Charleston, S.C. — Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has hired Rita M. Ryan as auditor. Ryan, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, has held a variety of financial, accounting and marketing positions. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ryan currently resides on Daniel Island.

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. The firm serves clients in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina, including Columbia and the Midlands. 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, visit www.jnrcpas.com.