KTLLP has announced a change in management. Denise Webster, CPA, PFS, steps down as Managing Partner of the firm on Jan. 1, 2022, and will return to a client service role. Starting in 2022 the firm will be managed by Nina Braun, CPA, CFE, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jackie Maguire, CPA, as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Steve Schacht, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Denise served as Managing Partner for ten years. In that span the firm nearly doubled in revenue. As the firm’s first female Managing Partner, Denise was responsible for guiding the overall strategic direction of the firm as well as managing its daily activities. Due to Denise’s keen vision the firm has had tremendous growth over the last decade even in the midst of constant changing technology, tax reform, new legislation, virtual client meetings, and pandemic relief.

Denise has numerous achievements both in the industry and in the community over her tenure including being selected as one of the Top Ten Fabulous Women in the Black Hills in 2013 by Black Hills Woman magazine. She was featured in the Black Hills Lifestyle magazine in 2016 and was recipient of the Athena award from the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce that same year.

“As we celebrate KT’s 85th anniversary this year we are thankful for our longevity… and that is directly in part due to the dedication and strategic vision of our firm leaders like Denise Webster. We can’t thank her enough for her contribution to the firm and getting us to this next level,” said Nina.

Webster will continue at KTLLP as a partner focused on assisting clients in the tax planning and preparation, estates, gifts, and trusts.  She is excited to return to her roots.