The Partners are Pleased to Announce Our New Partner!

Dec 31, 2014

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Karen M. Antonelli, CPA, CCIFP to partner.

Karen has been with our firm since 1996 and provides audit, accounting and consulting services to middle market companies.  She has a focus on clients in the construction industry, and is an integral member of the firm's Construction and Developers' Service Group.  Additionally, she works with businesses in the distribution, manufacturing, not-for-profit and other industries.  She also has experience in performing audits of individual bankruptcy petitions for the United States Trustees.

CTBK partner, Kelly Besaw, said: "Karen has been with the firm for virtually her entire career, making her our first "home grown" partner.  That is remarkable both for Karen and also for what is says about our firm, which only recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Karen has demonstrated incredible commitment to our clients and to the management of the firm."

In addition to her technical experience, Karen is involved in firm initiatives such as the Career Development Group, campus and experienced recruiting, and the firm's mentoring program.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Canisius College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals. 

Karen is actively involved in the community and professional organizations.  She is a Board Member of the Construction Financial Management Association, Niagara Frontier Chapter; an Education Committee Member of the Construction Exchange of Buffalo and Western New York; and a Board Member and Treasurer of Kids Escaping Drugs.

A native of Buffalo, Karen currently resides in Lakeview with her husband, Vincent and their children Jackson and Nicholas.