Telecom Team Member Spotlight – Christy Sommers

Christy joined McCartney and Company in December of 1998, and on December 1, 2014 McCartney & Company joined Maner Costerisan.  Christy graduated from Franklin University, Columbus, OH in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science major in Accounting.  Christy is a senior manager at Maner Costerisan and has 20 years of experience providing services to telecommunications companies.

Christy enjoys the different dimensions of her career. “My job is different every day, I love the clients I work with, and the opportunity I have to develop and teach others.”  Her most satisfying accomplishment in her career was passing the CPA exam.

Some of her favorites; Music: “Pop music mostly. Love any song that puts a little dance in my steps and boosts my energy”; Food: Dark Chocolate; Store: Home Depot – “Have to get all the remodeling supplies somewhere”; Movie: E.T. – “I cried when E.T. had to go home”.

Christy is an avid reader, enjoying Stephen King novels.  Other activities she enjoys are bonfires on summer nights, shopping and wine tasting, sometimes all in the same day.

Christy’s favorite vacation was a trip to Alaska in 2017 – “A two-week land and sea cruise from Vancouver to Fairbanks with my mom and step-dad, for my mom’s retirement. My favorite part of the trip was the cruise through Glacier Bay. It is truly awe inspiring to see the glaciers.”

Christy also volunteers as the President of the National Association of Career Women, Lansing Chapter, and Treasurer of the National Association of Career Women, National Chapter.

Christy is married to Russell.  They enjoy traveling and remodeling their home.  They are planning on going to Germany in 2020 when they will celebrate Russell’s 60th birthday.

You may reach Christy at 517-886-9576 or csommers@manercpa.com