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Ed Jenkins, CPA, CGMA

Managing Member
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Ed is a seasoned business executive and educator with a deep educational background in taxation. He holds a Master of Taxation degree from Villanova University’s School of Law (Joint LLM Program), an MBA in both International Business and Accounting, and a B.S. in Economics (International). His B.S. and M.B.A. degrees were completed at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), licensed in Pennsylvania, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”).

Ed served three of the Big 4 CPA firms, at the Senior Manager level in Auditing and at the Senior Manager level in Tax Consulting. He also served other regional CPA firms, served a NYSE listed company as Corporate Controller and another NYSE multinational company as Tax Manager. He has substantial global mergers and acquisitions experience.

Ed believes service to the accounting profession is an important aspect of developing networks to help serve clients. Ed has served the profession in a variety of roles. He serves the Editorial Board (Past Chair) of a quarterly professional journal published by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“PICPA”) entitled The CPA Journal. He also serves the PICPA Federal Tax Committee (Past Chair) and Ed has represented PICPA to the IRS as the IRS Stakeholder Liaison. Ed has also served as a member of PICPA Board of Directors.

His service to the profession includes American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) Tax and Personal Financial Planning Division memberships. He served the AICPA International Tax Technical Resource Panel for five years; providing advice to AICPA members, Treasury and Congress on international tax matters. Ed also serves the AICPA as a member of its governing council, AICPA Council. Ed has testified before the PA Stimulus Oversight Commission. 

Ed currently serves the students of The Pennsylvania State University as a Professor of Practice in accounting, teaching graduate and undergraduate tax courses.

As a dedicated bicyclist you can see Ed bicycling throughout Centre County or catch him at Centre Bike events.

Darlene Jenkins, MBA

Firm Administrator
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Darlene is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur. Her education includes an M.B.A., emphasizing Information Systems, and a B. S. in Housing and Food Services. Both of her degrees were completed at The Pennsylvania State University. She has also completed post-graduate work in Computer Science and Accounting; completing sufficent accounting courses to become a CPA.

Her experience is diverse, from managing restaurants and collegiate dining facilties to managing information systems at a multinational manufacturing company and providing information system consulting services. She was also President of Forge Hardware, Inc.; opening a retail hardware store and building that business from zero sales to one-half million dollars of sales per year before successfully selling that profitable business.  

An avid runner, you can see Darlene from time to time at races like the Turkey Trot, the Black Mo 10K and Arts Festival Run.