WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- W. Aaron Hawthorne was promoted to Managing Director in the Washington, D.C. office of WTAS after seven years of service with the Private Client Services Practice. Hawthorne has over 15 years of experience in the tax industry. His primary areas of expertise include family wealth planning as well as cross-border compliance and planning. Before joining WTAS, he spent five years in the personal financial services group of an international professional services firm in the Washington, D.C. region. He also practiced law for over three years with a mid-size law firm in Savannah, Georgia.
"WTAS values strong professionals who are personally dedicated to their career and market space. Aaron has outstanding technical skills; he delves deeply into matters and always achieves thorough and well-presented solutions," said David Bradt, the Washington, D.C. Office Managing Director.
Hawthorne has lectured at ABA tax conferences and has many contacts in the legal community. Aaron was the previous Editor of the State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Section's Newsletter. He is currently active with many volunteer organizations including the Fairfax County Foster Care Parent's Association.
"Aaron's experience, capabilities and dedication to his clients have significantly contributed to the growth and success of the Private Client Services Practice in the Washington, D.C. market," added Bradt.
In addition to Hawthorne, Mary McCormick, who accumulated over eight years of experience in the WTAS Investment Consulting Practice has been promoted to Director. McCormick has significant experience in investment consulting services for high net worth individuals, families, trusts and foundations.
"Mary is an effective leader in the discussion of portfolio performance and attributes with her clients. She has trained and managed a number of people during her time at the Firm and developed each into a competent contributor in the practice," commented Bradt.
The Washington, D.C. office of WTAS, located in McLean, Virginia announced a total of four promotions. Other promotions include Manager John "J" Bartlett and Senior Associate Jamison Thiel.
Firmwide, WTAS promoted a total of 51 employees this January including four Managing Directors, 12 Directors, 6 Sr. Managers, 13 Managers and 16 Sr. Associates.
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WTAS LLC is one of the largest independent tax firms in the United States, providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services to individual and corporate clients across the country. The firm is comprised of over 500 personnel located in fourteen major cities and encompasses top advisors with previous experience in the international accounting firms, law firms, IRS, and state taxing authorities. Many of our advisors hold multiple professional credentials and have depth in a wide range of capabilities allowing us to provide clients with comprehensive, integrated solutions.
WTAS has offices serving Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Greenwich, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach.