Local accounting firm Sink, Gordon & Associates LLP (SGA) announces the addition of three new partners: Courtney Ellis, Tammy Pachta and Robert Sumners.
The new partners excelled as senior managers at the firm, including technical aspects and productivity. All three graduated from Kansas State University and are active in professional and community organizations.
New partners, in alphabetical order:
- Courtney Ellis, CPA. Ellis joined the firm in 2011 and specializes in business tax return preparation, planning and consulting. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later earned her CPA. In addition to her career, Ellis serves as treasurer of Shepherd’s Crossing in Manhattan.
- Tammy Pachta, EA. Pachta began working at SGA in 1990 and primarily focuses on taxation and accounting for small businesses. She earned a degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1987. Currently, she is a member of the National Society of Accountants and serves on the board of the Public Accountants Association of Kansas (PAAK). From 2017-2018, she was the president of PAAK. Beyond her professional commitments, Pachta is on the Parish Council at Seven Dolors Catholic Church and has held leadership roles with the Riley County 4-H Foundation and the Wildcat 4-H Club.
- Robert Sumners. Sumners joined SGA in 2009, and as the director of information technology, he is responsible for information technology management, IT consulting, IT support and troubleshooting and network security. He has 15 years of experience in the IT field and specializes in Windows Server Administration, small business network management and IT security. Sumners graduated from the Kansas State University College of Business in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree in 2011. Sumners is a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Flush Knights of Columbus.
Left to right: Courtney Ellis, Tammy Pachta, and Robert Sumners.