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



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