Juneau accounting firm announces two promotions

Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC, has promoted Ashley Ahrens to senior accountant and hired staff accountant Ryan Beason. Both are Juneau-Douglas High School graduates.

Ahrens joined the firm in 2003 while still in high school. She went on to study business administration with an emphasis in accounting at the University of Alaska Southeast, graduating earlier this year.

“[She] consistently demonstrates a high level of technical proficiency and expertise in her assigned areas, and adds value to each of her assignments and client relationships through her effective and timely communications with partners, clients and staff,” ERM partner Bridget Lujan stated in a release.

Beason was recently recruited to begin his accounting career. He graduated from JDHS in 2007 and studied business administration and accounting at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. He graduated magna cum laude. ERM partner George Elgee said he enthusiastically endorses Ryan’s decision to return to Juneau.


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