Scott and Company LLC, one of South Carolina’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has announced the promotions of Kelly Damiano and Chelsea Shoolbred to in-charge accountants on the Assurance and Advisory Services team, while Ryan LaBrooy has been promoted to in-charge accountant on the firm’s Tax and Advisory Services team.
A native of Hillsborough, New Jersey, Ms. Damiano joined Scott and Company in 2012 and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Retail Management and a Master of Accountancy degree. At USC, she was President of the Master of Accountancy Association and an active member of Beta Alpha Psi. Ms. Damiano serves clients in a variety of industries including banking, manufacturing, state and local government, non-profit organizations and retail. She is currently pursuing certification as a Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina, and is affiliated with the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Shoolbred is a graduate of University of South Carolina - Upstate with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and earned her Masters of Public Accountancy from Clemson University. A native of Anderson, South Carolina, Ms. Shoolbred joined Scott and Company in 2012. A licensed CPA in South Carolina, she maintains active membership in the Institute of Management Accountants, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She works extensively with clients in the real estate, hospitality, non-profit and state/local government arenas, as well as with a broad range of closely-held businesses.
A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Mr. LaBrooy joined Scott and Company LLC in late 2012. He has more than three years of experience dealing with individual, corporate and partnership taxation needs of clients in the real estate, hospitality, professional services, advertising, automotive, and retail industries. He also assists businesses with
QuickBooks accounting issues, quarterly and annual payroll filings, and state sales tax returns. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting. Mr. LaBrooy is pursuing his certification as a Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina, and is affiliated with both the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
“Kelly, Chelsea and Ryan are outstanding accounting professionals with extremely bright futures and a strong service ethic, and they each provide excellent support to our team and to clients,” noted Don Mobley, managing partner of Scott and Company’s Midlands office.
“With our practice continuing to grow across South Carolina, we’re pleased to recognize them with these deserved promotions,” added Phyllis Graydon, managing partner of Scott and Company’s Upstate office. “They are integral parts of the Scott and Company team today, and will be key contributors to our growth strategy in the future.”
Scott and Company LLC provides a comprehensive range of tax, assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast. With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as leaders in the healthcare, real estate, government, manufacturing, professional services and non-profit arenas. The firm is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, providing talent and resources to clients through a network of thousands of skilled professionals, 400 independent alliance firm locations domestically, and in more than 100 countries around the globe.