Brian L. Hamil, MBA, CPA, CGMA Former Managing Partner
Active in the Indiana business community for over three decades, Brian L. Hamil is the former Managing Partner of Hamil, Lehman & England, PC, a certified public accounting and consulting firm based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Hamil graduated from Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana and received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
In May of 2006, Mr. Hamil was appointed National Chair of Biomedical Services for the American Red Cross in Washington, DC where his primary role is to improve the effectiveness of the board of directors and leadership volunteers in each Blood Services region across the United States. In October, 2010, Mr. Hamil received the Presidential Award for Excellence from Red Cross President Gail McGovern in recognition of his contributions to fulfilling the mission of the Red Cross.
In addition to his dedication to the Red Cross, Mr. Hamil has also served non-profit organizations in Indiana and throughout the United States. Mr. Hamil currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Creative Testing Services (Phoenix, AZ). In recent years, Mr. Hamil has been Chair of the Governing Board of Trustees for Bethel University, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) in Greenville, SC, Erin’s House for Grieving Children, The Jerome and Marganelle Henry Foundation for Neighborhood Health Clinics, Unity Performing Arts Foundation and the Fort Wayne Zoological Society audit committee.
Mr. Hamil resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife, Amy, where together they raised their six children.
Tyler D. Lehman, CPA, Partner
Tyler D. Lehman is a partner at Hamil, Lehman & England, PC. He received his Business degree with a Concentration in Accounting from Indiana University, Fort Wayne. Tyler and his wife, Julie, have three sons, Ethan, Christian and Grayson.
Tyler has been active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana since 1997, while serving on the board of directors for 13 of those years. He has held the offices of Treasurer and President and currently. Tyler and Julie have also served as a “Big Couple” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In 2012, Tyler was honored with the Don Wolf Award for his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
In addition to serving Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Tyler has served on the board of directors of The Questa Foundation and Discipleship, Inc.
Corinna L. England, CPA, Partner
Corinna L. England is a partner at Hamil, Lehman & England, PC. She graduated from Huntington University. Corinna served for many years on the board of Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana and currently serves as Board Chair of Crossroad Child & Family Services, Inc.
Corinna directs accounting, consulting and tax compliance services for small and mid-size business clients. In addition, she has assisted several clients with the implementation and maintenance of Quick Books and Sage 50 accounting software. She is also involved in third-party administration for clients with employee benefit plans.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and attending sporting events. She and her husband Tim have two sons.
Gregory A. MacDonald, CPA, Senior Tax Manager
Greg joined the firm after over twenty years of providing tax compliance services for businesses and individuals working for a local company. He provides tax compliance and planning to the firm’s clients. Greg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.
Greg has lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana nearly his entire life. He graduated from Purdue University in 1993. Along with his wife Sandi, they are raising their three very active boys. They enjoy family time and sporting activities.
Paul B. Bracht, CPA, Senior Audit Manager
Paul Bracht has been in the accounting profession for more than 10 years auditing higher education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations as a certified public accountant. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Manchester College. Paul has also served as a finance manager for a local healthcare system. With Hamil Lehman & England, P.C., Paul works as a senior audit manager providing accounting and assurance services and is a member of the AICPA.
Paul and his wife spend time training their two certified therapy dogs. As two pet therapy teams with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, they volunteer to share the joys of a furry visitor with facilities in the community.
Laurie A. Kravig, MBA, CPA, Tax Manager
Laurie has been in public accounting for over 35 years, and has extensive background in corporate and individual tax compliance and proactive tax planning. Laurie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.
Darren R. Bailey, CPA, Tax Manager
Darren R. Bailey joined the firm in 2018 with over 20 years of corporate, public accounting and tax consulting experience. Darren has provided tax compliance, planning and consulting services to a range of clients from small local family-owned businesses up to Fortune 500 companies. Along with federal tax compliance experience, he has specialized experience in multi-state taxation, sales & use tax, property taxes, tax incentives, cost segregation and audit representation. Darren has worked closely with businesses across a broad range of industries.
In a prior government relations role with the Indiana General Assembly, Darren served on the tax committees of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Manufacturers Association, as well as a Governor appointed member on a State of Indiana Special Tax Commission. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.
Darren has lived in Fort Wayne most of his life and received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Indiana University, Fort Wayne. He and his wife, Laurie have two wonderful children.
Alicia J. Rajghatta, CPA, Tax Professional
Alicia J. Rajghatta, CPA joined the firm with over 10 years of accounting experience in various roles and industries. Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ball State University. She started her accounting career as part of a financial management training program with an automotive supplier where she performed accounting duties for a local manufacturing plant and was an internal auditor on the corporate level. She then spent some time as a tax accountant for a local CPA firm in Toledo, Ohio and after that spent several years as an internal auditor with a mid-sized university.
Alicia resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband, Bharat, and their two young children. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, travelling and spending time with her family.
Tami Schopp, EA, Tax Professional
Tami graduated from Montana State University – Billings in 2005 with a BSBA/Accounting and became an Enrolled Agent in 2017. She is happily married with two grown boys and one still in high school. She joined Hamil, Lehman & England PC in 2021. Her hobbies include SCUBA diving, bird hunting, hiking and bike riding. Priorities are God and family.
Michelle Lutz, CPA, Senior Accountant
Michelle graduated from Purdue Fort Wayne in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. Her interest in business stemmed from earning a management position in a fast food restaurant and the opportunity to visit their corporate headquarters. She interned with the firm during the 2019 tax season to explore a career in public accounting and officially accepted a position beginning in 2020. In her free time, Michelle enjoys going on outdoor adventures, including hiking and camping, and spending time with her family, friends, and husband.
Alexis Zook, CPA, Accounting Professional
Alexis graduated from Indiana University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She recently received her CPA designation upon successfully completing the CPA exam. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family, taking walks with her dog, and playing intramural sports.
Isabelle Ott, Accounting Professional
Isabelle graduated from Thomas Edison State University in March of 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. She then went on to obtain a Master’s in Accounting-Taxation from Liberty University in December of 2021. She is going on to study and sit for the CPA exams. In her free time, Isabelle enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and church family. As well as going on adventures, reading, crafting, and spending time with her dog.
Darcie Patton, Accounting Professional
Darcie graduated from Manchester University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy. She interned with the firm during the 2020 tax season where she learned about her love for public accounting. She then returned after graduation to grow her skills. Darcie is currently studying to sit for her CPA exam. In her free time, Darcie loves to spend time with her family, fiancé, and dog.
Elizabeth Jones, Accounting Professional
Elizabeth (Beth) began her education tenure at the International Business College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Francis University. To the firm, Beth brings 30 years of experience in the service industry with a well-executed balance of company preservation and customer-centricity.
Beth has volunteered for a food pantry and senior citizen group for many years. She also enjoys reading, watching, and collecting movies, learning trivia, crafting, singing, and spending time with family. But by far, Beth’s favorite past-time hobby is “Grandma time.”
Karen Williams, Accounting Professional
Karen graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has spent the last several years in the accounting department of retail and manufacturing businesses.
Karen grew up in Indiana. She has four children and nine grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys going on motorcycle rides with her husband Doug, riding ATVs with her family, and playing with their 3 rescue dogs.
Lezley Flores, Administrative Professional
Lezley Flores joined Hamil, Lehman & England in 2021 to support the administrative functions of the firm.
Lezley enjoyed a successful career in the financial services industry with Edward Jones and then MassMutual for over 16 years.
Lezley grew up in Defiance, Ohio and attended The University of Toledo with an emphasis on studying Psychology. She enjoys spending time with her 3 pets and going for long walks. Fall is her favorite season.