West Henrietta, NY— The Lewis family of companies announced today the expansion of its leadership team with two key hires: Jeff Kyles, Vice President of Finance and Kara Roth, Director of Strategic Staffing.
“Jeff’s extensive financial leadership and Kara’s unique blend of employer branding and talent acquisition experience truly strengthen the diverse expertise of our senior leadership team,” said Thomas Rogers, President and CEO. “We continue to build tremendous strength in the leadership of our organization as we navigate an era of unprecedented growth. Jeff and Kara each play a critical role in supporting our evolution and maximizing our performance.”
Jeffrey A. Kyles, Vice President of Finance
Prior to Lewis, Jeff served as CFO/Finance Director at Bonduelle USA where he provided financial and strategic support to operations and sales. He has over 25 years of experience in financial operations, asset utilization, business process reengineering and vendor negotiations.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from St. John Fisher College. He is also a New York State licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Western & Central New York Region.
Kara Roth, Director of Strategic Staffing
Kara Roth is a graduate of Syracuse University and began her career in the fast-paced branding scene in New York City. Her love for bringing people and brands together grew through her Creative Director and Business Development roles in top-tier advertising agencies. In 2014, Kara made the shift to apply her branding expertise to the world of talent. Working with American Express, she spearheaded a shift toward a “shared culture of success” in a high-performing call center environment.
About Lewis: The Lewis family of companies is a values-based, employee-owned firm employing over 4,700 team members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1938, Lewis is celebrating 80 years as leaders in the vegetation management business. Lewis serves its customers and communities with three independent service lines: utility line clearing and storm restoration, primarily through Lewis Tree Service, Inc.; railway and highway vegetation control, primarily through Wilderness USA, Inc., and residential and commercial tree care, primarily through Carolina Tree Care.