Howe, Riley & Howe rang in 2016 by welcoming new leadership to the firm’s managing partner team. Lance Turgeon and Alison Perrella took over as managing partners effective January 1, 2016, replacing Peter J. Kiriakoutsos, who has managed the firm since 2006. Kiriakoutsos will continue as a principal in the firm working with clients providing tax, accounting and business consulting services in both the Manchester and Portsmouth offices.
“We’re thrilled that Alison and Lance have taken over the leadership role at Howe, Riley & Howe. We will all benefit from their years of experience, enthusiasm and commitment to our firm,” Kiriakoutsos said.
Perrella, who lives in Bedford, joined the firm as a principal in 2012 after working as a sole practitioner for more than 20 years. She became a partner in 2015 and focuses her tax practice on providing planning, transactional, and compliance services to businesses, individuals, and trusts. As a managing partner, she will focus on the firm’s marketing and community engagement efforts.
Turgeon, who lives in Northfield with his wife and three children, has been a practicing CPA since 1996 and became a partner at Howe Riley & Howe in 2008. His areas of expertise include working with nonprofit organizations, long-term care facilities, private clubs, health and welfare benefit plans, insurance trusts, and manufacturing and publishing companies. As a managing partner, he will focus on administration of the firm.
Turgeon, an avid hiker who has climbed all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000 foot mountains twice, is a New Hampshire native and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Perrella is a Manchester native who earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College. She also holds a Masters in Taxation from Bentley College and a Masters in Accounting from Northeastern University. She has served in leadership roles in the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, and has provided testimony and expertise on New Hampshire legislation affecting taxation and regulation of the CPA profession.