Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund Announces Internal Promotions

1/5/2015 - By Abbey Lelina

PENSACOLA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2015-- The following internal promotions at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund are effective January 1, 2015. 

Whitney Bruner, CPA has been promoted to senior in the Financial Institutions Services Department of the Pensacola office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida. She has been practicing accounting since 2009 and primarily works with financial institution clients. 

Lori Gambill has been promoted to senior in the Financial Institutions Services Department of the Pensacola office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida and has over 6 years of experience. Her primary areas of concentration include providing audit and assurance services to financial institution and government clients.

Stephen MacBeth, CRCM has been promoted to manager in the Financial Institutions Advisory Group of the Pensacola office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and graduated from the Alabama Banking School in 2009. He has over 20 years of experience and concentrates primarily on compliance, operations and policies and procedures for financial institution clients. 

Rob Wilson has been promoted to manager in the Financial Institutions Advisory Group of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. He received his bachelor’s in Accounting from the Citadel and a Masters of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy from Utica College. Rob primarily provides accounting and audit services to financial institution clients. Rob also has experience performing loan and credit quality reviews and audits of private companies and not-for-profit organizations. He has been with the firm since 2003. 

Mike Miller, CPA, CIT has been promoted to senior manager in the Tax & Accounting Services department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. He received a bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Administration from Pensacola Christian College and has been practicing in his field since 1997. He primarily works with construction contractors of all sizes, real estate development clients and auto dealerships. 

Catie Purdon has been promoted to senior in the Tax & Accounting Services department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. Since joining Saltmarsh in December 2010, she has had significant involvement in providing entity returns and related accounting services to the firm’s construction and contractor clients of all sizes. Catie received her bachelor’s in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of West Florida and is currently working toward her receiving her CPA license.

Beth Varhalla, CPA has been promoted to senior manager in the Tax & Accounting Services department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. She received her bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of West Florida and has been in the field since 1987. Her specializations include providing Tax and Accounting Services to healthcare companies and law firms.  

Chuck Landers, CPA, CIT has been appointed as shareholder in the Audit & Assurance Services department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. He received a bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Administration from William Jewell College. Chuck’s primary areas of focus include providing audit and assurance-related services to not-for-profit and governmental entities, utilities, manufacturers, contractors, home builders and related trades within the construction and real estate development industries.

About Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund

Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is a full-service accounting and consulting firm, founded and headquartered in Pensacola, Florida. Since 1944, Saltmarsh has followed their guiding principles of honesty and integrity to contribute to the success of others. Saltmarsh has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting for two consecutive years. The firm was also ranked as the 12th “Biggest Accounting Firm” in Florida by Florida Trend in 2014.

In addition to traditional audit and assurance, tax planning and accounting services, Saltmarsh specializes in outsourced consulting services for various industries.


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