Blue & Co. Announces New Directors-in-Charge

Larry King

Larry King

Carmel, Ind.-based Blue & Co. (FY16 net revenue of $77.5 million) announced that Larry King has been appointed to succeed Steve Sheridan as the Columbus, Ohio office director-in-charge, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Kurt Beier has been appointed to succeed Bob Abel as the Carmel Office director-in-charge, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

King began his career at Blue & Co. in September 1994 as a staff accountant in the audit department of the Carmel office. He transitioned to the firm’s Indianapolis office and the health care practice in 1999, before moving to the Columbus office in 2004. He was promoted to director in Jan. 2013. He currently leads the audit and attestation services in the Columbus office and he has served on multiple internal committees.

Kurt Beier

Kurt Beier

Sheridan has lead the Columbus office since 2015 and has influenced significant office growth in that time. He will be retiring as of Dec. 31, 2018 and will assist in transitioning the responsibilities of director-in-charge to King throughout the coming year.

Beier joined Blue & Co. in 2002 as an intern, while completing his degree at Butler University in Indianapolis. He was promoted to director in Jan. 2016 and has played a pivotal role with key construction and not-for-profit clients while also transitioning to lead the manufacturing/distribution niche in Carmel. He is also an active participant on the firm’s manufacturing committee, charged with further developing the thriving niche across the firm.

Abel will transition to director emeritus next year and will continue to work full-time, serving clients while leveraging his considerable experience and expertise to support the growth and development of the Carmel office.