Following in a tradition of outstanding young leaders at RKL, team members Wendy Lakatosh and Chris Cassel were named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2013 “Forty Under 40” awards list. The award honors 40 young business leaders under the age of 40 for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service. The two will be honored at an event scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at the Hilton Harrisburg.
Wendy is a partner in RKL’s Audit Services Group. Wendy has extensive experience serving as a client advisor for a variety of clients, from small, private, middle-market entities to large, multi-location companies in the manufacturing, distribution and consumer product industries, as well as significant experience in auditing employee benefit plans.
A member of the RKL team since 2010, Wendy helped expand RKL’s services into the York market. In January 2013, she was admitted as a partner with the firm. Wendy has grown her practice and professional reputation through hard work, an intense focus on client service and her approachable leadership style.
Wendy is a graduate of Shippensburg University. Outside the office, she contributes her time to her community serving as the treasurer of the Pleasant View Parent-Teacher Organization; a board member of Service Coordination of South Central Pennsylvania; and a finance committee member of Guinston Presbyterian Church.
A new member of the Kuntz Lesher Capital (KLC) team, an investment advisory and financial planning subsidiary of RKL, Chris Cassel serves as vice president. Chris is responsible for serving clients’ portfolio management and retirement planning needs, as well as helping grow KLC’s client base.
Prior to joining KLC, Chris worked as a senior manager and associate financial advisor for a regional accounting and wealth management firm. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in finance. In addition to his education in finance, Christ earned several broker dealer registrations and received licensure in life, health and accident insurance, as well as fixed annuities, during college.
Chris is active in supporting his community serving a board and finance committee member with the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg and as the co-chair of the United Way of the Capital Region Bridges Society.
Learn more about Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.”