New associates

Sam Lawry of Hamilton has been selected as the new executive director of Teller Wildlife Refuge. Lawry comes to Teller from Pheasants Forever, where he served as its western director for the past six years. Previously, Lawry was a Teller staff member from 2006 to 2010, serving as the director of conservation and education.

Promotions

Anderson ZurMuehlen, a Montana-owned CPA firm, serving clients throughout Montana and the U.S., announced the promotion of several employees. Grace McKoy, CPA, was promoted to manager. Her experience consists of attest engagements including audits, compilations, and reviews for insurance companies, government entities and for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. McKoy has a master of accountancy and a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Montana and joined the firm in 2012.

Caitlin Derry, CPA, has been promoted to supervisor. Her area of expertise includes tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, and individuals. Prior to becoming a CPA, she founded and managed a small business for nine years. Derry has a bachelor of arts in biology from Colorado College and a master of science in environmental studies from the University of Montana. She joined the firm in 2013.

Megan Adams, CPA, has been promoted to senior. Adams’ experience includes accounting, financial statement analysis, tax consultation and preparation for corporations, partnerships and individuals. She has a master of accountancy and a bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Montana and joined the firm in 2015.

Jennae Kuehl has been promoted to staff II. Kuehl’s experience includes bookkeeping, payroll, and accounts payable. She has a bachelor of science in business administration with an accounting emphasis and joined the firm in 2016.

Tom Markovich, CPA, has been promoted to staff II. His experience includes attest engagements including audits, compilations and reviews for government entities and nonprofit organizations. Markovich has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Montana State University and a master of accountancy from the University of Montana. Markovich joined the firm in 2016. The Missoula Office is located at 1821 South Ave. W. For more information, visit azworld.com.

Recognition

Joel Thompson of EXIT Realty Missoula was the September Top Agent. Thompson specializes in residential, recreational, ranch and land and investments. Contact him at 406-370-0074.

Kyle Rholl was chosen by the employees of Missoula Federal Credit Union as the winner of the 2017 Third Quarter Service Quality and Excellence Award. Winners are chosen for providing exceptional service and mentoring, demonstrating leadership, showing initiative, and promoting teamwork. MFCU employees nominate and choose winners on a quarterly basis, as well as an overall winner on a yearly basis.  

Certification

Matthew Doucette, an agent from the Montana General Office of New York Life, has become a Registered Representative of NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC) A Licensed Insurance Agency by passing a qualifying exam administered by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). Becoming a Register Representative allows Doucette to discuss and sell variable contracts and investment company securities through NYLIFE Securities, LLC, 401 North 31st St. Suite 800, Billings. 406-255-6300. Doucette is also a board member of Watson’s Children Shelter, Destination Missoula, Missoula Airport Authority and member of Missoula Sunrise Rotary and has a master’s degree from Johnson & Wales University.

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