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Local accounting firm Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. announces three new hires

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP, a locally owned accounting firm providing a variety of financial services, is pleased to announce three new hires.

Lauren Ciaccia has been hired as Chief Talent Officer, Patty Conklin has been hired as Government Administrative Assistant and Courtney Miller has taken on the role of Staff Accountant.

With more than 7 years of human resources experience in higher education, global technology and healthcare, Ciaccia joined the firm in 2019 as Human Resources Manager. In her new role as Chief Talent Officer, Ciaccia is responsible for the talent acquisition strategy to identify, attract and retain top talent for the firm. As part of the Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. leadership team, she will develop programs and initiatives that prioritize the employee experience and culture. She will focus on professional development and coaching to support the training, mentoring and development of employees in all four offices. Ciaccia, a resident of Rochester, is a graduate of St. John Fisher College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Business Management.

Lauren Ciaccia


In her new role, Conklin will provide administrative support for the Government Department at Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, including more than 11 years as a budget officer/finance administrator with the Town of East Bloomfield where she oversaw all aspects of the town’s finances. She studied accounting at Finger Lakes Community College. Conklin resides in East Bloomfield with her husband and their three children.

Patty Conklin

Courtney Miller

In her new role, Miller will be responsible for auditing and compliance for clients such as governmental and schools. She was previously employed as a staff accountant with Flaherty Salmin CPA where she conducted audits in the affordable housing industry. She earned an MBA from St. John Fisher College and is a resident of the town of Gates.



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