Dermody, Burke & Brown Employees Promoted

Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs, LLC has promoted six employees. In the Auditing and Accounting department, Nirissa Miller has been named a Senior Associate and Don Albright, Patty Greene, and Travis Smith have been named Senior Managers. In the Tax department, Kristi Jeffres has been named a Manager and Melissa Lanigan has been named a Senior Manager.

Nirissa Miller, CPA has been promoted to Audit Senior Associate at Dermody, Burke & Brown. She performs audit engagements for not-for profit organizations, school districts, and for-profit entities. Nirissa received an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Onondaga Community College and a Master of Business Administration, with a Concentration in Accounting, from Le Moyne College. She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Nirissa resides in Port Byron, New York.

Don Albright, CPA has been promoted to Audit Senior Manager at the firm. He performs audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as consulting services for our closely held business clients.  Don is a graduate of Columbia College. Don is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He resides in Oswego, New York.

Patty Greene, CPA has been promoted to Audit Senior Manager at Dermody, Burke & Brown. She serves various Financial Institutions, Libraries, Pension and Health Plans, Not-for-Profit Entities, Manufacturers, Villages, School Districts and Service Industries. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from St. Bonaventure University. Patty is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Chittenango, New York.

Travis Smith, CPA has been promoted to Audit Senior Manager at the firm. He provides audit services to variety of not-for-profit organizations, including foundations, human service providers, and health care organizations. Travis holds a Bachelor and Master Degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.  He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a member of the Not-for-Profit section of the AICPA. Travis resides in Baldwinsville, New York.

Kristi Jeffres, CPA has been promoted to Tax Manager. She provides tax and consulting services to­ a variety of clients and is the lead Manager for the Agribusiness niche.  Kristi received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. John Fisher. In addition, she received her Master of Taxation from the University of Denver. Kristi is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Women in Agriculture Association. Kristi resides in Baldwinsville, New York.

Melissa Lanigan, CPA has been promoted to Tax Senior Manager. She provides comprehensive tax and consulting services to closely-held family businesses, and their owners, in a variety of industries. Melissa received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Niagara University. She is vice president and a board member of the Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).  Melissa is also a member of the NYSSCPA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Rome, New York.

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC has been serving the Central New York business community since 1956. With offices in Syracuse, Auburn, New Hartford, and Rome. Dermody Burke & Brown is one of the largest independently locally-owned accounting and business advisory firms in Central New York. The Firm is a member of Allinial Global. www.AllinialGlobal.com. For more information, visit www.dbbllc.com.