harris, CPA

Terry Harris is a Principal at McKonly & Asbury. He is a leader in the firm’s Real Estate Services segment and is a recognized expert in the real estate and affordable housing industries. Terry has a wide range of industry experience in other areas, including business consulting, construction, and manufacturing. He also works extensively with family businesses, providing consulting services.

Terry led the firm as Managing Partner from 2003-2016. Under his leadership, the firm doubled in size, opened additional offices, made several acquisitions, and emerged as one of the largest and most prestigious accounting firms in Central Pennsylvania with a stellar reputation for serving the needs of family businesses, their owners, and families.

Education
• B.S. – Accounting, Elizabethtown College
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Board of Directors for Capital BlueCross, serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee
• Member of the Board of Directors for Bridgeford Trust Company, serving as the Chairman of the Board
• Currently serving on the Board of Directors of several community organizations

Awards & Recognitions
• Received Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award
• Received Housing Development Corporation’s “Housing Advocate of the Year” Award in 2010

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Elaine R. Nissley, MBA, CISA, PMP, CCSA, CRISC, CRMA

Elaine Nissley is a Principal with McKonly & Asbury. Her primary responsibilities include management of the Internal Audit & Management Consulting Services group. Elaine handles client relationships and is accountable for the delivery of high quality and timely deliverables that meet our clients expectations. The group provides various internal audit and management consulting services based on proven methodologies including: Risk and internal controls assessments; Internal Audit outsourcing/co-sourcing; Information Technology Audits; Data analysis; and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance.

Elaine has over twenty years experience in risk management, internal audit, internal controls assessments, and project management.

Education
• B.S. – Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
• M.B.A. – University of Maryland University College
• Maintains certifications including: Certified Information Systems Auditor; Project Management Professional; Certification in Controls Self-Assessment; and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

Professional & Community Involvement
• Volunteer instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors and on the Board of Directors of the Central Penn Chapter
• Frequent speaker on risk management, internal controls, internal audit, and project management topics
• Chair of The Fund for Enhancing Communities Womens Fund Executive Committee

Awards & Recognitions
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area
• YWCA Women of Excellence Honoree

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James P. Shellenberger, CPA

Jim Shellenberger is a Principal with McKonly & Asbury. As a key leader in the firm’s Audit and Assurance Segment, he leads many of the firm’s core audit and attest engagements, serving clients in a variety of industries, primarily focused on Nonprofit and Affordable Housing organizations.

Jim is a member of the firm’s Audit and Accounting Committee and guides the segment’s training curriculum and internship program. He provides technical expertise on audit methodology, accounting standards, and the requirements of the Uniform Guidance to the firm, and is a frequent instructor on these and other related technical and leadership topics.

Education
• B.S. – Business Administration Degree, majoring in Accounting, Shippensburg University
• Certified Public Accountant

Professional & Community Involvement
• Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
• Serves on the statewide Not-For-Profit Committee of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Past President and current Board Member of United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
• Member of the Harrisburg Young Professionals
• Member of the Programs Committee for Leadership Harrisburg
• Volunteer with other community organizations including coaching youth sports and is an active member of his church

Awards & Recognitions
• Graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series
• Graduate of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities’ Emerging Philanthropist Program

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