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Our Staff

EDWARDS PLATT MEYER, PA is built on a proud tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking. Our staff's experience and academic credentials give our clients the depth of knowledge you'll find in a larger firm, while our dedication to superior customer service offers the personal, one-on-one approach smaller firms are known for.

We hope you'll take a few minutes to get acquainted with our staff!


  • J. B. Edwards, CPA, Founder Emeritus, (1884 - 1966)
  • Charles L. Edwards, CPA, Founder Emeritus, ( 1924 - 2018 )





Randell L. Platt, CPA
Partner Emeritus ( 1957 - 2016 )

A Plant City native, graduated from University of Florida in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, joined the firm in 1982. Married (Lesli) with 2 children. Enjoyed Gators sports and his 2007 Shelby GT500.



Robert C. Meyer, CPA
Partner, President

Born in Akron, OH; Graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Akron in 1979; Moved to Florida in 1980; Joined the Firm and moved to Plant City in 2004. - Ext. 115


Carol Cothern
Accounting Manager

Born and raised in Bartow and has lived in Lakeland since 1976. She received an AA Degree from Polk Community College and has worked for CPA firms since 1979, and has been with EPM since 2000. A QuickBooks Pro advisor, and also consults on Peachtree/Sage50 software. - Ext. 109


Felita Keene
Office Manager

A native Floridian, started working for the firm in 1980 while still in high school. Loves traveling, shopping & chocolate; therefore, her motto is "Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt." - Ext. 101