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Alexander Thompson Arnold Names New Partner


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Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is excited to name Elizabeth Russell Owen as the newest partner at ATA. Owen helps lead the Paris, Tenn. office and has been with ATA for six and a half years. She is a certified public accountant, specializing in tax services. In her new role as a partner, she will be responsible for the 1040 practice for the Paris location and client accounting services.


“Elizabeth is a team player, works hard and has demonstrated the ability to maintain exceptional relationships with clients,” said John Whybrew, Managing Partner of ATA. “This promotion was well-deserved. We are excited to see Elizabeth continue to contribute to our firm as we move forward.”

Owen is a member of the ATA tax committee, the employee engagement committee and helps develop internal training programs. She handles all of the Paris office’s tax correspondence and is redesigning the client accounting services practice.


“As I began my career at ATA, I recognized the opportunities offered for career growth,” said Owen. “It has been my goal to be admitted as a partner for several years. I hope to play a part in advancing the firm in the coming years as a partner.”


Owen received her undergraduate degree in accounting, international business and political science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013. She received her Master of Accountancy from Belmont University in 2014.


Owen has been married to her husband Kody since 2016. They recently welcomed their son, Abbott Shaw, to their family.


Owen is a graduate of Leadership Carroll County, a program that builds community awareness and produces stronger leaders in the county each year. She is also a 2017 graduate of the WestStar Leadership Program; her class developed WestTeach, a program that allows teachers to stay in the classroom but also learn to be leaders in their communities. Owen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Paris Rotary Club.



About Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA)

ATA is a long-term business advisor to its clients and provides other services that are not traditionally associated with accounting. For example, Revolution Partners, ATA’s wealth management entity provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; Sodium Halogen focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products; Adelsberger Marketing offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; and newly added ATAES a comprehensive human resource management agency.


ATA has 13 office locations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. Recognized as an IPA Top 200 regional accounting firm, it provides a wide array of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services for clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to publicly traded companies and international corporations. ATA is also an alliance member of BDO USA LLP, a top five global accounting firm, which provides additional resources and expertise for clients.


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