Colorado Springs, Colo. – Stockman Kast Ryan + Co, LLP (SKR+CO), the largest locally-owned certified public accounting firm in Southern Colorado, is pleased to announce that Senior Tax Manager Buddy Newton was recognized as one of this year’s 40 Under Forty Honorees by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®). 

NACVA’s® 40 Under Forty program recognizes the nation’s emerging visionary leaders across all spectrums of the accounting and financial consulting professions. The honorees embody the drive, motivation and courage needed to lead the industry’s next generation.

Since joining public accounting in 2008, Buddy has risen to manager-in-charge of over 100 client relationships with a specialty practice in business valuations, expertise in the construction and auto dealership industries and a wealth of experience advising high-net-worth individuals. Buddy handles the firm’s valuation engagements, successfully demonstrating the benefits for young professionals to get involved in the valuation world and encouraging coworkers to pursue their CVA® designation.

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About Stockman Kast Ryan + Co.

Stockman Kast Ryan + Co, LLP (SKR+CO) is Southern Colorado’s largest Certified Public Accounting firm providing a variety of in-depth business services. Tax services for individuals include businesses, fiduciaries and not-for-profit organizations, audit and accounting services. SKR+CO also offers outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services – customized to clients’ needs – estate planning, small/emerging business advisory services, contract chief financial officer services, business valuations and litigation support services. SKR+CO is a member of DFK International/USA, a worldwide association of independent firms. For more information on SKR+CO visit