K. James Hunt New CEO of Arnett Carbis Toothman

K. James Hunt New CEO of Arnett Carbis Toothman

K. James Hunt & Steven Robey

K. James Hunt has been named CEO of Charleston, W.Va.-based Arnett Carbis Toothman (FY18 net revenue of $37.4 million).

Hunt succeeds Steven Robey who served as CEO for the last 10 years. “Hunt and Robey have worked together, hand-in-hand, over the last several years to make ACT what it is today,” the firm announced.

The transition is part of the firm’s succession plan, which has been in the works the last three years.

“Transitioning out of the CEO role is bittersweet,” says Robey, who will continue working full time serving clients. “I love what I do, and loved what I did as chief executive officer, but I recognize when it’s time to pass the torch to the next generation of leaders. With the dedication and leadership that James has exhibited in all of the years I’ve known him, under his direction, ACT has a bright and exciting future ahead.”

Hunt, who has been in public accounting for nearly 30 years, specializing in health care, will oversee day-to-day operations, and guide firm strategy, growth, innovation and culture. He will lead the executive committee and serve as the firm’s health care services coordinator.

“Steve led ACT for 10 years with consistent passion, dedication and thoughtfulness. The positive impact he had on ACT is undeniable,” Hunt says.

ACT has nearly 300 team members, 32 partners and eight offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.