Gary Bamat is a life long native of Central Pennsylvania. He grew up in the Philipsburg area and graduated from the Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Over the next thirty plus years, he has worked in all phases of accounting and taxes in the mining and highway construction industries. He was the CFO when he left the highway construction company. In early 2009, Gary started GB Accounting Services, Inc. Having always worked in large corporations, he wanted to start an accounting business where he could apply his thirty plus years of business and accounting knowledge to small and start-up businesses in Central PA. He felt there was a niche in the community to hire a reliable accounting firm at a reasonable price and help these businesses grow and prosper. Gary and his wife Janet live in State College and raised two sons, Mark and Paul. He is active in the Chamber of Commerce and has served in the Chamber Connect mentorship program. His hobbies are reading, golfing and cheering on Penn State sports.