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Five Honored for “Bridging the Gap” at Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit

Kansas City, MO – August 10, 2021 Three individuals and one CPA firm took home “Bridging the Gap” awards after being honored on August 10 by Boomer Consulting, Inc. during the 2021 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. These awards honor firms and individuals within the accounting profession that excel in aligning technology and firm management.

Alaina Gump and Adam Wolfe, Wilson Toellner CPA

Alaina Hump and Adam Wolfe, Partners at Wilson Toellner CPA, were presented with the 2021 Bridging the Gap Innovative Project Award. This award is presented to a firm that is constantly striving to innovate — not only to bring their firm forward but also to bring the profession as a whole forward.

Gump and Wolfe implemented a detailed client onboarding process for their Client Accounting Services practice that really vets clients to ensure they’re ones the firm should be working with. They also appointed a specific team member to onboard new clients to ensure consistency.

Wilson Toellner CPA is dedicated to implementing strategies that enhance the well-being of their people and the clients they serve. The firm has offices in Sedalia, Marshall and Lake Ozark, Missouri and can be found on the web at

Courtney Edwards and Chris Gilligan, Bennett Thrasher

Courtney Edwards, IT Director at Bennett Thrasher, and Chris Gilligan, Director of Information Technology at Bennett Thrasher, were presented with the 2021 Bridging the Gap Outstanding Technology Leadership Award.

Edwards and Gilligan do a terrific job of leading their firm from both a technical and management point of view. Between the two of them, they have over a decade of expertise and take a cohesive approach to the firm’s technology needs. They are constantly striving to bridge the gap between IT and firm management to drive their firm and the profession forward.

For over four decades, Bennett Thrasher LLP has provided clients with strategic business guidance and solutions. Bennett Thrasher is a Top 100 firm located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Henry Silva, CPA, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at KLR, accepted the 2021 Bridging the Gap Contributor of the Year award. Silva tackled a year filled with unprecedented challenges head-on. He is always looking at how to do things differently, innovate and challenge others. His peers say he is open, honest and always giving as much as possible to the Boomer Technology Circle community. This includes new ideas, feedback on overcoming an obstacle, or just his overall thought leadership and insight.

KLR is a New England Regional public accounting firm that is ranked among the Top 100 firms in the U.S. With offices in Boston, Lausanne, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, and Waltham, Massachusetts, their 250+ team provides assurance, tax, and business advisory services to private and publicly-held companies throughout the U.S. and abroad.

“These awards honor leaders in the accounting profession who have the foresight to link firm management and technology,” said Sandra Wiley, President of Boomer Consulting, Inc. “It’s an honor to be able to recognize some of the brightest and most influential people in accounting.”

The winners were chosen from nominations submitted by around 100 eligible firms that are members of the Boomer Technology Circles™.

About Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Boomer Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services to hundreds of the highest performing CPA firms. Their unique and powerful solutions target five areas critical to a firm’s success: Leadership, Talent, Technology, Process and Growth. For more information, visit


Contact: Heather Robinson Boomer Consulting, Inc. Phone: 785-537-2358


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