CST Group is pleased to announce that Ric Nelson, CPA, CFP, CGMA has joined the firm as a Director in the tax department. Ric comes to the firm with 37 years of public accounting experience. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1981, Ric spent his first seven years in public accounting with various small and mid-sized regional firms in Maryland. Ric joined one of the top ten CPA firms in the Metropolitan Washington area in late 1987. Ric stayed at that firm for 27 years, until it was merged with the 11th largest CPA firm in the nation in November of 2014.
Ric has been with CST Group since early September and was recently asked how he felt about joining the firm after so many years at one employer. Ric replied that he felt “the three E’s” about joining and being with the best CPA firm in Reston: “Energized, enthusiastic, and ecstatic” to be with such a great group of top-notch professionals, that also happen to be a great group of people to work with.
Ric was raised in Saint Mary’s County in Southern Maryland and remained in the Southern Maryland area until 1993. During that year, he and his wife Mary moved to Reston, VA where they still live today, along with their son, Tony. In his free time, Ric enjoys playing the guitar, going to concerts and movies, reading and travelling, and loves going on “roller coaster road trips” with his son.
CST welcomes Ric to their team and values the expertise he will bring to the company.