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Beene Garter LLP Adds Four Partners To Firm's Partner Group


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Beene Garter LLP Adds Four Partners To Firm's Partner Group


West Michigan’s largest independently-owned accounting firm experiences growth in leadership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Beene Garter LLP is pleased to share the addition of four partners to our firm’s roster—Brandi Clark-Hubbard, Sarah Pattison, Elizabeth Potocki, and Jennifer Stolsonburg have received promotions from within the firm. The addition of Clark-Hubbard, Pattison, Potocki, and Stolsonburg brings the firm’s number of partners to 17—eight of which are women—and staff members to more than 100.

“We are so fortunate to have such varied and specialized expertise at our firm," said Kim Benac, director of human resources at Beene Garter LLP.  "Brandi, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jennifer epitomize so many of the things that our firm represents to our clientsprofessional, earnest, helpful, sharp, and hard-working. What a pleasure to see them grow and evolve at Beene Garter over the years! We’re so proud of them and their contributions to the firm and the accounting profession. With these four women representing the next generation of leaders at Beene Garterit’s obvious to see our future is bright!”

Brandi Clark-Hubbard, Partner, CPA

Brandi has 16 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including construction, small business, and food and agribusiness. Her expertise includes assisting clients with quality control, accounting and auditing standards, internal control and risk management, financial reporting, and corporate taxation.

Brandi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ferris State University.

Sarah Pattison, Partner, CPA, CCIFP

Sarah has more than 11 years of experience serving the construction and small business industries. Her areas of expertise include audits, reviews, compilations, and consulting for local businesses and organizations.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance and Master of Science degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University. She is recognized as a top construction financial professional and received the 2021 Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) 40 Under 40 award.

Elizabeth Potocki, Partner, CPA

Elizabeth Potocki has 17 years of experience assisting clients in the construction, manufacturing, real estate, small business, and food and agribusiness industries. She has specialized knowledge in state and local tax, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Her areas of expertise include state income and franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, and payroll tax.

Elizabeth currently serves as an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University. She attended Michigan State University and earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting.

Jennifer Stolsonburg, Partner, CPA

Jennifer has 15 years of experience assisting clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Her areas of specialty include employee benefit plan (EBP) audits, financial reporting and analysis, and inventory management. Jennifer guides plan administrators to ensure they have compliant defined contribution plans.

She attended Aquinas College and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is also certified in advanced defined contribution plan audits through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

About Beene Garter LLP

Beene Garter is an independently owned accounting firm in Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in 1949, Beene Garter provides a variety of services to businesses and nonprofits in the West Michigan community including, tax, audit, payroll, accounting outsourcing, succession planning, and other consulting services. Beene Garter is one of West Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2021 and a Top 300 firm according to Inside Public Accounting. To learn more, visit


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