The Miami Herald Recognizes Gerson Preston for Work with Overtown Students

Miami accounting firm Gerson Preston has hired two interns from the Miami Summer Jobs Connect program for low-income youths. From left, Ivan Lopez of Gerson Preston’s IT department, intern Andres Arcia, Gerson Preston CPA Carrie Baron, intern Hilairee Lubin and CPA Stuart Rohatiner, who is a firm partner.

Stuart Rohatiner, a Gerson Preston partner who supervises Hilairee and Andres, began working with the Overtown Youth Center after he met center executive director Tina Brown a few years ago. At first, he gave talks to area parents about financial literacy. When the youth center joined the city of Miami in administering the summer jobs program, Gerson Preston became a partner and Rohatiner agreed to supervise paid interns ($8.25 per hour) at the firm.

Rohatiner said that Gerson Preston is dedicated to helping its interns succeed and that firm founders, including partner Gary Gerson, have spent their professional lives giving back to the community.

“The founders here, have always been about education and exposure,” Rohatiner said. “This is just carrying on the tradition.”