Twenty accountants from Newport News, Va.-based Witt Mares have been named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Super CPA list.

The magazine partnered with the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants to highlight the state’s top CPAs for their contributions to the CPA profession.

An official ballot was sent to more than 7,000 CPAs asking them to identify the names of peers they considered to be the best at their craft. After the ballots were counted, 270 winners were selected in 12 categories and were highlighted in a special “Super CPAs” report in the magazine’s November issue.


The winning CPAs are:

         Edward T. Blair, CPA, Small Business Consulting

•        Thomas R. Brooks, CPA, Assurance Services

•        David E. Bush, CPA, CFP, PFS, Personal Financial Planning

•        Michael S. Haigh, J.D., LL.M., CPA , Estate Planning and Trusts

•        Darrell W. Harris, CPA, Financial Managers, CFOs, and Controllers

•        Thomas B. Healy, CPA, Employee Benefits

•        Denver F. Hicks, Jr., CPA, Government/Non-profit

•        Anna M. Hunter, CPA, CPC, QPA, Employee Benefits

•        Harvey L. Johnson, CPA, Young CPAs (Under 35)

•        Kristen M. Lavender, CPA, Estate Planning and Trusts

•        Maria B. Marston, CPA, CIT, Assurance Services

•        John M. Murray, CPA, Corporate Tax

•        Nancy S. Nunn, CPA/ABV, Business Valuation/Litigation

•        James V. Poti, CPA, Employee Benefits

•        Richard G. Smith, CPA/ABV, Business Valuation/Litigation

•        Michael P. Straus, CPA, Individual Tax

•        Melissa H. Tucker, CPA, Individual Tax

•        Jackie H. White, CPA, Assurance Services

•        Brian Windley, CPA, Government/Non-profit

•        Joanne R. Wolfley, CPA, Small Business Consulting

To view the complete list of winners go to www.virginiabusiness.com.