CLA announces career advancements, including 17 professionals in New Jersey

Livingston-based CLA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, the eighth-largest accounting firm in
the U.S., announced career advancements for professionals across the country, including 17 in the Garden State, all effective July 1.

Twice each year, CLA recognizes its professionals for their exceptional contributions to their clients and the firm’s continued growth and development. The individuals advancing in New Jersey include:

  • Dakota Jones, senior, technology;
  • Justin Kalebota, senior, manufacturing;
  • Norma Ribeiro-Simoes, business operations staff;
  • Micheal Luciano, business operations controller;
  • Nicholas Napolitano, director, professional services;
  • Christina Biasco, business operations staff;
  • Charles Danza, director, professional services;
  • John Santucci, business operations chief financial officer;
  • Brandon Luong, senior, real estate;
  • Lisa Jenny, business operations assistant controller;
  • Jag Sekaran, senior, nonprofit;
  • Benjamin Cohen, business operations assistant controller;
  • Michael Tortora, business operations senior;
  • Karen Roy, business operations controller;
  • Pierre Mascetti, senior, nonprofit;
  • Mary Ellen Dawkins, business operations controller;
  • Regina Manolis, business operations controller.

“CLA has an incredible talent base across our firm. I’m thrilled to share in the excitement of this group of professionals as they advance to new heights, continuing to help us exceed client expectations,” Jen Leary, CEO of CLA, said. “At CLA, we believe in succession and in helping our people grow personally and professionally, enabling them to create inspired career experiences.

“Our mission is to know and help our clients and serve as trusted advisers for their business. The people advancing today have continued to learn and challenge themselves with a growth mindset that has had a positive impact,” Alan Sobel, managing principal of CLA’s New Jersey offices, said. “Congratulations to each of the exceptional individuals advancing in the firm, your commitment and dedication to growing the firm is appreciated.”