BRC Announces Strategic Growth in the Raleigh Market 

Press Release: BRC Announces Strategic Growth in the Raleigh Market 

For Release: September 12, 2023 

Contact: Lory Kelley, Managing Partner, 336.232.4432, 

Bernard Robinson & Co. (BRC), a leading CPA and Advisory firm, is pleased to announce a strategic position within BRC’s Raleigh office as the firm continues to build and expand on its professional talent. 

Holly Mitchell has joined BRC as an Assurance Principal in our Raleigh, North Carolina office. 

Holly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 18 years of experience performing assurance services and technical accounting consulting for a national CPA firm. Holly’s expertise includes managing audits of small and large privately owned companies within a variety of industries, primarily in business services (consulting, engineering, & labor), SaaS, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and technology with annual revenues ranging from $5 million to $500 million.  

In addition, Holly has significant experience in performing audits of Employee Benefit Plans and served as the Raleigh practice leader for over 10 years at her previous national CPA Firm.  She has expertise with all types of plans including defined contribution (401k), defined benefit, and ESOP plans. 

Holly will be instrumental in delivering our brand promise and client experience while enabling BRC to expand our expertise further. 

Holly commented, “I am excited to join the BRC family. I am looking forward to being a part of BRC’s growth strategy that is focused on delivering quality services that best fits the needs of their clients.” 

“We are excited to have Holly join our BRC Family. The Raleigh Market and its surrounding area continues to experience tremendous growth and Holly will enable BRC to be strategically positioned to meet this growth since she brings such a wealth of knowledge and expertise across various industry niches,” added Kim Ripberger, BRC’s Chief People Officer.

BRC would like to express its gratitude to its valued clients, partners, and stakeholders for their unwavering support in building this strong foundation as a leader in the accounting industry. 


BRC is a Certified Public Accountant and Advisory Firm with business advisors serving today’s leading middle market companies, private companies, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and government entities. For more than 75 years, BRC has served several key industry sectors with dedicated teams and with clients nationwide. In business since 1947, the Firm has an excellent reputation as an employer and is currently listed as one of 2023 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today.   


Lory H. Kelley Managing Partner, Tax Partner, CPA

Lory is BRC’s Managing Partner with more than 21 years of experience in public accounting serving clients and in firm leadership roles.  She has experience working in many industries, including residential and commercial real estate and general and specialty contractors.  She applies her knowledge and practical ideas to meet the needs of firm clients […]