PBMares Welcomes Two New Partners

Benjamin “Bo” Garner

Newport News, Va.-based PBMares (FY17 net revenue of $40.7 million), an IPA 100 firm, has admitted two new partners.

Benjamin “Bo” Garner is based in the Newport News office, and Edward Yoder works from the Harrisonburg, Va., office.

“Both Bo and Ed have exemplified leadership throughout the firm for many years,” says Alan Witt, CEO. “In addition to their commitment to strengthening our practice, they are both committed to strengthening our profession. Their efforts to mentor aspiring young professionals is an example for others to follow.”

Edward Yoder

Garner has more than 11 years of public accounting experience and is the youngest to be named partner at PBMares. He started as an intern in 2007 and now leads the firm’s not-for-profit team and chairs the firm’s Innovation Council.

In addition to serving clients, Garner shares thought leadership as a guest columnist for GuideStar, Virginia Business and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (VSCPA) Disclosures. He is an active member of the VSCPA and the AICPA, and has won many awards. As an advocate for the profession, he mentors college students on careers in public accounting and their transition into the workforce.

Yoder joined PBMares in 2005 and has 20 years of public accounting experience. He serves a variety of closely held businesses, not-for-profit entities and consolidated corporate entities with multi-state filings. Yoder has delivered a variety of seminars and published articles for the firm. Most recently, he presented on the Tax Cut & Jobs Act covering the complexities of the new law and its implications to both individuals and businesses.