Packer Thomas Announces 2023 Promotions 10.2.2023

Packer Thomas Promotions


Canfield, Ohio – October 2, 2023 – Packer Thomas a trusted and respected CPA firm with locations in Canfield, Ohio and New Castle, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the promotion of four outstanding individuals within the organization. As part of their commitment to excellence and in celebration of their 100th year in business, Packer Thomas is proud to recognize these talented professionals for their dedication and contributions to the firm’s continued success.


  1. David Dugan, CPA, MBA – Senior Manager: David is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of experience to Packer Thomas. David first joined the firm in 2017 through the acquisition of Anness, Gerlach & Williams. Since joining Packer Thomas, David has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a deep understanding of complex tax matters and a commitment to providing the highest level of service to clients.
  2. J.C. Willison, CPA – Senior Manager: J.C. is another accomplished individual who also joined Packer Thomas through the acquisition of Anness, Gerlach & Williams in 2017. His dedication to excellence and his ability to lead complex projects have been instrumental in the firm’s growth and success. J.C. is known for his strong analytical skills and a client-centric approach that has solidified the firm’s reputation as a trusted advisor in the industry.
  3. Jacob Bower, MBA – Senior Accountant: Jacob is a valued member of the Packer Thomas team, having initially joined the firm as a tax season intern in 2021. Since then, Jacob has consistently displayed a remarkable work ethic and a deep commitment to professional growth. His promotion to Senior Accountant reflects his dedication to delivering exceptional service and his contributions to the firm’s continued success.
  4. Bridget Marsh – Administrative Supervisor: Bridget is a valued member of the Packer Thomas team, having joined the firm in 2019. Bridget has been instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of the firm’s administrative functions. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and leadership abilities have been key factors in the firm’s ability to provide top-notch client service.


Packer Thomas takes pride in recognizing and nurturing talent within the organization and is thrilled to witness the growth and development of these individuals. Their promotions reflect not only their individual accomplishments but also the firm’s commitment to providing opportunities for advancement to its dedicated team members.

As Packer Thomas celebrates its 100th year in business, it remains committed to its core values of integrity, professionalism, and client service. The firm’s dedication to fostering a positive work environment has earned it a place in the prestigious 2023 Accounting Today Best Firms to Work For list.

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About Packer Thomas

For 100 years, Packer Thomas has served generations of business owners, families, and others with tax, auditing, accounting, information technology, and consulting services. Through profound client involvement and matchless expertise, we have built generations of trust, loyalty, and mutual success. Ask what our 100 years of experience can do for you.

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Richard Schafer
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