Kathleen D. Petrucci CPA

Kathy has more than 21 years of experience in Tax Advisory Services. She possesses extensive experience with corporate, partnership, and individual taxation matters, including compliance and planning issues.

Kathy services a diversified number of industries, such as automotive, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and not-for-profit. Kathy is Chair of the Columbus Automotive Services Industry group and serves a large number of automobile dealerships throughout the Ohio region.  She is also an integral member of the firm's Women's Business Group.

Kathy is committed to providing the highest level of quality accounting and tax services to a broad array of closely held companies.


B.S., Accounting - Otterbein College
M.T., Capital University Law School

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—Ohio Society and the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—Kiwanis Club of Columbus

Board Member and Current Treasurer—Camp Wyandot (formerly Camp Fire Girls of America)

Board Member and Finance Committee Member—Arthritis Foundation

Volunteer—Mt. Carmel Health System, March of Dimes, Children's Hospital

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Getting outdoors on my bike (the pedaling kind)

What was your childhood dream?
I had many, but an early one was to work in a donut shop so that I could get all of the free donuts I wanted. 

People would be surprised to know that I…….
I have seven sisters and we all live within 20 miles of each other. 

What was your first job?
I was a Giant Slide attendant at the Ohio State Fair.

Do you have a “motto?”
Live in the moment.  (Sometimes I have to remind myself of that.) 

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
I’ll let you know when I get some free time. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone when it comes to a job opportunity.  If it’s a truly special opportunity, you will never be 100% on day one…but you’ll get there.

Kathleen D. Petrucci CPA

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Shareholder Ted Pettko has extensive experience with public and privately owned companies from a diverse group of industries, and he’s been with Schneider Downs since 1997.

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