The partners of Williams Benator & Libby, LLP (WBL) are pleased to announce that Leroy “Benny” Herman, Jr., CPA, has been named as the firm’s newest partner.
Benny Herman joined WBL in 2018 as a senior manager in WBL’s Assurance Services department. He specializes in providing strategic accounting and business advice on mergers and acquisitions, accounting for equity and debt transactions, revenue recognition, goodwill and asset impairment, accounting for business combinations and internal controls to executives of domestic and international middle market companies, including those backed by private equity investment. For more than 20 years, he has worked extensively with businesses in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial and consumer products, staffing, engineering, construction, technology and Fintech industries, as well as with nonprofit entities.
“We are excited to welcome Benny Herman as a partner in the firm,” said Bruce V. Benator, CPA, WBL’s managing partner. “He has an impressive track record advising clients, delivering exceptional service, and inspiring his fellow team members. We look forward to his continued contributions to the firm’s growth and service strategies.”
Before joining WBL, Benny spent nearly 15 years with a “top five” international accounting firm, most recently in the role of senior manager in the assurance services department. He has also served in the role of senior accountant with responsibilities for regulatory accounting, policies and controls, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and chemical industries and for a large international law firm.
Benny is active with the CFO Leadership Council’s Atlanta Chapter and has served on the Technology Association of Georgia’s Fintech Steering Committee and Atlanta Fintech Task Force. He has served as treasurer of the Bel Air Aquatics Club, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Forsyth Bulldogs Baseball, Inc., the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Maryland Chapter, and the BAAC Parents’ Organization. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA). Benny also volunteers as a baseball, basketball and flag football coach.
Benny graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honors society.
In addition, WBL partners are happy to announce the following well-deserved promotions:
In the Tax Planning & Compliance Services department, Michael Chow, Kathleen Lukasiewicz, Anita Tarabadkar and Phillip To have been promoted to supervisor. Juliet Bethea is now a senior staff accountant.
In the Assurance Services department, Jeremy Schmiedeberg has been promoted to supervisor.