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Meyers Brothers Kalicka Announces Three High-Level Promotions

For Immediate Release – 2/21/2019


Emily White, MSA, John Veit and Brian Benson, CPA, Climb The Ladder At MBK

Holyoke, MA — Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. is proud to announce three promotions: Emily White to Senior Audit Associate; Brian Benson, CPA, to Senior Audit Associate and John Veit to Director of Marketing and Recruiting.

Emily White has been with the firm since 2016. In her new position, she plays a leading role in the Accounting and Audit department, serving commercial, pension and not-for-profit clients. She also prepares individual, partnership and corporate tax returns and reviews for commercial and healthcare entities. She believes communication is key and keeps in close contact with clients, as well as her colleagues in the firm, to keep everyone on the same page.

Emily attended Elms College, where she earned dual bachelor’s in Accounting and Marketing and a master’s in Accounting. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.


Brian Benson’s overall experience in non-profit and HUD engagements were instrumental in his promotion. As a Senior Audit Associate, Brian is in charge of completing and monitoring staff on audit and review engagements of low-income housing and not-for-profit organizations. He thrives on breaking down complex questions or situations to the fundamentals and discussing possible solutions with colleagues and clients to solve issues in a timely manner.

Brian holds bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Elms College, where he will graduate with an MBA with a concentration in Financial Planning in September 2019. He then plans to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam, which will help him better serve clients in a variety of situations. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and often volunteers with Junior Achievement and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. In his free time, he can be found reading stock market news and playing and coaching golf and tennis.


In his former position as Senior Marketing and Recruiting Associate, John had been managing the day-to-day operations of marketing and recruiting for some time. The firm decided it was time for him to take the reins in all matters related to Marketing, Recruiting and Recruiting Consulting for clients. John brings an excellent communications skillset which helps him to build consensus in the creation of new ideas. He connects dollars and sense with a creative mindset to help MBK reach both their client and recruiting audiences.

John earned his BBA from the Isenberg School of Management in 2010 with a focus in Marketing and he is a member of the Association for Accounting Marketing. When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking, running, playing music and spending time with his family. He also serves his community as a reserve police officer and as team captain for the Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer. John is a recent 40 Under Forty recipient.

“Each of these promotions are well-earned and represent a creative and contemporary approach to supporting the talent that will carry the firm forward,” says MBK Partner James W. Barrett. “Emily, Brian and John are all-in. Beyond their individual strengths and skillsets, they share a positive attitude, strong leadership qualities and a determination to get things done.”

You can reach Ms. White at 413-322-3531 or

You can reach Mr. Benson at 413-536-8510 or

You can reach Mr. Veit at 413-322-3546 or

For further information, please contact:
John Veit
Director of Marketing and Recruiting
Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.
413-322-3412 (fax)

Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. is the largest independently owned and operated CPA firm based in western Massachusetts.  The firm is a member of CPAmerica, one of the world’s largest networks of independent CPA and consulting firms.  Meyers Brothers Kalicka provides business strategy expertise, as well as tax and accounting services, to closely held businesses and high net worth individuals, with concentrations in the health care, employee benefit, real estate, construction, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors.

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