Council member Anna Lopez Brosche sells her shareholder stake in CPA firm

She had been with Ennis, Pellum & Associates for 16½ years.

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Jacksonville City Council member Anna Lopez Brosche, who challenged Mayor Lenny Curry in the 2019 mayoral race, has sold her shareholder stake in CPA firm Ennis, Pellum & Associates and left the company.

Brosche confirmed her departure Wednesday. Brosche, who left the firm in April, had been with Ennis, Pellum & Associates for 16½ years.

Brosche held leadership roles since joining the firm in 2002, including chief operating officer in 2007. She was named managing shareholder in 2010.

According to the company's website, effective in June, Brosche has taken on an advisory role with the firm's shareholders.

Brosche did not say Wednesday why she left Ennis, Pellum & Associates but said she intends to still practice as a CPA.

“I'm looking for new challenges after 16 1/2 years of driving, guiding and directing (Ennis, Pellum & Associates) and creating an awarding-winning best place to work,” she said.

She said she was “looking forward to passing it along to the outstanding team members that are still there to carry the torch.”

Brosche, whose council term ends June 30, said she is taking time to “look into new opportunities.”

The single-term Republican council member did not run for reelection in 2019, instead challenging Curry — a first-term Republican incumbent. She received 24% of the vote in the March 19 contest to Curry's 57.8%.

Brosche served as council president last term. She often was critical of Curry on issues such as moving to demolish The Jacksonville Landing without a full redevelopment plan and keeping the Downtown Investment Authority fully independent of City Hall.