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Drolet Receives GWSCPA 2015 Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award

CBM, a leading full-service CPA and business advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC, is proud to announce that Patricia A. Drolet, CPA, PFS, Executive Vice President of CBM, recently received a “2015 Women to Watch CPA Experienced Leaders” award at the Greater Washington Society of CPAs awards luncheon at The Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

According to the GWSCPA, “CPA Experienced Leaders are women CPAs who have made notable contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, and the development of women as
leaders.”

“I was one of the three winners in my category,” said Ms. Drolet. “I am truly humbled and at the same time very excited that I won. I am committed to mentoring our female professional staff so they can
grow and advance in their careers at CBM.”

After earning her degree in accounting, Ms. Drolet worked for several years in a Florida-based CPA firm, where she managed the small business division of the practice. She relocated to Washington, D.C. and
joined a downtown firm in 1985, accepting a partnership with that firm two years later. In 1997, Ms. Drolet decided to go out on her own and founded Drolet and Associates, a public accounting firm
focused on serving individuals, closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She created a firm staffed with diverse experienced professionals.

Her reputation as a well-respected accounting professional and successful business woman caught the attention of the partners at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC (CBM), a 94 year old CPA and business
advisory firm in Bethesda, Maryland. After running her own firm for 17 years, Drolet & Associates merged with CBM. At CBM, Ms. Drolet is an Executive Vice President and partner. She heads the firm’s
Professional Service Group, the Pension Benefit Plan Group, and the Diversity & Inclusiveness initiative.

Everyone at CBM wishes to congratulate Pat on her accomplishment.