CEA, LLP, a Carlsbad-based CPA firm, has announced the hiring of three employees.
Kristina Bell and Jeffrey Edgington are staff accountants in the Financial Accounting Services Department, and Andrew Whittington is a staff member in the Tax Department.
Bell graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara. After passing her CPA exams she worked as a senior accountant for a commercial real estate company.
Edgington graduated with a master's degree in Taxation from San Diego State University.
He interned with a biotechnology corporation and has passed his CPA exams.
Whittington graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
He completed multiple internships both in tax and audit and has decided to pursue public accounting, specifically focusing on audits.
CEA, LLP also announced the promotion of Kevin Ketteridge to Senior Staff Accountant. Kevin has been with CEA, LLP since graduating with a bachelor's degree in Business Economics three years ago.
Russ Hanthorn, a retired Marine colonel who is an active community service leader and former JROTC instructor at two area public high schools, has been named interim Head of Schools of the Army and Navy Academy. He succeeds Academy administrator Jeff Barton who recently resigned to pursue other professional interests. Barton had been an Academy faculty member and administrator since 1995.
Hanthorn has been a member of the Academy's Board of Trustees, a position he now vacates in order to direct the school's academic, residential life, and military programs.
An industrial engineering graduate who attended Ohio State University on a NROTC scholarship.