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NEWS RELEASE: MarksNelson Tax Manager Honored As KC Business Rising Star

Sarah Schiltz Selected From 110 Nominees For Kansas City Business Magazine’s Rising Star Award in 2015

Kansas City accounting firm MarksNelson LLC is pleased to announce that tax manager Sarah Schiltz, CPA, MSA, has received Kansas City Business magazine’s Rising Star Award for 2015. Schiltz was selected out of 110 total applicants and will accept the award during a Feb. 5 ceremony at the Vox Theatre in Kansas City, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

“Sarah is a well-rounded professional and is establishing herself as a leader in our firm,” said Mark Radetic, MarksNelson Managing Member. “She does a great job utilizing her client service and networking skills to grow our business, while also demonstrating leadership through her involvement with many community organizations, showing her commitment to making our community a better place.”

In October, Schiltz was named to the 2014 class of emerging leaders by Wolters Kluwer, CCH, a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. She was one of 20 tax and accounting professionals from across the nation who earned the opportunity.

“I am honored to be selected for the Rising Star Award,” Schiltz said. “It is a great opportunity to be included among a list of inspiring members of the Kansas City business community and I am grateful to represent MarksNelson.”

Schiltz specializes in consulting, tax and accounting services for real estate, health care and high net worth clients. She graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College with degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management. She earned her Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Schiltz serves as President of the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City and is a member of the AICPA and the Kansas and Missouri Board of Certified Public Accountants.

“We believe Sarah has a strong future at MarksNelson,” said Larry Vohland, Senior Member at MarksNelson. “We are proud to work alongside her as we continue to grow the firm.”

MarksNelson has long been recognized as one of Kansas City’s Top 10 accounting firms. Mark Radetic was recently named one of the top managing partners in the nation, the 2014 MP Elite, by Accounting Today, and the firm also recently received national recognition for its high percentage of women partners and owners by the Accounting MOVE Project.

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