Burkhart & Company announced the promotion of Rachel Arendt and Nikki Hood to the position of Principal. Both bring strong leadership to the Firm adding depth of technical expertise, client relationship management and team development. Together they lead the Firm’s family office service line focusing on complex, multi-generational client engagements.

Rachel J. Arendt | Principal, Burkhart & Company

Rachel Arendt leads tax compliance process design and is effective at optimizing firm resources to assure high quality, value-added services to our clients. She is effective in matching firm resources to client needs while developing and coaching others. Her balanced and winsome approach makes her an admired mentor and colleague. Rachel has developed deep expertise in trust taxation and served on the board of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council. Rachel’s progressive, decisive and spirited approach is nothing short of dynamic.

Nikki R. Hood | Principal, Burkhart & Company

Nikki Hood focuses on a holistic approach to serving high net worth families including ordering finances, ensuring tax compliance, forming strategy and helping clients build legacy. She spearheads the Firm’s recruiting efforts and is an effective mentor to rising professionals. Nikki demonstrates a sincere passion for serving others and has built a reputation for uncompromising quality. She began her career with the Firm while a senior in high school and successfully contributed to every aspect of the Firm for over twenty years.