News & Events

McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond (MKS&H) is Pleased to Announce Jennifer Milas as Our Newest Partner

Jennifer has spent the last 15 years providing tax strategy and compliance services for closely held mid-size businesses and their owners. Her industry experience is in real estate, construction, manufacturing, death care, and various personal service providers. Jennifer also specializes in consulting on income tax nexus, transaction planning, dispute resolution with the IRS and other […]

Fox New’s Job of the Day

MKS&H was featured on Fox New’s Job of the Day this morning, July 1, 2021. Click the link below to check it out!

MKS&H Real Estate

MKS&H launched a new page for real estate! We will also begin sending out industry newsletters for real estate and construction in addition to MKS&H! Sign up to receive our newsletters.

Dutch Drinks Borrel – Baltimore Edition

Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee and DC Dutch are co-hosting a special Baltimore edition of the bimonthly Dutch Drinks DC happy hour “borrel” on August 25th. Come mingle with people with Dutch connections and people from the international Baltimore Sister Cities network! Date/time: Sunday Aug 25, 2019 5:00-8:00pm Location: Little Havana 1325 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 Admission:  Free […]

Networking Event by the SelectUSA Investment Summit

MKS&H’s Kathy Davis will be attending a networking event on June 9th in D.C. with the INBLF group of boutique attorneys. This event is being held by the SelectUSA Investment Summit that brings thousands of investors to D.C. annually and is attended by just about every State economic development agency in the U.S.

Virginia Cemetery Association’s 71st Annual Meeting

MKS&H will be attending the Virginia Cemetery Association’s 71st Annual Meeting on June 6th– 9th at the Historic Hotel & Conference Center in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The VCA helps to provide cemetery services to families and communities through education, instruction and sharing so that each member is in compliance with State and Local laws and […]

Annual Women Spanning the Globe Conference- Wed, June 5, 2019

Megan Baker and Jennifer Milas will be attending the 13th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Conference at the American Visionary Arts Museum hosted by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). This event focuses on strengthening the careers and lives of international business women by educating and connecting local and global leaders in private, public and […]

MKS&H Racing April 2-6

We will be in Charlotte, North Carolina for the ICCFA Conference on April 2-6th, 2019. If you plan to be in attendance, we’d love to meet. Stop by our Booth 609 to try out our AI racetrack!

Startup Global Baltimore

MKS&H will be attending Startup Global Baltimore on Thursday, October 11th. A free event where entrepreneurs, business, and government speakers will discuss the need for startups to develop international strategies and how to go global! Baltimore Sister Cities & Sister State of Maryland Inc. will also have tables at the event – stop by to […]

Summer Grand Slam Series – Frederick Keys

MKS&H will be sponsoring a game as part of Maryland MEP – Summer Grand Slam Manufacturing Appreciation Series with the Frederick Keys! On August 1st, come out to the ballpark to show your support for our local manufacturing companies! Click here for more information or to register for the event:  

Funeral Services, Inc. (FSI) & MKS&H Partnership

MKS&H will be working with Funeral Services, Inc. (FSI) to address their rapid growth. Funeral Services, Inc. specializes in the total administration of deathcare sales programs for PreNeed and Perpetual Care Trusts. We are excited for the opportunity and look forward to a lasting Partnership.

Break Out: US/Maryland/Baltimore: Expansion is easier than you think! – Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee

Kathy Davis and Shawn Burman will be “Going International” to give a presentation in the Netherlands. Shawn will be covering the current business climate in the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore, as an anchor and starting point for business growth in the US.

2018 Virginia Cemetery Association Annual Meeting

Jamie Iseminger and Barbara Walker will be heading to Hot Springs Virginia to attend the 2018 Annual meeting with the VCA. The purpose of the Virginia Cemetery Association is to help its members strive for excellence in service to families and communities in which they serve. We do this through education, instruction, and sharing.

Women Spanning the Globe Conference

Megan Baker and Jennifer Milas will be attending the 12th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Conference at the American Visionary Arts Museum hosted by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). This event is designed to enhance the lives and careers of international businesswomen. WTCI helps educate and connect local and global leaders in the private, […]

An Evening with Governor Larry Hogan

MKS&H will be spending the evening at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick to show their support for Governor Larry Hogan.

GreenPort Congress America Conference

MKS&H is looking forward to attending the 2018 GreenPort Congress Conference. This conference will provide us with the opportunity to discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice within seaports, terminals and their associated logistics supply chains.

ICCFA 2018 Annual Convention & Exposition

MKS&H will have an exhibit at the ICCFA Annual Convention April 18th through the 21st at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barb Walker, Jamie Iseminger, and Kathy Davis will be heading out to Vegas to connect with more than 1,000 cemetery, cremation and funeral service owners and managers from throughout North […]

Offshore Wind Industry Update Briefing

Kathy Davis and Shawn Burman will be representing MKS&H at the Offshore Wind Industry Update Briefing; a one day meeting where both members and non-members of The Business Network for Offshore Wind have the opportunity to learn about the regional offshore wind market, meet the US developers and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and learn […]

Taste of Business in Israel

MKS&H will be joining other WTCI members and the Maryland Israel Development Center to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary and to learn more about U.S – Israel relations while enjoying the region’s food and drinks. We are excited to hear stories and best practices regarding business culture and opportunities in Israel directly from experts.

Promotion of Jennifer Milas, CPA, MST

McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond (MKS&H) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Milas, CPA, MST. Jennifer joined MKS&H in 2007 as a Tax Accountant. .In her new role, Mrs. Milas will be in charge of overseeing the daily operations and client service aspects of the firm’s tax department. Jennifer has over 10 years’ […]

Baltimore Sister Cities

Shawn Burman was elected treasurer for Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, which entails the oversight of all financial functions for the organization and seven Sister Cities. Their mission is to promote mutual economic development, educational, cultural, health/environmental and other cooperation and exchanges between Baltimore, Maryland and its international Sister Cities. In addition, he is […]

Maryland Global Gala

MKS&H team members attended The Maryland Global Gala. The purpose of this event is to bring together Maryland’s vibrant international business community to celebrate the state’s significant impact on the world economy. The event features food from Baltimore’s top international restaurants, local beers & spirits, and multicultural entertainment highlighting Maryland’s diverse international community. Proceeds and […]

MKS&H Loves the 80’s and Halloween…

MKS&H was selected for an onsite visit this year by Frederick County Office of Economic Development for Business Appreciation week. To their surprise, the staff was dressed it 80’s garb for our annual Halloween party. They were thrilled to see even accountants have fun and were happy to snap this photo of our group!

George Oliver Sparks Jr. -July 31, 1920 – October 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of the founding partners of McLean, Koehler, Sparks and Hammond. George Oliver Sparks Jr. passed away on October 12, 2017, at the age of 97. He made Windsor his home for most of his life. After World War II, George earned his JD from […]

Maryland Manufacturing Day 2017

Today, a group of MKS&H’s Manufacturing Team will be exhibiting at Martins West supporting the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) and Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) in honor of National Manufacturing month. It should be an exciting day…Governor Larry Hogan will be out to show his support as well! The purpose of Maryland […]

It’s Recruiting Season at MKS&H!

This week our staff will be visiting two prominent Maryland schools looking for fresh new talent for the coming year. Thursday, September 21st, we will be attending the annual Accounting Evening at Mount St. Mary’s University. The following day, Friday, September 22nd, we will be attending Towson University’s annual Accounting Open House. We have a […]

MKS&H Semi-Annual Meeting

Last week we held our semi-annual company meeting; this was our less formal summer meeting where all MKSHer’s leave the remoteness of their home/satellite office to get together in person. The meeting was held at our headquarters in Frederick Maryland. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current issues, business trends and key strategies […]

Exciting things are happening here at MKS&H!

Earlier this summer we moved into our new Hunt Valley offices located at 201 International Circle, Suite 230. We are very excited about in our new space is – It is beautiful and there is less of it! Bricks and mortar have their place in our society, but when it comes to providing professional services, […]

Select USA Investment Summit

On June 18 – 20, 2017, Kathy Davis attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC. This high-profile event is dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The event brings together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations and other parties […]

Death Care team leaders attend the NFDA Convention

In late October two MKS&H Death Care team leaders attended the NFDA International Convention & Expo in the city of brotherly love. The conference is a great venue to meet other professionals that service the death care industry. The opening intro by Requiem, one of the convention sponsors, was heartfelt, inspiring and a great start […]

MKS&Hers volunteer and learn at the MD Food Bank

A group of MKS&H staff gave up a few hours on Saturday, November 5th, to volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank. During the three hour shift, they helped sort potatoes and home & beauty products. Everyone enjoyed learning more about the processes at the Maryland Food Bank and were mind-boggled by the 50 million lbs. […]

MKS&H welcomes three new sworn in CPAs!

MKS&H is pleased to announce the swearing in of three new CPAs, Anca Stradley, Shawn Burman, and Brian Finley. Along with their colleagues, they attended the MACPA swearing in ceremony last night to honor our profession and welcome the future. They were recognized for the years of work they have invested in achieving their goal […]

2016 Women to Watch event

On September 30th, our very own Jennifer Milas, Senior Tax Manager and M&D Team leader, attended MACPA’s 2016 Women to Watch Awards breakfast. The Women to Watch Awards program highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession. Jennifer was an honored recipient of the Emerging Leader Award in 2015 and was asked to return […]

We’re taking a Time Machine to the 21st Annual Business Expo

Our Construction and M&D Teams will be prepping their 1920’s slang to travel back in time for the Fredrick County Chamber of Commerce Roaring 20’s themed Annual Business Expo; the largest business trade show in Frederick County. We will join other top businesses who really “know their onions.” It will be a day packed with […]

Gears on the Gridiron

On October 1st, in celebration of National Manufacturing Day, a group of MKS&H’s Manufacturing Team will be exhibiting at Gears on the Gridiron Pre-Game Tailgate. After the tailgate, keep an eye out for us as we cheer on the Maryland Terrapins as they play the Purdue Boilermakers. The event is hosted by Maryland Manufacturing Extension […]

Our Manufacturing Team headed to the RMI Energy Forum

Two of our leading Manufacturing Team members, Jennifer Milas and Shawn Burman. will be attending the RMI Energy Forum in Timonium next week. The energy forum features leading Maryland manufacturing companies who have graduated from the MD Energy Administration and MD MEP energy efficiency program. They’ll also hear unique perspectives that have helped these companies […]

MKS&H is attending the Annual ICCFA Conference in New Orleans next week!

MKS&H’s Death Care experts will be attending the Annual ICCFA conference in New Orleans, LA this April 13-16th . Stop by our booth (#511) to learn how we can help your cemetery or funeral home. We’ll also be playing some fun puzzle games for prizes! With more than 50 years’ experience, we understand the challenges […]

MKS&H is pleased to announce the promotion of Wayne Baldwin, CPA to Partner

Wayne joined the firm as a principal in 2013. Overseeing the daily operations and client service aspects of the audit and accounting department in the Hunt Valley office, Wayne quickly became a trusted mentor to staff and reliable advisor to the clients he serves. ‘‘Wayne brings considerable experience and management expertise to the role. I […]

MKS&H sponsoring Maryland Construction Network’s “Future Frederick” event

MKS&H is proud to be sponsoring Maryland Construction Network’s “Future Frederick” event. On March 10th, a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss current construction and market trends in the Greater Frederick region. Topics such as economic development and specific growth areas in the construction industry will be a focus. From learning about what’s on the […]

MKS&H’s IT Division, Tier One Technology Partners, is a winner of SmartCEO’s Future 50 award!

It is with great excitement we announce that MKS&H’s IT Division, Tier One Technology Partners, has been selected as a winner of SmartCEO’s Future 50 award. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing, mid-sized companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and […]

MKS&H Giving Back for the Holidays

We are excited to partner with two wonderful organizations this holiday season to give back. Our Frederick office is providing gifts to families at Heartly House. Heartly House serves Frederick County residents who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Heartly House has been providing comprehensive services for over 30 years. […]

The 2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards

Last night we were recognized as one of the winners of the SmartCEO 2015 Corporate Culture Awards. It was a great evening filled with games, networking, and the awards ceremony. We strive to maintain a strong culture in our firm that includes a focus on our people and clients, a set of core values, and […]

Baltimore SmartCEO Announces Baltimore’s Top Company Cultures including MKS&H!

Baltimore SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2015 Corporate Culture Awards winners. The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate companies in Greater Baltimore that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and […]

We ran the Pink Ribbon 5k!

We were excited and proud to be a part of the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund Pink Ribbon 5k in Frederick this year. Despite the rainy weather, we had a great time supporting this important iniative and look forward to next year. More information on the race and the fund can be found here:

Our Tax Manager, Jennifer Milas, has won the 2015 Women to Watch Awards!

Congratulations to our Tax Manager, Jennifer Milas on winning the MACPA and AICPA’s Women to Watch & Men Who Get It Awards! Jennifer was one of two winners in the Emerging Leaders category – which showcases up-and-coming stars in local CPA firms and the community they serve. Click here for more event info

Our Accountants are Attending AICPA’s Global Manufacturing Conference

Our accountants are attending AICPA’s Global Manufacturing Conference this September. The main focus is on Finance & Operations in the Manufacturing industry. It will cover diverse topics from measuring profitability and detecting fraud, to managing projects and increasing stakeholder buy-ins. The information garnered from this conference will assist our accountants in essential skills that make […]

Tony Dulo (1951-2015) In memoriam

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Senior Tax Accountant Tony Dulo. Tony passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. Tony was a valued member of the MKS&H team since 1986; he had nearly 30 years with our firm. We are sad not only at the loss, but at the […]

Penton Technology names our technology consulting group,Tier One Technology Partners, to the MSPmentor 501 2015 Global Edition

Tier One Technology Partners has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on MSPmentor. Additional lists include: The top ranked MSPs in North America The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and […]

MKS&H is attending the Annual ICCFA Conference in San Antonio, TX

MKS&H’s Death Care experts will be attending the Annual ICCFA conference in San Antonio, Texas this April 8-11th . Stop by our booth (#6072) to learn how we can help your cemetery or funeral home. Our team currently serves numerous cemeteries, funeral homes, combination operations, related trust funds and affiliated entities throughout the United States. […]

MKS&H supports Heartly House and Johns Hopkins Adopt a Family for the holiday season.

As this is truly the season for giving, MKS&H has chosen two deserving charities to focus our efforts on. Our Frederick office will be providing support for The Heartly House, a shelter for victims impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our Hunt Valley office will be helping the Johns Hopkins Adopt-A-Family program. […]

MKS&H Raised $3,000 for Komen Race for the Cure

MKS&H had a strong showing for the 22nd Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley. Colleagues, family, and friends all participated. As a part of this important annual event, MKS&H raised $3,000 in support of our two co-workers and the organization as a whole.

Join Us – 2014 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

It is with great pleasure we are pleased to announce MKS&H will honor and support two of our employees who are survivors and inspiration to many of us in the fight against breast cancer. Join us on Sunday, October, 26th at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley. Look for […]