REDW Expands Albuquerque Audit & Assurance Team with Three New Hires

REDW LLC, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms, is pleased to welcome three new professionals to the Audit & Assurance team in its Albuquerque headquarters: Deidre Grabke, CPA as a Senior Audit Associate and both Alana D. Best and Joshua Lohman Shainin, CPA as Audit Associates.

Deidre Grabke, CPA brings a valuable blend of audit and accounting experience as a Senior Audit Associate that ranges from performing non-profit, corporate, employee benefit plan and single audits to providing accounting management in the hotel/tourism industry, as well as for a credit union and educational institution. Deidre holds both a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy with a minor in Management from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New Mexico, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and New Mexico Society of CPAs (NMSCPA).

Alana D. Best has joined REDW as an Audit Associate from Trinidad State Junior College, where she wore many hats as the school’s Controller, including Grants Accountant, Capital Asset Accountant, Student A/R Manager, and sometimes Lead Accountant. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting and is soon to complete her Master of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University (WGU). Alana is a student member of both the AICPA and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and has served as Moderator for four groups connected to the WGU Accountability and Motivation Group, which supports students going through WGU’s self-paced degree program.

Joshua Lohman Shainin, CPA is excited about exploring a new career path at REDW as an Audit Associate, and is already equipped with a New Mexico CPA license. He brings three years of experience as a Senior Defined Benefits Analyst with Fidelity Investments, as well as prior experience as a Staff Accountant with a local CPA firm, where he gained expertise in high wage credit analysis, cost segregation, manufacturing investment credits, healthcare refund credits and sales/use tax applications. Josh holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration with minors in Finance and Management of Technology from the University of New Mexico. In addition, Josh has worked as a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center, where he was honored as Teacher of the Quarter, and performed analytical work for a New Mexico wind energy organization while serving as a Student Assistant/Supervisor for UNM’s Small Business Assistance Program.

REDW takes great pride in attracting top talent from across the country who see our firm and the Southwest as a place where they can grow both personally and professionally.