RKL LLP today announced that Ryan P. Hurst, ASA, and Ruthann J. Woll, CPA, have been admitted to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Hurst was named a partner in RKL’s Business Consulting Services Group and Woll is the firm’s newest partner in its Tax Services Group.
“We’re proud to introduce Ryan Hurst and Ruthann Woll as RKL’s newest partners,” said RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne. “These two professionals are well-respected in their fields of expertise, trusted by their clients and colleagues and focused on positioning businesses and organizations for real, sustained growth.”
Since joining RKL in 2017, Hurst has been instrumental in expanding RKL’s suite of advisory services to support a wider range of organizations through business transactions and ownership transitions. He taps into deep expertise in business valuation, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions to advise clients on buying and selling companies, constructing employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and evaluating their strategic alternatives. Hurst leads RKL’s Transaction Advisory Services practice.
Hurst is actively involved with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors and also serves the Berks County Estate Planning Council as Board Member and Secretary. He is a member of the Greater Reading Young Professionals and the GFN Philly professional networking organization. Hurst sits on the Board of the Reading Symphony Orchestra and also serves as the organization’s Treasurer. Hurst was also recently acknowledged as one of the Reading Eagle’s 40 Under 40 award recipients.
An Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Hurst earned his B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from Shippensburg University. Hurst resides in Sinking Spring.
Woll oversees RKL’s individual tax planning and compliance efforts and leads the firm’s nonprofit tax niche. Throughout her more than two decades of tax accounting experience, Woll has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to organizations and individual taxpayers. Her expertise in these areas has been critical to RKL’s efforts to help clients adapt to the new tax reform landscape. Woll is an in-demand presenter on individual and nonprofit tax topics for client board and committee members, professional associations and industry organizations.
Woll is an engaged member of the Berks County community, serving a number of organizations through volunteerism or board membership, including Relay for Life of Western Berks, the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce’s W2W planning committee and the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program at Alvernia University. She is a Leadership Berks at Alvernia University graduate, a member of its Alumni Council and chair of the organization’s Placement Fair.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Woll earned a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration from Ursinus College. She resides in Bernville.
RKL LLP is a leading professional services firm with offices located in Pennsylvania and beyond. More than 450 team members strong, RKL taps into a wide range of services – tax, accounting, data analytics, performance improvement, risk mitigation, human capital management, cybersecurity and more – to deliver solutions that prepare businesses and organizations for real, sustained growth. RKL is ranked 64th on Accounting Today’s “2018 Top 100 Firms” and 5th among large companies on the 2018 Best Places to Work in PA. Learn more at rklcpa.com.