The shareholders of Top 100 Firm Clark Schaefer Hackett have elected Kerry Roe as their next president, taking office in July 2017.

Kerry Roe
Kerry Roe

He succeeds Carl Coburn, who has been president since 2008. Coburn will remain with the firm, serving client.

For the past seven years, Roe has served as executive vice president at CSH. He joined the firm 22 years ago, and has led its Government Services Group. He began his career as an auditor in the office of the Auditor of the State of Ohio.

“I am humbled by my fellow shareholders’ confidence in choosing me as their next president,” Roe said in a statement. “I am excited to lead a talented team of nearly 400 individuals in bettering the lives of our clients, our people and our communities.  We will continue to provide the trust, vision, guidance and outcomes needed by our clients as they face very diverse business challenges and opportunities.”

The firm also elected Doug Michael as an executive vice president. He has been with the firm for 29 years, and has led the firm's focus on recruitment, orientation and retention of staff. 

With five offices in Ohio and one in Kentucky, Clark Schaefer Hackett ranked No. 60 on Accounting Today’s 2016 list of the Top 100 Firms, with revenues of $63.6 million. It has over 30 partners and more than 350 employees.

Daniel Hood

Daniel Hood is editor-in-chief of Accounting Today and Tax Pro Today, and has covered the tax and accounting field for over 20 years.