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Ellin & Tucker Kicks Off 2023 with Three Exciting Leadership Promotions

Jessica Lopez Carly Johnson Rich Toomey in the Ellin & Tucker office lobby. Jessica Lopez Carly Johnson Rich Toomey in the Ellin & Tucker office lobby.

We are thrilled to announce that 2023 is arriving with much celebration for three of our outstanding professionals.  Jessica Lopez, Rich Toomey, and Carly Johnson have all been promoted to principal at Ellin & Tucker.

Jessica Lopez joined the Ellin & Tucker tax team in 2015 and has become an integral part of the practice, serving as the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) expert. In this role, she provides insights to clients across multiple industries, while navigating specific state and local tax requirements.

One of the things about the new role that Jessica is most excited about is the opportunity to mentor others. “The leaders in the tax department have always made me feel comfortable, and been willing to listen, whether I am coming to them with tax questions or just want to catch up. Now as a principal, I get to provide the same insight and support for the next generation of Ellin & Tucker professionals.”

Jessica resides in Baltimore County with her family and enjoys reading and playing the French horn in her spare time.

Another valuable member of the Ellin & Tucker tax team being promoted to principal is Rich Toomey, who joined the firm in 2016. Rich offers an exceptionally high level of expertise and in-depth industry knowledge suited for several of the firm’s most influential privately held business and private wealth clients. He has progressed as a natural leader within the tax department, providing excellent client service and serving as a knowledgeable resource for his clients, peers, and colleagues.

Rich believes that the firm’s support and encouragement were key factors in him reaching this career milestone. “Ellin & Tucker has been a constant source of support for me. I’m grateful for all the opportunities they have given me over the years that have helped me grow professionally. Even today as a member of the leadership team, they continue to cheer me on and encourage me to pursue both my personal and professional goals.”

Though he’s a Massachusetts native, Rich lives with his family in Philadelphia. Staying true to his New England roots, Rich is a dedicated follower of every Boston sports team!

Carly Johnson has spent the entirety of her professional career with Ellin & Tucker, joining the firm’s audit and accounting practice in 2011. She provides services to various privately held businesses, but her primary focus is clients in the not-for-profit industry, specifically independent schools. Her advancement and success in the firm’s audit and accounting department over the past decade is a testament to the relationships she has nurtured and built with the firm’s clients.

Carly is proud to continue to grow with the firm and the accounting industry. “It is such an exciting time to be at Ellin & Tucker and a part of public accounting. I look forward to seeing where the firm moves in the next few years. The accounting industry is evolving, and I am eager to see more people get a seat at the table.”

Carly resides in Anne Arundel County with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending her free time reading, cycling, or volunteering for local not-for-profits.

We are proud of Carly, Jessica, and Rich, and look forward to watching them grow as leaders with the firm in 2023 and for many years to come. Congrats to all!

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