Members from CS&L CPAs receiving 2014 Small Business of the Year Award
Members from CS&L CPAs receiving the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business of the Year Award.

Five Fisher alums help firm earn recognition

Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow & Stanell, a certified public accounting firm with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, was named the 2014 “Small Business of the Year” in the 51 to 100 employee category by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Five alumni from the Fisher School of Accounting are Principals at the firm: Lisa Bristow (BSAc ’81, MAcc ’82), Jay Clarkson (BSAc ’85, MAcc ’86), Lisa Johnson (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’91), Aubrey Lynch (BSAc ’03, MAcc ’03) and Susan Thompson (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’90).

“We are honored and proud to be named the ‘Small Business of the Year.’ This award recognizes our efforts and long-standing commitment to our clients, employees and community. We are so fortunate to live and work in such a dynamic environment, and we look forward to many more years of service,” said Bob Stanell, Managing Principal of CS&L CPAs, in a press release.