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Mark Stevens, CPA

mstevens@pestafinnie.com

Mark Stevens, CPA, is a 1993 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in accounting. He also received his MBA degree with an emphasis in accounting from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business.

Mark started his career with Ernst & Young prior to joining PFA in 1994. Mark works extensively with clients in the real estate industry and is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker. In addition to tax work, Mark also handles any real estate brokerage transactions for the firm's affiliated brokerage company, PFS Properties, LLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served as the treasurer for the Charlotte chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and as a member of the Charlotte Certified Development Corporation. Mark is married to Kelly and has two children.

NC CPA License #23310

Lucy Nizinski, CPA

lnizinski@pestafinnie.com

Lucy Nizinski, CPA, began her career with Pesta, Finnie & Associates, L.L.P. in 1994. Lucy is a 1993 graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy. She also earned her Master of Taxation degree from the University of South Carolina's Darla School of Business in 1994.

Lucy works extensively with clients in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as those in manufacturing, restaurant, and service businesses. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is very actively involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lucy is married to Eric and has two children.

NC CPA License #24171

James M. McMahon, CPA

jmcmahon@pestafinnie.com

James M. McMahon, CPA, joined the firm as a director in 2006. Jim earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, graduating cum-laude in 1984. Jim spent eight years in Arthur Andersen's Chicago Enterprise Group - closely held business practice and Personal Financial Planning practice. Jim moved to Charlotte in 1997, joining KPMG's Personal Financial Planning practice. Prior to joining PFA, Jim was the Tax Managing Director for KPMG's Private Client Services practice in the Carolinas.

Jim serves closely-held business and individual clients in both the U.S. and internationally. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Jim serves on the Cabinet of Professional Advisors at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Jim is married to his wife of 31 years, Diane, and they have five children.

NC CPA License #26545

Tonya G. Steele, CPA

tsteele@pestafinnie.com

Tonya G. Steele, CPA, joined the firm in 2006 and is a 1993 graduate of University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, major accounting. Prior to joining PFA, Tonya was a tax manager for KPMG's Private Client Services practice in the Carolinas.

Tonya serves closely-held business and individual clients in both the U.S. and internationally. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Tonya has also served as a parent leader/volunteer for the Cornelius Chess Club. She is married to Richard Earle Steele and has one son, Seth.

NC CPA License #29006