Many new and exciting things have been happening at Blackman & Sloop since the beginning of the year. We have new team members, celebrated birthdays and new babies as well as achieved some major professional goals. 

New Hires:

We are happy to welcome the following individuals to the the Blackman & Sloop team!

Melissa Carruba

Scott Hartman

Jennifer Lewis

Rachel Sutton

Crystal Lepine-Arrington

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Events

Since the New Year, several of our team members have been invited and/or have attended several industry conferences including; Chapel Hill Carrboro Prime Time Business Expo on February 22, Duke Women’s Initiative on April 11, and Carolina Preserve Vendor Fair on April 11. These events provide us with great opportunities to learn how to better serve our clients.

A Team that Cares

Our firm is committed to not only helping out clients but helping the community around us. Our most recent volunteer efforts include; Blackman & Sloop Team for Big Brothers Big Sisters Nite Ball Bowlathon, Book Harvest at the MLK Event Day, Writers for Readers at the Orange County Literacy Council, Kiwanis of Chapel Hill Pancake Breakfast, Family House of Chapel Hill BBQ and Golf Tournament, American Dance Festival Pre-season Celebration, Sweeps Pageant for Miss North Carolina.

Team Milestones

Our team members have also had some exciting things happen since the beginning of the year. Joan Pharr celebrated her 60th birthday with much fan fare at the office. Megan Miller had her office redecorated with fun confetti for her 30th birthday. Dena Kornegay will be in for some excitement for her birthday when she turns 50 in April!

Joan Pharr’s 60th Birthday Celebration
Meghans 30th
Megan Miller 30th Birthday!

We have also had our share of new little arrivals! Joe Beaudin and his wife had a baby girl in December, Chris Arena and his wife had a girl this March, Kendra Dannar and her husband are expecting their son within a few weeks and Robin McDuffie is now the proud grandmother of three beautiful granchildren!

Kendra baby shower 2
Kendra Dannar Baby Shower
Kendra baby shower 3
Kendra Dannar Baby Shower

Other BIG News!

Big congratulations to Alesia Walker who became a NC Certified Public Accountant (CPA)!

Our very own, Neely McLaughlin was featured in the March issue of “Meadowmont Living”, a publication for the residents of Meadowmont. Meadowmont is an inter-connected mixed use community in Chapel Hill.

Blackman & Sloop was listed 12th in the Triangle Business Journal’s list of Triangle Accounting firms.

About Blackman & Sloop CPAs, P.A.:

Blackman & Sloop is a full-service CPA firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is actively involved in auditing, taxation, management consulting, financial planning, and related services. The firm directs a large part of its services toward providing management with advice on budgeting, forecasts, projections, financing decisions, financial analysis, and tax developments. The firm also performs review and compilation services and prepares not-for-profit, corporate, individual, estate, retirement plan, and trust tax returns as well as technology consulting services regarding installation and training on QuickBooks. Blackman & Sloop provides services in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, RTP, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Charlotte, and the rest of North Carolina. To find out more please visit

Contact: CPA

Toll Free: 1-877-854-7530
The Exchange West
1414 Raleigh Rd, Suite 300
Chapel Hill, NC 27517