- In 2015, Jason was awarded the Financial Executive of the Year – Rising Star Award by the Central Penn Business Journal
- In 2012, Jason was honored by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of the regions Forty under 40 for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service
- In 2011, Jason was recognized by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as one of the State’s 40 under 40 members to watch
- Jason and his wife Stacy are both licensed CPAs and have worked with over 100+ golf courses
Jason serves as CFO for Brown Golf Management. Prior to joining Brown Golf in 2011, Jason provided outsourced accounting and finance functions for golf courses nationwide through his practice – Harshbarger & Company LLC.
From 2002 to 2006 he served as Corporate Controller for a national golf course company which owned and operated 29 golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic.
Jason also spent five years in public accounting, four of them with Ernst & Young. During his four years with Ernst & Young, Jason served public and private clients throughout Central Pennsylvania and across the country, including those in industries such as sports and entertainment, technology and consumer and industrial products manufacturing. He was primarily responsible for the completion of financial statement and other compliance audits, SEC filings and acquisition accounting for multi-location companies, including foreign subsidiaries.
In 1996, Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an Accounting concentration from Shippensburg University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and has maintained his CPA certification since 1999. He is a past Vice President of Education for the Harrisburg Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and served on the Board of Directors for Family Support of Central Pennsylvania, a child abuse prevention and education organization. Currently he is a member of the PICPA’s Speakers Bureau and Relations with Schools and Colleges Committees.