Sax Expands Not-For-Profit Consulting Expertise with the Addition of Lauren Frary as Director of Strategic Business Transformation

Parsippany, NJ, October 7, 2022 — Nationally ranked accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, has announced the addition of Lauren Frary, MA, LRC as Director of Strategic Business Transformation to round out the firm’s established Not-for-Profit Practice, effective October 3, 2022.

In her role at Sax, Lauren will lend her 35 years of experience to provide consultative services to nonprofit organizations to develop goals and ultimately improve overall functionality and productivity.  Lauren specializes in organizational assessment, nonprofit leadership training, leadership transition and succession planning, board development and governance, strategic planning, fundraising and program development.  Working alongside Sax’s audit, tax, wealth management and technology teams, Lauren will guide and support nonprofits and provide direct access to experienced and professional resources to meet challenges and drive positive outcomes.

April Kushner, Co-Leader of Sax’s Not-for-Profit Practice explains, “The Director of Strategic Transformation position was uniquely created within Sax to allow nonprofit organizations to benefit from a full range of services to meet their current and future needs in all areas of their organization’s structure.”  She continues, “while other tax and accounting firms have consultants on staff that specialize in one or two areas that are meaningful to nonprofits, Lauren brings exceptional talent that enables her to provide a full suite of services that will positively impact our clients and the nonprofit community.  We are lucky to have her on the team.”

Lauren is an experienced fundraiser and has expertise in building community relationships and cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with corporate and business partners.  Prior to joining Sax, she worked in several nonprofit organizations, both as an employee and a consultant.  Lauren had a 32-year career with The Arc of Somerset County (NJ).  Over those three decades, Lauren held a variety of positions that gave her a wide array of experience and opportunities to hone her leadership skills. By working in various capacities and rising through the ranks to ultimately Executive Director, Lauren understands the nuances of all levels of an organization.  Through her leadership, Lauren drove her organization to numerous awards and accolades for outstanding work as an advocacy organization.

“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with a reputable firm such as SAX LLP,” said Lauren.  “This new initiative to have a nonprofit professional on staff to support and enhance their current work will uniquely position the firm to continue to play a major role in the future of the business community.”

Lauren’s leadership, passion, and dedication to the individuals she serves have been acknowledged through various accolades and awards at both the local and state level.  This includes Professional of the Year (The Arc of Somerset County), The Martin Papish Award for Outstanding Service (The Arc of NJ) and The Executive Excellence Award (The Arc of NJ). Lauren has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College in the Humanities Department.

Lauren’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts in Guidance, Counseling and Educational Leadership from Montclair University, and a Post Masters Certificate in Family Therapy from the NJ Center for Family Studies.  Lauren is a Certified Social Worker in New Jersey, a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in New Jersey, a Certified Grant Writer, and a Certified Interim Executive Director.

About Sax LLP

Sax LLP is a 45-partner led, Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of privately held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. With offices in Parsippany, NJ, Pennington, NJ and New York City, NY, Sax has specialized expertise that benefits clients in our largest vertical markets. Sax provides added value to clients through advisory services that include but are not limited to Cybersecurity and Managed IT, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory, HR Consulting, Valuation, Forensic & Litigation and Wealth Management. Sax has been nationally ranked and listed among the Top Accounting Firms by NJBIZ, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), Accounting Today and Forbes. For more information, please visit

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