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The Bonadio Group Continues Growth Trajectory, Promotes Four New Partners within the Firm

Firm also adds more than 60 new hires and celebrates over 150 promotions

Rochester, N.Y., January 4, 2022 – Effective January 1, 2022, nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm, The Bonadio Group, promoted four employees to the Partner level. New Partners include Kevin Rhode and Samantha Schafer in Rochester, New York; as well as Keeley Ann Hines and Kristin Kowalski in Syracuse, New York.

“We are proud to announce and recognize our newly promoted Partners, as they have shown immense dedication and perseverance throughout their careers and embody the mission of our firm,” said Bruce Zicari, CEO, The Bonadio Group. “Congratulations to our newest leaders on this merited new chapter with The Bonadio Group.”

  • Kevin Rhode, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Practice, providing coordination and management of financial statement audits and other asset services including financial statement reviews, compilations, and agreed-upon procedures engagements. He works closely with large-to-middle-market clients in a range of industries including manufacturing, fuel and energy, service providers and financial institutions, and with portfolio companies of private equity groups and entities with multi-national operations.
    • Samantha Schafer, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Small Business Advisory Division, providing a full range of accounting, tax and consulting services to a variety of small and medium-sized businesses including financial statement reviews, compilations, income tax preparation and planning, business start-up, budgeting, financial plans, and projections, as well as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and New York State audit representation.
    • Keeley Ann Hines, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Government Division and member of the Single Audit Advisory Committee, providing auditing and accounting services to a variety of clients including municipalities, public authorities, school districts and other tax-exempt entities. She has extensive knowledge and experience with Government Accounting Standards Board pronouncements and federal compliance requirements, as well as Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance.
    • Kristin Kowalski, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Tax Practice and provides tax compliance and advisory services for businesses ranging from large corporations to closely held family organizations. She is also a member of the firm’s cannabis and industrial hemp team.

    “The Partners that make up our firm are true leaders and these four individuals will make incredible additions,” said Bob Enright, COO, The Bonadio Group. “We look forward to what the future holds with their continued contributions to our clients, colleagues and communities.”

    Additionally, on December 6, 2021, the firm hired more than 60 new assistant accountants and on January 1, 2022, promoted over 150 existing employees to new positions, proving that despite current challenges in the global workforce landscape, The Bonadio Group remains committed to rewarding and recognizing its employees.

    “As we begin 2022, we are proud to continue in our growth trajectory by welcoming so many qualified and talented new hires to our firm, while also recognizing and promoting the dedication and hard work of our current employees,” said Zicari. “Through these additions and promotions, we are well positioned to provide the outstanding talent and services that our clients have come to know and trust.”

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    About The Bonadio Group:

    Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The Firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. The Bonadio Group also has offices in New York City, Rutland, Vt., and Dallas. For more information, visit

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