Firm makes promotions

MARQUETTE – The firm of Makela, Toutant, Hill & Nardi, P.C. in Marquette recently made the following promotions:

– Erin M. Sikkema, CPA, was promoted to senior tax accountant in the tax department.

Sikkema graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial planning. She joined the firm’s tax department in 2012 and received her certified public accountant’s license in 2013.

She is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and lives in Marquette.

– Aaron J. Adriano, was promoted to senior tax accountant in the tax department.

He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and corporate finance, joined the firm’s tax department in 2011 and recently passed the certified public accountant exam.

Adriano is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and lives in Ishpeming.

– Kara A. Katona, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager in the tax department.

She graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting/computer information systems, joined the firm’s tax department in 2005 and received her certified public accountant’s license in 2006.

Katona is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and lives in Negaunee Township with her husband Chris.

– Brett D. Girard, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the audit department.

He graduated from Michigan Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with accounting and marketing majors, joined the firm’s audit department in 2009 and received his certified public accountant’s license in 2011.

Girard is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and lives in Marquette.

– Laura J. Provost, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the audit department.

She is originally from Manistique and is a summa cum laude graduate of Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance and economics. She received her certified public accountant’s license in 2010 and joined the firm’s audit department in 2012.

Provost is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and lives in Marquette with her husband Bill.