• A letter to Our Clients, Current & Prospective

     

    I was born to a blue-collar family in Akron, Ohio whose livelihood came from Modern Cleaners, a mom-and-pop dry-cleaning service founded by my grandmother and located on Portage Trail. Growing up in that small shop I was introduced to a staunch commitment to customer service, a sense of entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to hard work I carry with me to this day.

     

    After graduating from University of Akron and working at Price Waterhouse for 9 years, I took a leap undoubtedly inspired by my grandmother’s entrepreneurial spirit and left to purchase a small tax firm in the rural northwest Ohio town of Bellevue, population 8,500. A railroad hub in the heart of Midwest farmland, Bellevue provided our organization with a close-knit community driven by an ethos of family, hard work, and high integrity that mirrored my upbringing. These values have been the guiding principles in how we conduct business since 1992 and have precipitated our growth and success over the years. We strive to provide our clients with a consistently high level of service, perpetual professionalism, and an unwavering belief that one should always do what is right, even when nobody is looking. Although today our network of offices and extensive list of services provide our clients with resources stretching far from that small railroad town of Bellevue, our core values born within that community remain steadfast. We consider our employees and clients alike to be family and will always treat them as such.

     

    From our family to yours, we look forward to serving you.

     

    Glenn Cunningham, CPA

    Founder & President, Cunningham & Associates, CPAs

     

  • Our Team

    Here to serve you

    Glenn Cunningham, CPA

    Founder & President

    Glenn Cunningham is Cunningham & Associates’ founder and President. Glenn specializes in providing tax and advisory services to businesses. He founded Cunningham & Associates in 1992. Prior to founding Cunningham & Associates, Glenn served nine years with the Cleveland office of Price Waterhouse, specializing in tax and business consulting services for middle market clients. Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Akron. His professional and other affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), Voss Aerospace, Cleveland (Director), American Roll Formed Products, Painesville (Director and Chairman of the Board), Bellevue United Selective Fund (Trustee), Kraak Charitable Foundation (Trustee), Robert Birr Scholarship Foundation (Trustee).

    Tanhan Hicks, CPA

    Tax Director

    Tanhan is the Tax director for Cunningham & Associates. She joined the firm in 2004 after serving eight years with the Cleveland office of Deloitte & Touche. Her areas of concentration are tax planning for business entities including partnerships, limited liability corporations and S-corporations as well as high net worth individuals, estates and trusts. Tanhan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bowling Green State University. Her professional and other affiliations include American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (member), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), Rotary of Bellevue, Ohio (Board Member), Bellevue High School Alumni Association (Treasurer), Shop Bellevue Ohio (President), Bellevue Emerging Leaders (Treasurer) and Bellevue Recreation Department (Board Member).

    Dennis Vezzani, CPA

    Director

    Dennis joined Cunningham & Associates in August 1999 as a Director. His areas of expertise are accounting, auditing and taxation for privately-held businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. Dennis also has experience in the auditing and reporting requirements of Taft Hartley Funds and other employee benefit plan requirements. Prior to joining Cunningham & Associates, Dennis spent nineteen years as a partner with Rothschild, Meckler & Co. servicing both corporate and individual clients. Dennis also worked seven years as an audit manager for KPMG LLP where he spent considerable time auditing United Way agencies and other non-profit organizations. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Akron. Dennis' professional and other affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce (Past Trustee and Member) and Stow Jaycees and Holy Family Parish Parents Club (Past Treasurer).

    Jim Davis, CPA

    Manager

    Jim joined Cunningham and Associates as a Manager in October of 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was the chief financial officer of the law firm of Duvin, Cahn & Hutton. Among his many responsibilities were employee benefits, cash management and investments. Jim earmed a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Ohio State University. His professional affiliations include the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jim is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Center of Cleveland.

    Marianne Nagy, CPA

    Assurance Services Manager

    Marianne works for our Accounting and Audit Practice. Marianne joined Cunningham & Associates in 2011 and her areas of concentration are accounting, auditing, healthcare, not-for-profit and employee benefit plans. She also has experience with internal control audits and reporting. Prior to joining the firm, Marianne served nine years with KPMG LLP in the Cleveland and Nashville offices. Marianne earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Marianne’s professional and other affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), and Stow Woods Homeowners’ Association (treasurer).

    Susette Even, CPA

    Manager

    Susette Even, CPA is a manager for Cunningham & Associates. She joined the firm in 1998 and her areas of expertise include accounting, audit, financial reporting, and QuickBooks. She assists business clients with their daily functions and helps them gather financial data and information to make management decisions through budgeting and forecasting. She also acts as a part-time controller for small businesses. Susette graduated from Wittenberg University in 1987. Before joining the firm, she worked at Price Waterhouse for four years and was a controller for multiple businesses in the telecom and manufacturing industries. She is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and enjoys travelling, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Ann Eckleberry, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Ann Eckleberry, CPA is a senior accountant located in the Chester, West Virginia office. Ann started with Cunningham & Associates in 2008 and her areas of concentration include accounting, payroll, financial statement preparation, and tax services. Ann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairmont State University. Her affiliations include West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (member), and Chester City Park (treasurer).

    Dave Petre

    Senior Accountant

    David Petre is a senior accountant for Cunningham & Associates. Originally from North Olmstead, Ohio, he graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a bachelor’s degree in finance and has over 20 years of experience in both accounting and financial services. Dave joined our firm in early 2020 working out of our Bellevue office. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two stepchildren, playing his lifelong sport of hockey, and exploring his newfound hobby of hiking around Ohio’s beautiful State and County Parks.

    Rose Sartor

    Staff Accountant

    Rose is a staff accountant located in the Bellevue, Ohio office. Rose has been with Cunningham & Associates since it was founded in 1992 and employed by the previous owner Leon W. Maginnis since 1978. Rose’s responsibilities include general accounting and bookkeeping services, financial statement preparation, payroll services and tax services. Rose Marie is a notary public and also serves as a Trustee for the Bellevue United Selective Fund.

    Christie Watson

    Staff Accountant

    Christie is a staff accountant based primarily in our Wadsworth, Ohio office. Occasionally, you will find her in our Broadview Heights, Office. Christie joined Cunningham & Associates in July, 2006 when Cunningham & Associates purchased Collins Company, an accounting firm in Wadsworth, Ohio where she had previously worked since October, 1998. Christie works closely with our Wadsworth clients in regards to general accounting and bookkeeping services, tax services and payroll services.

    Lynsay Sumser, MBA

    Staff Accountant

    Lynsay is a staff member for our Accounting and Audit Practice. She joined the firm in October 2014 and is responsible for performing audit, review and compilation engagements, performing field work, and preparing financial statements. Lynsay earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Tiffin University in Accounting and Finance and is currently pursuing her CPA. Prior to joining Cunningham & Associates, Lynsay worked as a Commercial Loan Credit Analyst at Old Fort Banking Company, specializing in financial risk analysis and credit ratings for companies. Lynsay’s professional affiliations include Shop Bellevue Ohio, LLC (Treasurer) and Bellevue High School Alumni Association (member).

    Jared Eckleberry

    Staff Accountant

    Jared Eckleberry is a staff accountant for Cunningham & Associates working out of our Chester, West Virginia office. He specializes in individual and business income tax preparation, payroll, and bookkeeping. Jared graduated from both Fairmont State University and Mountain State University where he earned a bachelor’s degrees in both Information Systems and Accounting. Before joining the firm, he worked as a cost accountant with Aker Solutions and as an operator at Ergon, Inc. He lives in Chester with his wife and two daughters where he enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth sports teams and camping with friends and family.

    Sue Lucician

    Office Manager; Admin. Assistant

    Suzanne Lucician is the Office Manager and an Administrative Assistant located in the Broadview Heights, Ohio office. Sue joined the firm in October, 2000 and is responsible for the firm’s human resources, internal bookkeeping and assisting management, staff and clients. She has over 30 years of work experience with CPA firms having previously worked for Hausser & Taylor, LLP/American Express Tax & Business Services, Rothschild Meckler & Co. CPA’s in Beachwood, Ohio and Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co., CPA’s in Columbus, Ohio.

    Temren Hitchcock

    Office Manager; Admin. Assistant

    Temren Hitchcock is the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for the Bellevue office. She joined Cunningham & Associates in 2016 and has been providing stellar client service and streamlining our firm's workflows since then. Temren has over 20 years experience working in administrative roles for various companies. She dedicates nearly 100 hours per month to volunteer work, and when she is not volunteering or working, she enjoys boating, skiing, biking and going to breweries with her husband of 26 year.
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