ROBIN NARRON, CPA
Robin is a Certified Public Accountant and the Managing Partner at Merritt Narron, PLLC, a CPA firm in Zebulon, North Carolina. Robin grew up in the area and has many ties to Zebulon. One of her favorite jobs was with the local baseball team, the Carolina Mudcats. She began her career in Public Accounting with Merritt & Petway, CPA’s. She spent much of her career working with Charter Schools and was a Partner with a company that provided financial services for most NC charter schools. She worked with GA and SC charter schools also. Robin has worked as a CPA for several years. Robin has recently obtained her insurance and securities licenses with her husband’s company. As Les looked at retirement, he decided that Robin would be a great person to continue his legacy in Zebulon. Robin has experience in public accounting, in governmental accounting, and with small businesses. Robin and her husband have owned several small businesses over the years. She has assisted several 501(c)(3) organizations with the approval process. Robin is excited to meet and work with many individuals and small businesses in the area. In her free time, Robin enjoys the beach and time with her family. She was an original board member for Wake County First Priority, an outreach ministry that shares the Christian faith in public school settings, and she was involved with starting the ministry in Wake County. She has volunteered on other boards and in other capacities during her career. Robin’s children and their ties to the community through school and extracurricular activities have made it easy for her to be involved with several groups in the local area.
LES MERRITT, CPA, CFP PROFESSIONAL
Mr. Les Merritt has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) professional since 1981 and he became a Certified Financial Planner TM professional in 1986. He served as State Auditor of North Carolina from January 2005 until January 2009 and as executive director of the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service, Inc. from mid-2009 until early 2011. He was the first Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to serve as North Carolina’s State Auditor. As State Auditor, he served on North Carolina’s Council of State, as a member of the Local Government Commission, and led an agency with more than 200 employees, all responsible for the fiscal and financial accountability of all elements of the government of the state of North Carolina. Before he was elected State Auditor, Merritt was an owner and managing partner in privately held accounting and auditing firms for over twenty (20) years.