Renée S. Graves was named Partner at Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman in 1993.
It is probably safe to say that Renée has grown up at Vicenti. She has experienced the following life events, all while employed at Vicenti: graduation from Cal Poly, Pomona (1986); marriage (1986); death of her father (1991); the birth of two children (1995 and 1998); and many (“too many!”) birthdays.
“I can honestly say that my Vicenti family has been through everything with me – many happy moments and, more importantly, the tough times.”
She has also grown up professionally while at Vicenti; starting as an intern and eventually becoming a partner in 1993. At the beginning of her career at Vicenti, Renée did a little bit of everything. She worked on compilation, review, and consulting projects with clients that are now included in Vicenti’ commercial business group; prepared many individual tax returns; and worked on audit engagements in the for-profit, education and non-profit areas.
As time went on, Renée found that she truly enjoyed working on audit engagements in the non-profit and education sector. “I feel that I am best able to fulfill our mission – ‘to make a positive difference in our world’ – in this practice area of the firm. To help a client identify additional resources or avoid costs to enable them to serve more of their ‘customers’ is very rewarding; both professionally and personally.”
Today, Renée feels very fortunate to work in an organization that practices what it preaches. With daughters, ages 12 and 10, who are active in sports (softball, basketball, tennis, swimming and diving), active in school (student council, band and GATE) and active in community programs (raising funds for the Animal Shelter and St. Jude’s Hospital), life outside of work is very busy.
“Vicenti has provided me the opportunity to work a reduced schedule to fulfill the needs of my family along with the needs of my clients and co-workers.”