We are excited to announce the promotion of Allen Johnson from Tax Associate to Tax Senior. Allen joined TLG in 2019 and is an invaluable asset to our tax team. Allen is hardworking, diligent, and always eager to lend a hand. Whether it’s on the kickball field or at the office, Allen is the kind of person you want on your team! Please join us in congratulating Allen on his well-earned promotion. Way to go, Bald Eagle!

We are pleased to welcome Will Clifton to the TLG team. Will has always loved numbers and is currently studying at College of Charleston. “Everything has a place and it has to add up, so there is a very steady and calculated problem and solution.” When Will isn’t problem solving at C of C, you can find him on the golf course.

Please join us in welcoming Will to the TLG team!

We are pleased to announce that Jerrica Hamilton has joined the TLG team as a Tax Intern. Jerrica, who fell in love with accounting in high school, is currently studying at College of Charleston. When she isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys fishing, an afternoon on the water, and snuggles with her puppy.

Please join us in welcoming Jerrica to the TLG team!

Jamal Sangster, TLG Intern

Jamal is originally from Chicago, IL and attended Benedict College and Strayer University.  He decided to pursue accounting because he enjoys working with numbers.  Jamal’s experience includes entity tax returns, and he is excited to learn more about individual tax during his internship with TLG.  Jamal’s hobbies include cooking and grilling for his family and friends, reading, and sports.

Please join us in welcoming Jamal!

Beginning in January 2021, we will be implementing our new tax return delivery software, SafeSend Returns. This new platform will automate the delivery, review, and signature of your federal and state income tax returns from the convenience of your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
 SafeSend Returns is user-friendly, highly secure, IRS approved, and an easier way for you to manage your tax return. We will use SafeSend Returns to electronically deliver your tax return unless you contact our office to opt-out.

Please take note of the email address noreply@safesendreturns.com. Please add this email to your safe list to prevent it from being categorized as spam or junk. For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome.
Click here to watch a short video about SafeSend Returns

The mission of The First Tee of Greater Charleston is to positively impact the lives of our local youth by providing structured educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

On September 28, 2020, golf enthusiasts will take the formidable challenge to play 100 holes of golf in one day to raise money and awareness for First Tee of Greater Charleston. Golfers will play all day – walking, running, and riding 20+ miles, and taking hundreds of swings. 

Please join us in wishing GOOD LUCK to our very own Daniel Wooten as he tackles 100 holes!


Mark, a Senior Tax Manager, joined our team in August 2020. Mark graduated from Trinity International University where he received a Bachelor’s in Accounting while starring as the kicker for the school football team and top scorer on the soccer team. Mark thrives in a team environment which makes him a perfect fit for The Lanning Group.

Mark strives to be a trusted advisor for clients and takes great pride in providing a sense of understanding in complex situations. He has worked in public accounting for over 10 years and specializes in closely held businesses, individual and business tax planning, and real estate transactions.

In 2017, Mark and his wife relocated from the Chicago area to Charleston where they live with their dog Coco. Mark enjoys the outdoors and continues to stay active in the community by serving on the board of the Coastal Chapter of SCACPA.

Please join us in giving Mark a warm welcome!

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the promotion of Stephanie Spinucci, CPA as a Senior Tax Manager at The Lanning Group.

Stephanie has worked with Carrie Lanning for close to fourteen years, climbing the ranks with her dedication and commitment to the firm. Stephanie has always shown initiative in the performance of her duties, even going above and beyond what is expected of her, in order to ensure that her clients receive quality customer service. In addition, she leads the firm’s training initiative and recruiting efforts.

Let us all congratulate Stephanie on this promotion!

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the promotion of Lucy Brenner, CPA as the new Director of Private Client Services.

Lucy joined The Lanning Group in December 2017 and has worked as a Tax Manager until her promotion on June 1, 2020. She has an interest in specialized tax services such as multi-state, foreign, real estate transactions, and the ever-changing tax code. Lucy has shown exemplary performance, dedication, and commitment to her work, and is an integral part of The Lanning Group.

Let us all congratulate Lucy on this promotion, and wish her luck for all her future undertakings.