Danielle J. Gallo, CPA

Senior Manager

Danielle is a Senior Manager based in our Bethesda, MD office. With over 25 years of experience, she provides a variety of tax services to corporations, trusts, partnerships and high net worth individual including income tax planning, tax return preparation, review, assistance with foreign tax issues and IRS correspondence and representation. She is also involved in compilation engagements.

Prior to joining the firm,  Danielle  served as the  controller for a large  established physician group  where she  maintained  the company’s general ledger, prepared  quarterly consolidated statements, prepared related party partnership and joint venture tax returns and  FTE reports.  In addition, she was responsible for supervising payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and maintained vendor relations. Prior to her controllership position, Danielle also spent five years working for a public accounting firm in the District of Columbia, where she focused predominately on tax return review.

Danielle obtained her Bachelors of Accounting from Catholic University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of the International Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Women in the Profession, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), and holds a CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant, designation.

Tessa Lucero-Bennett, CPA, MBA

Senior Manager

Tessa is a Senior Manager at Ryan and Wetmore. Tessa has over 20 years of experience serving and advising businesses in all phases of the organizational life cycle.  Her experiences range from traditional accounting and tax services to complex consulting services, including business planning, financial budgets and projections, benchmarking and financial trends, M&A support and analytics,  internal controls assessment, development of best business practices, and financial training for top management levels.  Tessa has led corporate accounting and regional internal audit departments for large international and U.S. publicly traded companies in the homebuilding and manufacturing industries. Her industry expertise includes government contracting, construction, technology, and employee benefit plans.

Tessa has served as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, teaching financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting to undergraduate students. She earned an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a B.S. degree in biological sciences from Purdue University.  She worked in the biotechnology industry for 10 years prior to her career as a CPA.  Tessa also serves on the Accounting Advisory Council at George Washington University’s School of Business.

Carrie Karn, CPA

Senior Manager

Carrie joined Ryan & Wetmore in 2019 as a Senior Manager in the Frederick office. She has been in public accounting for 15 years, serving clients in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas. She has extensive experience with business income tax returns and financial statement audits. Carrie is a member of the Maryland Association of CPAs and AICPA.  Originally from Pennsylvania, she now lives in Frederick with her husband and her cat, Belle. In addition to spending time with her family, Carrie loves traveling, boating, and hiking. Carrie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grove City College.

Bethany Banks, CPA

Senior Manager

Bethany Banks is a Manager at Ryan & Wetmore and is based out of our Vienna office. Bethany focuses on providing tax services for individuals, corporations, and partnerships particularly related to foreign compliance and trust taxation. With the firm since 2009, she has become an expert in offshore voluntary compliance and assisting taxpayers with foreign asset and entity reporting requirements.

Bethany obtained a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Messiah College. She is an active member of the American Institute of CPA’s – Tax Practice Section and the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s. Bethany is also on the Women’s Leadership Committee with the GWSCPA and is a graduate of the Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program.

Jason Dudas, CPA

Senior Manager

Jason is a Manager in our Vienna, VA office. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has worked closely with clients on tax, audit and accounting issues. Jason has become an expert in construction accounting and is a member of the Real Estate and Construction CPA’s. He also has experience with research and development credits, and tangible property regulations.

Jason obtained his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Grove City College, in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2017 he was also selected as a rising leader in the accounting profession by the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s.

Chloe Parker, CPA, MBA

Manager

Chloe Parker is a Manager at Ryan & Wetmore. Since joining the firm in 2011, Chloe has specialized in working with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and accurately account for their transactions. Chloe leads the assurance team at Ryan & Wetmore and works closely with clients in the construction, manufacturing, and professional services industries. Active in the community, Chloe serves as the chairperson of the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Young and Emerging Accounting sections and recently received a leadership award for her work.

Chloe obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grove City College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

Eric Ingis, CPA

Manager

Eric Ingis is a Manager at Ryan and Wetmore, PC. With the firm since 2014, Eric has become an integral part of the firm’s tax team. Eric focuses on providing various tax advisory services for high net worth individuals, corporations and partnerships as well as providing state and local tax (SALT) advisory services to businesses of all sizes in order to mitigate risk, identify tax savings opportunities and remain in compliance with various state and local laws. These SALT services include individuals who have a Schedule K-1(s) from pass-through entities operating in several states, as well as businesses that have operations that require a multi-state presence. Eric earned a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Vermont and a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Delaware.

Lori Kubic, CPA

Manager

Lori Kubic is a Manager with Ryan & Wetmore. Since joining the firm in December of 2012, Lori has focused on outsourced accounting services. Lori obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from Tri-State University and a B.S. in Accounting from Shepherd University.  Prior to joining Ryan and Wetmore, Lori worked in the insurance industry in an actuarial capacity for 8 years prior to her career as a CPA and in the construction industry for 10 years subsequent to earning her CPA designation.

Zachary Ficklin, MA

Senior Finance Consultant

Zach Ficklin holds the position of Senior Finance Consultant at Ryan & Wetmore, P.C. He primarily works with clients on business consulting, finance, budgeting, scenario modeling optimization, mergers and acquisitions, federal contracting, and various other analytical industry-specific solutions. Zach earned his M.A. degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. He has previously served as a research assistant at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worked as an economics teaching assistant at JHU, and completed independent research projects with university faculty focusing on topics in macroeconomics and transportation.