Achievers & Accolades

Taylor Stephenson named new managing partner for TRP Sumner PLLC

By Staff Report, posted 1 month ago

TRP Sumner recently named Taylor Stephenson CPA, CGMA, as the firm’s new Managing Partner, starting July 1, 2024.

Stephenson began her journey with the firm as staff accountant in 2001. She was quickly promoted to partner in 2006 and has served a variety of businesses and not-for-profit clients. Her experience at TRP Sumner includes managing the firm’s Human Resources, leading the Audit and Assurance Service Line, and serving in leadership roles on the Board of Directors.

Kelly Puryear served as the firm’s Managing Partner for nearly 20 years and led TRP Sumner to be recognized as one of the top five hundred public accounting firms in the nation. Puryear will step back from managing partner but continue to serve clients as a partner in the firm.

“I am certain that under Taylor's leadership, our firm will continue to thrive and reach new heights. Her vision, dedication and expertise have earned her the respect and trust of her fellow Partners, who have selected her to lead our 92 team members into the future," shared Puryear in a press release.

As Managing Partner, Stephenson's expanded responsibilities include helping the team set and achieve their goals. She develops and oversees strategies to support the firm's evolving vision for smart growth, as well as its continued commitment to exceeding clients' expectations and providing services that enhance their wealth and help their businesses grow and prosper.

“I have been with TRP Sumner for almost my entire career, and I feel very lucky to have picked the right firm from the start," shared Stephenson in a press release. "We truly are a 'team,' and working together helps us deliver quality services for our clients."

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