Community Involvement

CST Group Announces Recent Promotions

CST Group would like to congratulate the following staff members for their dedication and hard work for their new roles.

Senior Manager

  • Jim Kelly, CPA
  • Kasey Rosen, CPA

Principal

  • Krystal McCants, CPA 
  • Crystal Stewart, CPA 
  • Lisa Timbrook, CPA 
  • Hillary West, CPA 

CST Principals Graduate from Upstream Academy

Hillary West and Krystal McCants recently graduated from Upstream- Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). ELA is a three- year leadership program solely for accounting firms. Participants’ main requirements, among many others, were to pinpoint and achieve particular goals for Business Development, Client Management, Personal Development, Team Development, and Leadership Development. Participants were also required to complete a leadership project that benefited their firm.

CST congratulates Hillary and Krystal for completing this prestigious program and would like to thank them for all their hard work.

VSCPA Scholarship, funded by CST Group, Awarded to Emily Coppa

College scholarship recipients, for the 2019–2020 academic year, were recently selected by the (VSCPA) Educational Foundation. The 2019 recipient for the VSCPA Scholarship, funded by CST Group, has been recently awarded to­­­ Emily Coppa, a student at the University of Virginia. 

The CST Group Scholarship was established by CST’s founder, Charles Cocke, to support the education and development of promising, ambitious accounting students. CST is proud to award Emily Coppa with the 2019 scholarship and wishes her the best in future endeavors. Congratulations Emily!

Kendall Coleman, CST Group Partner, Elected as Treasurer for the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Starting July 1, 2019

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) elected Kendall R. Coleman, Jr., CPA, CGMA, CCA, Partner of CST Group, CPAs to assume the role of Treasurer of the Board of Directors at the Chamber’s annual meeting on June 27, 2019. CST Group has been a founding member of the Chamber since 1984 and Coleman has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.

Coleman has more than 25 years of experience providing accounting and advisory services to closely held businesses and their owners. His expertise includes an emphasis on complex industries, including real estate and construction companies, government contractors, and professional service providers.

“I am looking forward to serving as the treasurer this year to help foster business growth in the Reston area and provide valuable programs for our members” said Coleman, “my deep cross-industry knowledge will help guide the GRCC as we work to accomplish our strategic goals.”

CST Manager Brooke Bostwick Becomes Alumna of Leadership Fairfax

We would like to congratulate CST Manager Brooke Bostwick for recently becoming an alumna of Leadership Fairfax, Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI). Leadership Fairfax is a non-profit organization that offers leadership development programs to the community.

On June 12, Leadership Fairfax staff, volunteers, coaches, faculty and supporters welcomed two new classes of alumni to the already 1900+ cohort that count Leadership Fairfax as part of their experience.

Graduates were honored at a celebration at Reston Town Center which featured an inspirational keynote address by Charlene Wheeless, Leadership Fairfax Institute (LFI)’98, welcoming words from Chair Huey Battle, LFI’01 and presentation of colors by South Lakes High School JROTC.

“The Fairfax Leadership Emerging Leaders Institute was an incredible experience that I am so honored to have participated in. Throughout the program, I gained invaluable insight into my own leadership potential and the Fairfax Community which I have been able to successfully incorporate into both my professional and personal endeavors,” stated Bostwick.

To learn more about Leadership Fairfax, click here.

CST Partner, Kathy Jensen, Completed 3-Day Charity Run in Honor of 9/11 Victims

Over 60 athletes completed a 3 day charity run known as the 9/11 Promise Run. This event honors the inspiring victims and heroic first responders of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

Among the athletes was CST Partner, Kathy Jensen, and her husband. Participants ran alongside the CEO and employees of the exceptional veteran-owned, run, and operated business Flags of Valor. The groups covered a 240-mile journey from the Pentagon to Ground Zero in only 72 hours. Each runner was committed to cover approximately 30 to 35 miles over the 3 day period (September 9th -11th). This year, participants raised over $65,000 for Hope for the Warriors- a nonprofit organization that aides post 9/11 service members, veterans, and their families to reestablish their sense of self and hope.

To learn more about Flags of Valor click here.

To learn more about Hope for the Warriors click here.

CST commends each participant for honoring the thousands of victims lost and all heroic first responders who risked their lives to save others. CST is also proud to have a member of their own team participate in such a valiant effort to #NeverForget.

CST Employees Help with Cornerstones Back to School Drive

CST employees and other volunteers recently helped Cornerstones equip 3,000 K-12 children, in the Reston- Herndon area, with brand new backpacks for the 2018-2019 academic year. Seasonal drives, like the Cornerstones Back to School Drive, make a tremendous difference in our community and helps bring a positive impact to families in need. For more information about Cornerstones’ Back-to-School-Drive, click here.

Embry Rucker Community Shelter

CST staff recently collected items for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. This residential shelter provides a healthy and safe environment for families and single men and women in need of emergency housing. This emergency shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and employs 20 full-time staff members. To learn more about how you might help this organization, visit the following link: Embry Rucker Community Shelter

CST Group is Committed to Corporate Citizenship

CST Group is committed to corporate citizenship within the local community. Through participation and donations, CST Group has actively supported organizations and charities in Washington, DC and Virginia including:

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CST Scholarship through the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

The CST Group Annual Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior accounting major at the University of Virginia or George Mason University who has demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in public accounting. This $2,500 scholarship is administered by the VSCPA Educational Foundation.