Costanzo & Associates, PLLC
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Main Office

  • 1341 National Road
  • P.O. Box 2050
  • Wheeling, WV 26003-0251
  • Main Number: (304) 242-4400
  • Fax: (304) 242-1989
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Louis J. Costanzo, III, CPA, MBA, PFS, CGMA, CFP®

Owner
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Louis J. Costanzo III, CPA, MBA, PFS, CGMA, CFP®, is the manager of Costanzo & Associates, PLLC, and is licensed to practice in the States of Ohio and West Virginia. Lou has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from Marshall University. In addition, he has a Masters degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Xavier University.

Lou was employed by Coopers and Lybrand in Columbus, OH, for 7 years prior to starting his own firm in Wheeling, WV in 1976. Lou is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania Societies of CPAs.

Lou serves on the West Virginia Board of Accountancy and served as President of the West Virginia Society of CPA'S for the 2003-04 year. He is a prior member of the council of the AICPA. He has served as a member of the Tri-State Tax Institute, and is a past president of the Estate Planning Council of the Upper Ohio Valley. Lou has a West Virginia Insurance License, Series 7 Securities License and Series 66 Securities License and is a member of the AICPA Certified Forensic and Valuation Services division. In addition, Lou has served as a speaker at numerous seminars regarding accounting, tax and valuation issues, has taught courses at local colleges, and has written articles for professional journals.

 

Michael D. Costanzo, CPA, CGMA

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Michael D. Costanzo, CPA, CGMA graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May 1995 and joined the firm shortly thereafter.

Mike is experienced in individual, partnership, and corporate taxation areas. He is significantly involved with the firm’s audit and tax practice. He is also experienced with individual and business tax planning, business consulting and development, litigation support, compilations and reviews. He has supervised audits in various industries with an emphasis in construction. He also works with non-profit and government organizations.

Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a former President of the Northern Chapter of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants of which he is also a member.

He has served on various organizations’ Board of Directors in Wheeling and is currently on the board of the Pike Baseball and Softball Association.

Mike lives in Wheeling with his wife Jen and their three children Hailey, Ryan, and Laken.

Jane Costanzo, CPA

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Jane L. Costanzo, CPA, began working for our firm in January 1984. Jane graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Liberty State College in 1984. She passed the CPA Exam in August 1985.

Jane is licensed by the West Virginia Board of Accountancy and is a member of the AICPA, the West Virginia Society of CPAs, the Northern Chapter of the WV Society of CPAs, and also serves as the Treasurer for Christ United Methodist Church.

Brian Trischler, CPA, MSA, CGMA

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Brian D. Trischler, CPA, MSA, CGMA, joined our firm in 1992 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Wheeling Jesuit University with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Brian earned his CPA license in 1993 and completed his Masters of Science in Accountancy from WJU in 1998.

Brian is a member of the AICPA, the West Virginia Society of CPAs, the Wheeling Chapter of CPAs, and Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society).

 

Scott Wensel, CPA, CGMA

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Scott A. Wensel, CPA, CGMA, joined our firm in February 2014. He has 20 years of public accounting experience in both the audit and tax areas and is significantly involved in both practices at Costanzo and Associates PLLC. 

Scott is an honors graduate of West Liberty State College (currently West Liberty University), where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting, in May 1996. He earned his CPA distinction in November 1997. 

Scott is a member the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Wheeling Chapter of CPAs. 

 

Doreen DeMeter, CPA

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Doreen M. DeMeter, CPA, joined our firm in December of 2015. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 with a B.S. in Accounting. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and West Virginia.

Doreen has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of CPA's.

Doreen resides in St. Clairsville with Tommy and their three children- Jesse, Jakob, and Jolen.

Amanda Whitehead

Staff Accountant
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Amanda joined our firm in March of 2011. She graduated from Wake Forest University and the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.

Amanda is an Associate member of the West Virginia Society of CPAs and Northern Chapter of the WV Society of CPAs.

Megan High

Staff Accountant
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Megan A. High joined our firm in August 2016. She has over 15 years of public accounting experience in both the tax and audit areas working with several firms in the Ohio Valley.

 

Megan is an honors graduate of West Virginia University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting, with a minor in communication studies, in May 2001. She is a past Vice-President/Treasurer and CPE Director of the West Virginia Society of CPA’s Wheeling Chapter.

 

Megan is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Wheeling Chapter of CPAs. 

 

Andrew Kosky

Staff Accountant
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Andrew joined our firm in July 2017.  He graduated from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University and he has also attended West Liberty University to acquire the credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience working with businesses in the Ohio Valley.

Andrew lives in Martins Ferry, Ohio with his wife Shannon and their 3 children, Natalie, Audrey & Cameron.

Leslie Pappa

Office Manager
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Leslie is the person most clients have met over the years, as she has been working in public accounting for over 38 years and has been with Costanzo & Associates, PLLC for over 31 years.

Leslie attended WV Northern Community College to obtain an accounting and administrative education.

Leslie presently provides significant service to clients in her role as an office administrator.

Leslie is a lifelong resident of Wheeling and a member of the WV Society of CPA's.

Lori Nickerson

Executive Assistant
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Lori joined our firm in October of 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She is currently the Executive Assistant to Lou Costanzo.

Prior to joining our firm, Lori worked for two brokerage firms and has 16 years of experience as a Branch Manager's Assistant. She facilitates various client projects and meetings in the area of unique specialized services for various clients.

Lori is a member of the West Virginia Society of CPA's.

Lori lives in Wheeling with her husband Don and their twins, Eli and Emma.