Accounting firm announces staff promotions

Michael West
Michael West
Brittany Dreher
Brittany Dreher
Brooke Mulchin
Brooke Mulchin

Dalby, Wendland & Co., a full-service accounting and consulting firm based in Grand Junction, has announced nine staff promotions.

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson
James Heelan
James Heelan
Amanda Malinchak
Amanda Malinchak

Greg Ward
Greg Ward
Sonya Foster
Sonya Foster
Carol Bell
Carol Bell

Michael West has been promoted to associate principal. West, a certified public accountant, joined the firm in 2004 and since has developed expertise in business and individual taxation, business and financial consulting, business forecasting and estate and tax planning. He serves clients in a range of industry sectors, including health care, lodging, recreation and real estate. West graduated with honors from Western State Colorado University Gunnison.

Brittany Dreher has been promoted to tax accountant supervisor. Dreher, a CPA who has worked for the firm for more than four years, specializes in federal and multi-state taxation and tax planning for businesses and individuals. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango.

Brooke Mulchin also has been promoted to tax accountant supervisor. Mulchin joined the firm in 2013. Her expertise as a CPA includes federal and multi-state taxation for businesses and individuals. She also brings to her duties expertise in farm and ranch work and trusts. Mulchin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Jeff Wilson has been promoted to audit accountant supervisor. Wilson, a CPA, provides auditing and accounting services to a variety of clients and industries. He also provides services related to employee benefit and third party health plans as well as loan servicing. Wilson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

James Heelan has been promoted to senior tax accountant. Heelan, a CPA, joined the firm in 2013 after graduating with honors from Western State Colorado University. He specializes in federal and multi-state taxation and tax planning for businesses and individuals.

Amanda Malinchak also has been promoted to senior tax accountant. A CPA who joined the firm in 2012, Malinchak specializes in federal and multi-state taxation and tax planning for businesses and individuals. She holds a degree from Fort Lewis College.

Gregory Ward has been promoted to senior tax accountant. Ward joined the firm in 2013 after graduating with honors from the University of Illinois. A CPA, Ward handles federal and multi-state taxation for businesses and individuals.

Sonya Foster has been promoted to marketing manager, overseeing advertising, branding and community and public relations for the firm. She brings to her duties a total of 18 years of marketing experience with a regional bank and marketing strategy firm.

Carol Bell has been promoted to human resources coordinator for the firm, overseeing a wide range of HR activities and programs as well as compliance. Bell holds an associate’s degree from Camden County College in New Jersey.

Dalby, Wendland & Co., provides a range of public accounting and business consulting services with offices in Grand Junction as well as Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Rifle and Telluride. For more information, call 243-1921 or visit the Web site at www.dalbycpa.com.