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Consulting Magazine Names RSM's Seth Bacon and Addison Blackwell Rising Stars

Apr 12, 2019

Kimberly Bartok, Enterprise Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
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Consulting Magazine Names RSM's Seth Bacon and Addison Blackwell Rising Stars

CHICAGO – (April 12, 2019) – Consulting magazine recently named Seth Bacon (consulting manager) and Addison Blackwell (consulting director) with RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – as Rising Stars of the Profession for 2019. Both Bacon and Blackwell are being recognized in the publication’s leadership category.  

Consulting magazine’s annual list honors 35 consultants under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves in the profession through a multitude of accomplishments. The publication included coverage of the award recipients in its March issue, and honored them during an evening ceremony on April 11 in Chicago.

“Being recognized among and by my peers for leadership is humbling,” said Bacon. “Winning this award is a representation of all the investments others have made in me. It’s impossible to be a leader without an opportunity to lead. I am thankful for those at RSM who have given me the chance to lead a group of such talented individuals.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Consulting magazine for the work I do on behalf of RSM’s middle market clients,” said Blackwell. “But the real reward is watching our middle market clients achieve their business objectives, and knowing that I had a role in their success. I’m grateful for being allowed to be a part of that.”

“Both Seth and Addison are very deserving of this prestigious recognition,” said Brian Becker, partner and national consulting leader with RSM US LLP. “Seth is highly respected among RSM partners, colleagues, clients and his team. He has a passion for learning as well as educating and mentoring others. Addison has a unique ability to balance unmatched service by developing innovative solutions and incorporating emerging technologies to help our clients succeed. We are excited to continue to watch Seth’s and Addison’s careers flourish here at RSM.” 


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