01 Mar DVF announces promotion of new partners within firm
DVF promotes Hackney, Puckett and Upton to Partner
Dempsey Vantrease & Follis PLLC recently announced three new promotions within their CPA firm.
Accounting Managers Laura Hackney, Jan Puckett and Rebecca Upton have all been promoted to the position of Partner as of January 1, 2022.
“We’re excited about the promotion of all three to Partner within our firm. DVF is proud of its history of promoting female leaders from within our organization. All have shown exceptional ability in their areas of accounting expertise. They provide excellent quality service to our clients,” DVF Partner Paul Vantrease said.
Hackney began working for DVF in 2001 as a Staff Accountant. Having more than 20 years of experience in accounting, she provides a wide range of services to individual and business clients. She assists them with tax planning, preparation, accounting, and compliance matters. Hackney plays a key role in establishing workflow and procedures for the DVF tax department.
Puckett began her accounting career as a staff accountant with DVF in 2000. She too has over 20 years of experience in accounting. Her primary responsibilities are tax planning and preparation, as well as general business consulting. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Puckett is able to
assist small businesses in managing their accounting and bookkeeping more efficiently by using her broad knowledge of accounting procedures.
DVF hired Upton in 2006 as a Senior Staff Accountant. She has been in public accounting for more than 20 years, specializing in tax and business consulting. In addition, she has vast experience working with small businesses and medical clients. She also has her CVA designation and provides valuation and litigation support services.
“As we begin a new year, we are delighted to have Laura, Jan and Rebecca on board with our leadership team. Our firm has been in business for more than 40 years. They will become an integral part in providing the direction and vision of DVF for many years to come,” Vantrease added.
In addition to the new promotions, other partners include Paul Vantrease, Mark Follis, Barbara Sutton, Michael Hallum, Sharon Lynch and Kristopher Parkhurst.
DVF is a regionally recognized CPA firm with offices in Murfreesboro and Lebanon, Tenn.
With a staff comprised of more than 30 employees, the company serves individuals and businesses with all their accounting needs and is a leader in CPA services, professional bookkeeping, and business consulting.