Steve is a principal in the firm's tax division specializing in construction taxation, multi-state taxes, and other complex tax issues. He also heads up the firms business valuation group.
Steve works closely with the legal profession and is proficient in estate planning, estate accounting, estate taxation, divorce planning, and litigation support. In support of these specialty areas, he is past President of the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and is actively involved as a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Well-recognized in the business community, Steve is the most active member of the firm in terms of public speaking and involvement in the state's professional society. As a spokesperson for the firm and the profession, he has appeared numerous times on WGAL on tax-related topics and has had several articles published in the Pennsylvania CPA Journal on a variety of issues including, bankruptcy, farm taxation, tax reform, construction accounting, and starting a business in Pennsylvania. Steve is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's legislative committee. He also serves on the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce's Advocacy Council. In 2011, he was appointed to serve on the Council of the American Institute of CPA's.
For Steve, community involvement is his way of showing thanks for the opportunities he has been given both professionally and personally. Steve is a past chair of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and the Manheim Township Planning Comission. He is an alumnus of the initial Leadership Lancaster class in 1984. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Community Leadership Association, a National Organization of Community Leadership Programs.
Steve is a 1975 graduate of Hempfield High School and a 1979 graduate of Penn State University. He became licensed as a CPA in 1981, joined the firm in 1983, and became a partner in 1986. In 1994 Steve earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation, which indicates proficiency in the business valuation field.