Okonak, Ciocca & Lechner announces new shareholder, name change and new State College Office

ALTOONA, PA– The Altoona-based accounting firm, Okonak, Ciocca & Lechner is pleased to announce that Thomas K. Dean has been named a shareholder of the firm. With the addition of Dean and the previous retirement of founding partner Fred Ciocca, the firm will change its name to OkonakDeanLechner (ODL). "TK Dean is an outstanding addition to our firm and brings a wealth of expertise in the firm’s growing areas of audit, assurance and financial reporting," said Managing Partner, Robby Okonak.

Dean joined the firm in 2016, relocating from Virginia. Over his 15 years of practice in Virginia, Dean specialized in industries including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale/logistics and non-profits. Dean obtained his BS in Accounting from Randolph-Macon College and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, Dean serves as co-chair of the Small Business Partners Committee of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and is on the executive committee of the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Additionally, ODL acquired the State College accounting firm of Wigfield & Associates in November of 2017. Since 1991, David Wigfield and his team have served the tax and accounting needs of both businesses and individuals in State College and the surrounding areas. This addition allows ODL to provide enhanced services to clients outside of the Altoona/Blair County area.

OkonakDeanLechner’s Altoona office is located at 912 Pleasant Valley Boulevard, and the State College office is located at 3941 S Atherton Street.