Vrakas/Blum announces new audit seniors

Special to The Freeman

July 28, 2014

BROOKFIELD — Vrakas/Blum S.C., an accounting and business advisory firm, said Monday that Melissa L. Karis and Paul A. Rothering have been promoted to audit seniors.

“Both Melissa and Paul have shown promising leadership skills and we felt confident it was the right time to help them take the next step in their careers” said James A. Holmes, managing shareholder and president of Vrakas/Blum.

Both Karis and Rothering were former staff accountants, according to a statement.

Karis joined the firm in September 2011, after serving as an intern in 2010. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Rothering was brought in as an intern in January 2010, and joined the professional staff in September 2011, the statement said. Rothering is also a graduate of UW-Whitewater.

Brookfield-based Vrakas/Blum is a regional mid-market accounting and consulting firm.