MARQUETTE - The firm of Makela, Toutant, Hill & Nardi, P.C., recently announced several promotions.
Kara Katona, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the tax department. She graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in accounting/computer information systems. She joined the firm's tax department in 2005. Katona serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Marquette County and is a member of Marquette Noon Kiwanis and the Economic Club of Marquette County. She resides in Negaunee Township with her husband, Chris.
Jaime Houghton, CPA, CMA, CIA, has been promoted to manager in the audit department. She received her Certified Public Accountant's license in 2007 and also holds certifications as a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Jaime is originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a bachelor's degree in Managerial Accounting. She is a member of the Economic Club of Marquette County. She resides in AuTrain with her husband, Brian.
Matthew Franti, CPA, has been promoted to the position of senior auditor in the audit department. He graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He joined the firm's audit department in 2008 and received his Certified Public Accountant's license in 2010. Matt is originally from Bruce Crossing and currently resides in Marquette.