As we all try to stay cool for the summer, here are some of the exciting things happening at Blackman & Sloop!

Promotions and New Hires:

We’re proud to announce that Rob Lewis became a partner in the firm on July 1st!

Rob Lewis Partner

Stephanie Kieffer joined us as a Senior Audit Associate on May 2nd.

Stephanie Kieffer

Logan Miller DeBrosky joined us as a Summer Intern on May 23rd.

logan miller

Former seasonal employee Andrew Olson came back to join us as a Summer Intern on June 1st.

andrew olson

Former Summer Intern Sarah Benoist came back to join us as an Audit Associate on June 20th.

Sarah Benoist

G. Paul Foster II joined as a Senior Audit Associate on July 13th.

paul foster


On May 24-25 we hosted our inaugural Summer Leadership Conference in our office. The conference is a two-day program for select college students interested in pursuing a career in accounting. Students who attended participated in networking events, an internal service project, and educational presentations. Thanks to our first-year attendees for making the conference a success!

summer leadership conference

Volunteerism/Community Events:

On June 28th, we cooked dinner for the SECU Family House.

SECU House Dinner Group

Office Happenings:

On June 14 we celebrated National Bourbon Day with bourbon-infused treats and a bourbon tasting!

Bourbon Day cakeBourbon Day Group

On June 28th, our partners headed to Blowing Rock, NC for their annual retreat.

Partner Retreat

The Blackman & Sloop team has been recharging this summer with vacations and lots of family time!  From the North Carolina mountains to Maine, to Aruba and the Galapagos Islands – we’ve been making the most of this summer!

Employee News (Births, marriages, anniversaries, birthdays):

Zach Waddell got married on June 18th.  Congratulations Zach and Sarah!

Zach Wedding

Congratulations to Rachel Bullock and her husband Will who welcomed 4-year-old twins into their family!

Rachel and twins

Happy Anniversary! 

Rachel Bullock – May 20th – 3 years
Carla Daniel – June 30th – 30 years
Sara-Kelly Hawes – July 12th – 1 year
Andrea Eason – July 19th – 29 years
Candy Kirby – July 30th – 38 years
Amy Ford – July 31st – 5 years

Happy Birthday!

Candy Kirby – May 4th
Trish Distler – May 11th
Jennipher Branch – May 22nd
Paige Otos – June 4th
Amy Ford – June 7th
Sara-Kelly Hawes – June 7th
Tyler Chambers – June 15th   30th

Tyler 30th

Jen Lewis – June 23rd
Katie Ledford – June 30th
Sue Cannon – July 8th
Adrienne Collins – July 17th
Kerry Walker – July 17th
Logan Miller DeBrosky – July 21st
Joyce Davis – July 27th