Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA Announces Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher McKay to Principal and Zach McKenzie to Senior.

Chris joined the firm in 2009 and has specialized in nonprofit audit, accounting and tax preparation services for closely-held or family-owned businesses and individuals. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHCPA). Working primarily out of the firm’s North Conway, New Hampshire office, Chris is involved in the local community as a board member with both the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and Granite Backcountry Alliance. He is also the President of the White Mountain Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association.

Raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, Chris graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting. Today, Chris resides in East Wakefield, New Hampshire with his wife Ashley and two children Mya and Maverick. He enjoys outdoor activities including mountain biking, backcountry skiing, hiking and running. His love for adventure carries into the skies where he enjoys flying with his private pilot’s license.

“We congratulate Chris and Zach on their achievements and continued success with Leone McDonnell and Roberts,” said Managing Partner Evan Stowell. “Chris has been with us for over ten years and is an integral piece of our success and long-range plans in the North Conway area. In line with our vision, Chris exhibits a steadfast commitment to client service and satisfaction that is easy to see with his work with a variety of clients in both tax and attest work. We are excited to see Chris expand his leadership role with the firm, particularly within his role as a member of the technology committee.”

Zach McKenzie hails from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and started his professional journey with Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA in June 2016. Working out of the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire office, Zach specializes in tax preparation of both personal and businesses as well as audits for closely-held companies and nonprofit organizations.

He is a 2016 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Zach is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHCPA) and serves as treasurer of the Wolfeboro Singletrack Alliance board.

Outside of work, Zach enjoys mountain biking, wake surfing, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends. He hopes to one day mountain bike in Achnashellach, Scotland.

Evan noted, “An early success from our internship program, Zach has been with the firm full time for over two and a half years. During this time, he has proven to be a valuable member of our team servicing clients in the lakes region and throughout New Hampshire.  Zach’s eagerness to constantly expand his knowledge and willingness to take on new challenges has led to his rapid advancement with Leone, McDonnell & Roberts.  We look forward to Zach’s continued advancement within the firm.”