Accounting Firm NKY Rudler PSC Announces Leadership Changes and Chairman’s Retirement
Rudler, PSC, an independent accounting firm in Northern Kentucky, has announced several leadership changes. Tami Lawson, CPA, has been promoted to the newly created position of COO and Jeff Epplen, has been named a shareholder.
Mike Lenihan, CPA, who is a current shareholder and served as president of the company for 26 years, has announced his retirement.
“While the past few years have been challenging for many, our firm has truly embraced this time as an opportunity to innovate and plan for the future,” said Alex Weidner, CPA, CFE, President of Rudler. “Mike has been a hallmark of these hallways for 40 years and it will be hard not to see his face every day, but we are so proud that the company is in a place where he feels he can go. We We are also delighted to welcome new members of the management team with new perspectives and innovative ideas for the future of our company and our employees.
Lawson originally joined Rudler in 2018 as a fully remote employee from Tucson, Arizona, where she supported Rudler’s small business clients with proactive consulting services and accounting needs before returning to Kentucky. In her new role as COO, a role created just for her, Lawson will help lead the business by managing day-to-day operations, overseeing client advisory services, modernizing technology and innovating new ways to help customers. customers to automate their systems and create efficiencies.
“When I started at Rudler in 2018, I was immediately impressed with the culture, the people and the great work done for clients,” Lawson said. “As I have continued to grow over the past 4 years, I have become interested in the operational side of the business, and management agreed that this was a perfect fit for me. I am so grateful that the firm created the position COO for giving me the opportunity to help Alex lead the firm, and I’m excited to be a part of Rudler’s bright future.
Epplen started at Rudler in November 2000 after graduating from Northern Kentucky University. When he joined the company there were just 13 employees – today Rudler has grown to over 50. During this time Epplen led the accounting and auditing department focusing on construction, manufacturing and non-profit sectors.
“Early in life, I put my career on hold to focus on my main priority, my family,” Epplen said. “Because of this, I never thought becoming a shareholder was possible, but Rudler management understood my desire to continue to grow as a professional and become a leader. I look forward to supporting young staff members by providing them with the opportunities they need to excel, like those before me. I may not have the typical career path of a shareholder, but I bring a different perspective to the table that will allow me to continue helping Rudler grow as a company.
After 26 years as Chairman of Rudler and more than 40 years with the company, Lenihan has announced his retirement for June 2022. As Chairman, Lenihan has worked with his team to build Rudler into a company that remains cohesive. , innovative and adaptable to meet the needs of customers, employees and the environment. Although he has recently spent more time collaborating with clients and dedicating his time to supporting them, he knows that the time has come to retire.
“It’s time to start the new chapter of my life to focus on the other things I’m incredibly passionate about – serving on the board of directors of BeConcerned, a nonprofit in northern Kentucky, spending time with my family and play golf.” said Lenihan. “As with any journey there is always an end but I am proud of what we have built and know there is no limit to the future success of the company. I leave it in good hands and I can’t wait to see where Rudler goes from here.
Rudler, PSC is a private, full-service accounting, tax, compliance, and business management consulting firm for closely held businesses, individuals, and families. For more information about Rudler, PSC and the management team, please visit www.Rudler.cpa.