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ATA CPAs & Advisors Names New Partner


Union City, Tenn. — ATA, a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm, names Charles Peery as the newest partner. Peery helps lead the Union City, Tenn. office and has been with ATA for over seven years. Charles is a certified public accountant, specializing in tax and audit. In his new leadership role, Charles will be responsible for managing client relationships, helping guide those clients to future success, and also helping ATA team members further their professional careers. 

“Charles has shown great success in cultivating relationships with clients as well as being a rising community leader, said John Whybrew, Managing Partner of ATA. “I commend him on his growth and commitment to ATA.” 

“I am excited to be a part of a firm with such a long legacy of providing clients with professional excellence,” said Peery. “Our existing partner group, and those that came before, provided a great example of how to service our clients through intentional relationships and seeking continuous innovation. I look forward to what the future holds at ATA.” 

Peery received his undergraduate degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2015. Peery has been married to his wife Kylie since 2013. Together, they have four children, Miloh, Madix, Carlisle, and Carisse, who keep them busy with church, school, sports, dance, singing, and pageants. 

Peery is the board chair and prior treasurer for United Way of Obion County, board member for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, board of directors member for the Global Citizen Adventure Corps, and member as well as former board member of Kiwanis Club of Union City. Charles was recognized in the past as one of Obion County’s young professionals 31 under 31, he is a graduate of Obion County Leadership, and is a recent graduate of the WestStar Leadership Program.



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 ATA Employment Solutions is a comprehensive human resource management agency.

 ATA has 15 office locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi. Recognized as an IPA Top 150 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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