November 14, 2022

Press Release – November 15, 2022, Bethesda, MD

GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF), an Inside Public Accounting (IPA) Top 125 Public Accounting Firm and Accounting Today Regional Leader, is pleased to announce that Patty Kautz, CPA has joined the firm as Executive Vice President. Bringing nearly 35 years of leadership experience in operations, finance, governance, and strategy, Ms. Kautz most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at IPA Top 200 firm, VonLehman & Company. Her extensive career also includes managing the accounting departments for entities owned by a large family office and serving as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte).

“Patty is known as an expert in financial, operational, and governance matters for mid-size accounting firms,” said Jackie Cardello, CPA, President and Managing Partner. “GRF is delighted to add a strategic thinker and team builder like Patty to our leadership.”

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ms. Kautz is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of CPAs. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has supported her alma mater over the years in various roles that support the College of Business and women alumni. Having previously served as President, Ms. Kautz is a member Emeritus of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Alumni Council where she actively volunteers her time mentoring alumni and current students. She was also recently recruited as the first volunteer to lead the newly formed, Women of UC Alumni Network, created to advance the power of the 164k+ female graduates of the University of Cincinnati.

Outside of the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Kautz is also active in charitable activities for nonprofit organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Past leadership roles include serving her local church community as Chair of the Finance/Operations Committee and Member of the Parish Pastoral Council.

About GRF CPAs & Advisors

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with accounting, tax, and advisory solutions. For more than 40 years, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally, and around the world.

The firm is a member of CPAmerica, Inc., one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the United States. Our membership guarantees clients access to the expertise and resources of more than 4,000 accounting and advisory professionals at 78 member firms throughout the country. CPAmerica is a member of Crowe Global, providing our firm with access to the eighth largest accounting network in the world with over two hundred independent firms in more than 130 countries.