Our People

Our People

We cannot be a great organization without talented people. We attempt to help our employees achieve their personal and professional goals within our environment that provides the stimulus for innovation, growth and knowledge expansion. 

Our Management Personnel

Charles J. Mira, CPA, JD

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Chuck Mira has been a partner of Mira + Kolena since November 1996. He is a CPA as well as a tax attorney and has a significant amount of years of experience with closely-held organizations, retailers, manufacturers, construction contractors, financial institutions, real estate ventures, not-for-profit organizations, governmental and multi-state tax issues. Chuck received his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University in Business Administration and his Juris Doctor (cum laude graduate) from the University Of Toledo College Of Law. Chuck has over twenty-seven years of experience as a high level tax executive in national and local public accounting firms.

Chuck is a member of many professional organizations including the American, Ohio and Toledo Bar Associations as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Chuck is a very active member of the community and has served on many Finance Committees and Board of Trustees for several not-for-profit organizations. He is currently a member of the City of Toledo Audit Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Toledo Country Club.

Thomas E. Kolena, CPA/ABV/CFF

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Tom Kolena has been a partner at Mira + Kolena since November 1996. Tom has over thirty four years of experience in accounting, audit and consulting services to closely-held, publicly-held and not-for-profit organizations in a wide variety of industries, including companies in the manufacturing, retailing, distributing, service, financial institution and construction industries. Some of the consulting projects include, among other things, business valuations, forensic accounting, litigation assistance, internal control studies, forecasts and projections and due diligence on potential acquisition candidates.

Tom has thirty-one years of experience with national and local accounting firms and three years experience as a Chief Financial Officer of a construction company. Tom’s consulting focus is with business valuations, litigation support and forensic accounting related to income/gift/estate situations, fraud investigations, financial statement reporting and improprieties, intellectual property transactions, partner/shareholder disputes, business interruption claims and commercial damage/economic loss matters. Tom has provided expert witness testimony in the court room, mediation and arbitration situations. 

Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting while graduating cum laude from Bowling Green State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Tom is active in the community and has served on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of The Employer’s Association and Finance Committee of Central Catholic High School. 

Dennis Hoff, EA

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Dennis Hoff is a Tax Manager with Mira + Kolena. Dennis is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and graduated from the University of Toledo. Dennis has over twenty eight years of experience with regional and local public accounting firms providing tax and accounting services to closely-held businesses. Dennis is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Lisa Vagt, CPA

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Lisa Vagt has been the manager of the audit department with Mira + Kolena since January 2014. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Toledo and began her career in public accounting with Mira + Kolena in 2007. She has over nine years of experience auditing closely-held businesses and non-profit organizations including experience with employee benefit plans and governmental auditing standards. 

Lisa is a member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPAs and has been the Assistant Treasurer for the Toledo Opera for over four years.

Joanna Lohr, CPA

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Joanna began her career with Mira + Kolena after graduating from college in 1999. Joanna is a CPA and earned a degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. While leaving Mira + Kolena for three years, she worked in corporate accounting with a local John Deere dealership. Upon returning to Mira + Kolena in 2006 as a tax senior, she was promoted to tax manager in January 2015. Joanna has over twelve years of experience in providing audit and tax services to a variety of small businesses and individuals. 

Joanna is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certificated Public Accountants.

Judith P. Grodi

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Judi has been the firm administrator with Mira + Kolena since 2001. Prior to coming to Mira + Kolena, Judi was office manager at an affiliate of a health care services provider. Judi has over thirty years of experience in business management. 

Judi is active in the community and has served on many not-for-profit committees.
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