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The People of McDermott

A critical element in choosing any professional services firm is an evaluation of the individuals who will provide service to your Company. At McDermott & Associates, our clients can count on over 90 years of combined Property Tax experience.
Our people really do make the difference!

John L. McDermott

John is President and Founder of McDermott & Associates. John has over 35 years of assessment experience including 5 years as Area Director of Property Tax for a “Big Four” Firm, 10 years of experience as the Northeast Manager for a national property tax consulting firm, and 10 years as Assessor for the City of Hartford, Connecticut. John has served as instructor for over 60 courses and workshops for the International Association of Assessing Officers and also was selected as Sub Committee Co-Chairman of the 1995 Property Tax Reform Commission, including drafting of major revisions to Connecticut General Statutes. John holds the Designation of Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II.

Andrew J. DiSalvo

Andrew is Director of Personal Property Tax Services with McDermott & Associates specializing in multi-state personal property tax and engagement management. Andrew has over nine years of public accounting experience, including 8 with a “Big Four” firm. He has over seven years of property tax experience, including real estate and personal property taxation. Andrew also has significant large account management experience including directing personal property tax engagements for major retail, real estate development and diversified multinational industrial accounts. Andrew is a recognized subject matter expert on personal property tax, audit defense; fixed asset verification and asset register reconstruction. Andrew has performed over 30 multi site reviews for technology and manufacturing companies resulting in annual personal property tax savings in excess of $3MM annually. Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the AICPA. Andrew earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Hartford, Cum Laude.

Richard K. Wandy

Rick is a Consultant with McDermott & Associates. Rick has over 30 years of assessment experience. Rick’s experience includes 22 years as Personal Property Assessor for the City of Hartford, Connecticut, two years as a Property Tax Manager for a “Big Four” firm and one year as the Assessor for the Town of Simsbury, Connecticut. Rick has authored courses for the International Association of Assessing Officers and is a nationally recognized specialist on personal property issues including providing expert witness testimony in a number of landmark cases. Rick earned a BS in Business from New York University.

Trudy McDermott

Trudy is a Consultant with McDermott & Associates. Trudy has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of assessment practices. Trudy’s experience includes over 20 years as Assessor for the Town of Columbia, CT. Trudy holds the Designation of Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II and is a Life Member of the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers.


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