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Buzz Travers Appointed Managing Director at Aaron Smith, P.C.

EAST LONGMEADOW — Aaron Smith, P.C., a certified public accounting firm serving individuals and businesses in the Pioneer Valley for more than 80 years, announced that certified public accountant Bernard “Buzz” Travers III will assume the role of managing director.

In that role, Travers will provide leadership and direction to achieve the goals of the firm. He will oversee day-to-day management and will continue to cultivate the talents of all accountants and staff at Aaron Smith.

“My goals for the firm are to continue to develop the abilities and strengths of our team. We have a solid group of people that are being groomed to become future leaders at the firm,” he said. “I believe this is a great time to be a CPA; the profession is going to be experiencing significant opportunity as Baby Boomers retire both from the profession and from businesses, thus providing opportunities for firm growth. I look forward to leading the firm into this period of development and growth.”

Travers joined the firm in 1999 as a tax specialist. He is a certified public accountant in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. His areas of expertise include corporate, individual and fiduciary income tax; state and local income and sales and use taxation; federal and state tax audits; mergers and acquisitions; estate and gift taxation; nonprofit taxes; and bankruptcy taxation. In addition, he has assisted numerous business owners in the sale and purchase of businesses.

He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley University and his juris doctor from Western New England University School of Law. He is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County Inc., past president of the Field Club of Longmeadow Inc., an officer and director of the Sportsmen’s National Land Trust Inc., and past treasurer of the Longmeadow High School hockey and lacrosse booster clubs.

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