2016 Audit Promotions

September 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that two of our Audit Supervisors have been promoted to Audit Managers!

Brittany Wilson and Laura Bump - Promoted to Audit Managers

Brittany Wilson was born and raised in southeastern Wyoming and joined McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2011. She is licensed to practice as a CPA in Wyoming and specializes in government audits, employee benefit plan audits and student financial aid compliance audits. In 2016, Brittany was honored to be chosen as one of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce's 20 in their Twenties.


Laura Bump began her career at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP in 2009 as an intern. She joined the team full time in 2010 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with her Masters in Accounting. Laura specializes in audits and reviews of governments, not-for-profits, construction entities and employee benefits plans. She is also an active member of the Cheyenne Professional Network, a group of young professionals focused on cultivating the next generation of Cheyenne by working on projects to establish a stronger and better community for all. 

We are pleased to announce that two of our Audit Senior Associates have been promoted to Supervisor and three of our Audit Associates have been promoted to Audit Senior Associate.

Our new Audit Supervisors:

Jenna Whipple started at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP as a summer intern in 2011 and began working full time in 2012 after graduating from the University of Wyoming. Jenna specializes in audit of Institutes of Higher Education, governments and commercial entities. Jenna's favorite thing about working at MHP is "working with awesome co-workers and clients!"

Jennifer Rains joined the McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP team in January 2012, after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado. She did 3 years of tax department rotations and now works in audit and review services. Jennifer specializes in employee benefit plans and government industries.  "My favorite thing about MHP, and what keeps me coming back every morning, has always been the people.  Whether it's the internal audit team or the client, I truly enjoy working with this group of people on a daily basis."

Our new Audit Senior Associates:

Caleb Snyder joined the McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP staff in 2015 after attending the University of Wyoming and receiving his Bachelors in Accounting from Western Governor's University. He currently works in our general services department. "The work is challenging, but the PEOPLE I work with make the job AWESOME!"

Keegan Hall, another amazing graduate of the University of Wyoming, joined McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP in August 2014. He works with employee benefits, not-for-profit and government industries in the audit department and in April 2016 he received his CPA certification! Currently he is loving that it is once again football season because he loves cheering on the Broncos!

Taylor Ockinga began her career at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP as an intern in the summer of 2013 and joined full time July 2014 after receiving her Masters in Accounting from the University of Wyoming. Taylor performs audits, reviews and compilations while also helping to train new staff, when the opportunity is available. "I love working at MHP because I get to work with some of the most ambitious and driven people I have ever met.  I also have a team who supports me at all times and also helps me grow not only in my career but also personally.  I do also enjoy the challenge of public accounting."

 (Jennifer Rains, Brittany Wilson, Keegan Hall, Caleb Snyder, Taylor Ockinga, Jenna Whipple)