Charleston, S.C. – Christopher Nowell of Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, has been named to the board of directors for the ASCEND Foundation. A certified public accountant and business consultant, Nowell has over 25 years experience in corporate financial management.

Prior to forming Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, Nowell served as treasurer for Cameron & Barkley Company and later worked for Hagemeyer North American Inc., in the capacity of vice president of North American Treasury. A graduate of Clemson University, he is a resident of Summerville.

The vision of the ASCEND Foundation is to ensure that the voice of those touched by cancer is heard. Following the passion of its namesake, Anne Scandalios, and founder, Nick Scandalios, the foundation seeks to speak out on behalf of the more than one half million men, women and children who die of cancer in the United States each year. ASCEND works to raise the issues that are difficult or overlooked yet have a vital role in the collective effort to eradicate cancer. For more information, visit www.ascendfoundation.org.

Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC is a certified public accounting and business advisory firm based in Charleston, S.C., utilizing significant experience in corporate financial management and public accounting to serve clients in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina. Drawing on extensive, executive level financial management experience with international Fortune 500 corporations, the firm counsels business and individual clients with a comprehensive and strategic approach, placing emphasis on long-range financial goals and business planning. For more information, contact www.jnrcpas.com.