In recognition of outstanding expertise, relentless dedication to excellent client service, and laser focus on team development, Barnes Dennig proudly announces the addition of four new Directors to its leadership team.

“As an organization, we have seen our strongest growth these past few years and that growth is driven by this next generation of leadership,” said Barnes Dennig Managing Director Jay Rammes.  “Each of these new Directors has found a way to create their own personal brand and expertise in unique specialties so that as a firm, we can grow and serve our clients better. “

A key component of Barnes Dennig’s culture – and one of many reasons the firm is named a Top Workplace year after year – is its focus on recognizing and rewarding outstanding contributions by team members at every level – and this year’s new Directors embody that standard.

Meet the Directors

OH | KY | INBryan Gayhart, CPA, CISA, HITRUST CCSFP

Bryan earns consistently high marks for his industry knowledge and dedication to his clients, complementing professional experience with extensive technical training and education – much of which is focused on information technology and advanced accounting and auditing issues. As a member of the firm’s SOC reporting team, Bryan leads complex engagements including SOC, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other federal and local compliance standards.

His great communications skills and in-depth technical expertise provide high levels of confidence in clients and the customers of those clients, and his in-depth knowledge of lease accounting and lease accounting tools are making the adoption of detailed new lease accounting rules much smoother for companies across a range of industries.

Laura M. Hunter, CPA, MT

Laura’s in-depth knowledge of the tax code, including a Master of Taxation degree, helps her provide clients with the ideas, insights, answers, and service they need to thrive – especially in the complex world of construction industry taxation where she has unique expertise. Her deft and detailed tax strategies reduce the tax burden of clients while providing them with great peace of mind. She works with complex, multi-state companies as well as high net-worth individuals and trust taxation.

Her outstanding interpersonal skills make her a favorite with both clients and the Barnes Dennig internal team, and she’s continually committed to helping emerging professionals develop their full potential through opportunity, thoughtful guidance, and knowledge sharing.

Laura Buckreus CPA - OH | KY | INLauren A. Huster, CPA, MBA

As a key member of Barnes Dennig’s tax team with a specialization in international tax, Lauren is a master of navigating incredibly complex international tax issues, and frequently shares her knowledge through speaking engagements and the firm’s Ask the Experts video series. She’s committed to helping clients develop and implement strategies that minimize their tax burden, and her previous experience at a Big Four firm and a national pharmaceutical company give her a well-rounded worldview that is endlessly beneficial to her clients.

Lauren is part of the firm’s manufacturing client service team, which works with some of the firm’s largest and most complex clients. She has in-depth experience with both public and private companies with international operations and tirelessly shares her expertise with developing staff, paving the way for new opportunities and unlimited career growth.

Bradley J. Sack, CPA

Brad brings over two decades of public accounting experience to the firm’s audit practice and is a key leader in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. Throughout his career, Brad has worked with a diverse group of companies ranging from small to large, domestic to international, and privately-held to publicly-held companies, as well as in-depth expertise in employee benefit plans.  He has a particular area of expertise in employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), providing insights to help navigate the complexities and unique requirements related to compliance and accurate financial reporting, and easing clients’ burden with the significant challenges that come with the implementation of an ESOP.

Regularly consulting with clients on internal controls and the application of accounting principles, as well as general business matters, Brad is consistently praised for his commitment to outstanding client service. With a quiet demeanor and thoughtful approach, Brad has helped countless young professionals take the next step in their careers and celebrates their successes every step of the way.

Get in Touch

Have a question or want to have a conversation with one of our new Directors? Contact us – as always, we’re here to help.