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September 25, 2019 | Tom Ballard

PYA names two seasoned individuals to top positions in tax, accounting service lines

PYA, the power behind, has named two seasoned individuals to top leadership positions in the area with most interactions among readers of

  • Kelvin Ault has joined the firm as Managing Principal of Tax Services effective October 21. Based out of PYA’s Nashville office, Ault will also serve as National Practice Leader for Healthcare Tax Advisory Services.
  • Heather Martin, who joined PYA in 2000, has been promoted to Managing Principal of Tax Compliance and Accounting Services. She is based in Knoxville.

Ault is a national healthcare executive specializing in accounting and tax. For nearly three decades, he has helped clients in federal and state tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. A recognized industry leader in the for-profit healthcare sector, he has increased market share, recruited and developed staff, and led various initiatives and programs for healthcare organizations.

“Kelvin’s reputation as a leading healthcare industry tax and accounting expert precedes his arrival to our firm,” said PYA President Marty Brown. “His expertise and service-oriented work ethic is a perfect fit for PYA’s culture of helpfulness. We are excited by the opportunities his extensive experience affords our clients.”

Martin is familiar to many start-ups in the Knoxville area, particularly through her work with the “Innovation Crossroads” cohorts. She assists businesses like them and individuals with their tax and financial needs, providing meaningful financial information to help them make strategic decisions. With experience in transactional tax planning and due diligence, Martin has worked with multiple entity-types, including LLCs, S Corporations, and sole proprietors.

“Heather’s expertise and steadfast commitment to our clients is a real differentiator for PYA,” Brown said. “She’s one of those people everyone wants to work with because of her obvious, genuine concern for our clients. Heather has been instrumental in the success of our tax services line, and there is nobody better suited to oversee this critical, growing area of our business.”

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