ATA Announces Staff Enhancements : Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs Hires Business Development Director and Promotes Accounting Staff


To celebrate growth and improve efficiency, Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs has announced some staff enhancements.

Gil Fletcher has joined ATA as its new Director of Business Development. He will work in the Jackson office. A UT Martin graduate, Gil has retired twice: from a 33 year career in the banking industry and from a 3 year career as the Executive Director of the Humboldt Chamber. Utilizing his business experience, his efforts will compliment the firm’s relationship-focused marketing efforts to develop new business opportunities. He is married to ATA Principal Judy Fletcher.

Several team members have also received promotions for their hard work and dedication. They include:

  • Melanie Berry, CPA and Julie Travis, CPA have been promoted to Senior Manager,
  • Gabrielle Lorbiecki, CPA and Shelley Swearingen, CPA have been promoted to Manager; and
  • Chloe Humphrey is now a Senior Accountant.


“ATA continues to grow because we have such qualified and passionate team members,” said Al Creswell, CPAand Chief Manager, Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs. “It’s my privilege to welcome Gil to our team and to recognize these individuals who are being promoted. These announcements reiterate our commitment to showing respect for our clients and staff and to striving for excellence in the accounting field.”

Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the Mid-South and was named the seventh largest accounting firm in the State of Tennessee by American City Business Journals in 2011. Founded in 1946, ATA offers a comprehensive array of tax, audit, accounting, consulting, and wealth management services. With offices located in Dyersburg, Henderson, Jackson, Martin, McKenzie, Milan, Paris, Trenton and Union City, Tennessee and Murray, Kentucky, ATA has 16 partners and approximately 140 team members.

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