AKRON, Ohio – (January 11, 2021) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, proudly announces three staff appointments and three new hires to expand its shared services and tax team.
Brittany White has been promoted to senior director of marketing. For nearly three years, White has transformed the marketing department and advertising campaign delivery for the firm, including significant expansion across social media channels, website redesign, and content strategy and execution, resulting in direct contact with prospects and clients. White managed the communications for the firm’s COVID-19 Response Team in 2020, creating email notifications, social media posts, and website updates around the clock for business owners. Advancing her marketing skillset, White received certification from Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for Advanced Social Media Strategy and Training in January of last year. White has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ashland University and a Master of Management from the University of Phoenix.
Leif Erickson, CPA, MTax, has been named director of tax, in addition to his principal appointment in fall of 2020. Erickson will lead the tax department, including staff scheduling, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, project management, and problem-solving.
Along with internal promotions, AGP has recently welcomed three additional professionals to benefit the professional services firm’s growth trajectory.
Brittany Williams has been hired as senior director, project management office. Williams is a seasoned project manager with more than a decade of experience designing and implementing multi-disciplinary initiatives in the public and private sectors. She is skilled at empowering and aligning teams to execute strategic priorities and consistently identifies ways to accomplish complex projects creatively to provide meaningful support to her clients and stakeholders. In her most recent role with Destination Cleveland, Northeast Ohio’s regional destination marketing and management organization, she was internally and externally focused on large-scale projects, ranging from operations and finance to conference planning and community initiatives. Williams was also the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee senior project manager, the nonpartisan, non-profit organization responsible for funding, planning, and hosting the successful 2016 Republican National Convention. Williams is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and received her Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In this new role for AGP, Williams will provide structure and oversight of strategic-level projects to deliver alignment in resources, talent, and priorities.
“Our firm has a solid strategic growth plan over the next ten years, and the first priority is to expand our talent, including internal promotions,” comments Chuck Mullen, chairman. “The recent appointments for Brittany White and Leif demonstrate the exceptional professionals within our firm that continue to do their best work every day. And by welcoming Brittany Williams, we’re focused on attracting and retaining the best talent to join our award-winning team.”
About Apple Growth Partners
Apple Growth Partners is an award-winning accounting and business advisory firm with more than 75 years of helping grow local businesses. With offices in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Kent, AGP offers a full range of services, including audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting, employee stock ownership plans, and transaction advisory services. To learn more, visit www.applegrowth.com. ###