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ATA WELCOMES NEW PARTNER – MILAN, TN

ATA WELCOMES NEW PARTNER

MILAN, TN. — ATA adds Miles Anderson, CPA to its partner group, effective January 1, 2024.

Miles began his career at ATA over ten years ago. He has worked in a variety of industries but has created a focus in ERISA audits and tax services for individuals and businesses.  As partner, he will help lead the Milan location and be responsible for meeting client’s needs and goals as well as mentoring and providing professional development to others in the firm.

“Congratulations to Miles on his contributions and hard work,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “Exciting times are ahead for him and the future of our firm. Without a doubt, Miles will make a positive impact in his new role.”

“I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to take the next step to grow professionally in my career,” said Miles Anderson.  “The leadership of ATA has done an exceptional job in mentoring me and instilling core values important to our firm that revolve around customer relationships. I look forward to what the future holds at ATA.”

Miles received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Christian Brothers University and his Masters of Accountancy from Tennessee Tech University. He is a member of the Member of First United Methodist Church of Milan, TN as well as a founding board member and graduate of Gibson County Leadership Alumni Association.

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About ATA

ATA is an advisory firm that works with clients on all aspects of their business needs. ATA guides its clients towards success by providing consulting services that are not traditionally associated with the accounting industry. For example, Revolution Partners, ATA’s wealth management entity provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; ATA Digital focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products as well as offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; and ATA Employment Solutions is a comprehensive human resource management agency.

ATA has 16 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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ATA NAMES NEW PARTNER – MEMPHIS, TN

ATA NAMES NEW PARTNER

MEMPHIS, TN. – ATA, a regional accounting firm, names Diane Sparks, CPA as the newest partner effective January 1, 2024. With more than 15 years of experience, Diane will help lead the assurance practice in the Memphis, TN office.

As a certified public accountant specializing in  attest work, Diane brings a wealth of expertise to her new leadership role. As a partner, Diane will have several important responsibilities such as client relationship management, guidance for client success, and mentoring others on the ATA team.

“Diane’s promotion to partner signifies her dedication, expertise, and commitment to ATA’s success,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “It’s a significant achievement in her career, and her contributions will further strengthen ATA’s position in the industry.”

“This marks an important milestone in my professional life and am thankful for the support and guidance I have received from ATA leadership and staff throughout my career,” said Diane. “I look forward to the ongoing opportunity to work with our clients to help them meet their requirements.”

Diane received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in 2005. She sat for the CPA exam and obtained her license in 2010. Apart from her professional life, Diane spends quality time with her husband and two children. Her interests are cake decorating and drawing, and she has a passion for traveling to the mountains. Additionally, Diane enjoys singing and actively participates in her church’s worship team.

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 About ATA

ATA is an advisory firm that works with clients on all aspects of their business needs. ATA guides its clients towards success by providing consulting services that are not traditionally associated with the accounting industry. For example, Revolution Partners, ATA’s wealth management entity provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; ATA Digital focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products as well as offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; and ATA Employment Solutions is a comprehensive human resource management agency.

ATA has 16 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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MERGER UNITES MEMPHIS ACCOUNTING FIRM WITH ATA CPAs + ADVISORS PLLC

ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC

227 Oil Well Rd.

Jackson, TN 38305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MERGER UNITES MEMPHIS ACCOUNTING FIRM WITH ATA CPAs + ADVISORS PLLC

Memphis, TN. — Regional accounting firm ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC (ATA) is adding to its West Tennessee presence through a merger with Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis, PLLC (WTD), effective January 1, 2024.

The merger with WTD adds 18 professionals to the ATA team, including Partners Lee Hood and Jeff Hunter as well as Principal Steve Davis. With this merger, ATA will be comprised of 240 employees and 16 locations across four states.

“As a firm our primary focus remains on our clients and our people. We believe that expanding our presence in the Memphis area through the addition of WTD is in line with that focus. With this merger we are adding valuable team members who can help us further expand the opportunities to better serve clients of both firms,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “ATA has been built on the principle of always looking for ways to improve and evolve. We believe that expanding our presence in the growing Memphis market and Covington area are another step in that evolution.”

WTD’s 47 years of expertise ranges from tax preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. It is a premier firm for trust and estate tax reporting.

“We chose to combine practices with ATA because of our common emphasis on serving clients and our core values,” Partner Lee Hood expressed. “As we integrate with ATA, this merger will enhance our capacity to expand our team and strengthen our commitment to addressing clients’ needs. This empowers us to offer customized business strategies that benefit their personal and professional objectives.”

 

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About ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC (ATA)

ATA is a long-term business advisor to its clients and provides other services that are not traditionally associated with accounting. The ATA Family of Firms consists of a team of experts that can benefit every area of your business. Adelsberger Marketing offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; ATAES is a comprehensive human resource management agency; ATA Secure provides cybersecurity services; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; Revolution Partners provides financial planning expertise; and Sodium Halogen focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products.

ATA has 16 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 advisory 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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Murray, KY Press Releases

ATA CPAs + Advisors Names New Partner

Murray, KY. — Congratulations to Ty Ellegood on being named the newest partner at ATA, a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm. With over seven years of dedicated service in the public accounting industry, Ty has proven to be a valuable asset to the firm, helping lead the Murray, KY. office.

As a certified public accountant specializing in tax and audit, Ty brings a wealth of expertise to his new leadership role. In his capacity as a partner, he will have several important responsibilities such as client relationship management, guidance for client success, mentoring and providing professional development to others on the ATA team.

“Ty’s promotion to partner signifies his dedication, expertise, and commitment to ATA’s success,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “It’s a significant achievement in his career, and his contributions will undoubtedly further strengthen ATA’s position in the industry. His clients and colleagues can look forward to continued excellence in service and leadership.”

“I feel very fortunate to be honored with this exciting career advancement and am thankful for the support and guidance I have received from the ATA partners and staff throughout my career,” said Ty. “I look forward to the ongoing opportunity to deliver outstanding service while accommodating the diverse requirements of our clients.”

Ty received both his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting/Information Systems and Master of Business Administration from Murray State University. During this time, Ty interned with ATA and upon graduation in 2016, he joined the firm full-time. Since then, he has earned both his Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations. Ty is devoted to meeting the needs of his clients and managing relationships while serving the Murray area through his personal and professional endeavors.

Ty has been married to his beautiful wife, Lauren, since 2017. Together, they have one son, Hank, who keeps them on their toes. Ty enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as watching and playing a variety of sports.

As a Murray State alum, Ty is an active participant in the Murray community. He serves as Treasurer for the Murray-Calloway County Need Line and is an active member of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Westside Baptist Church.

 

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ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC

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; ATA Digital focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products as well as 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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ATA CPAs & Advisors Names New Partner

ATA CPAs & ADVISORS ANNOUNCES 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.

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ATA PLLC

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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ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD NAMES NEW PARTNER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Alexis Long, Marketing Director

731-427-8571

along@atacpa.net 

Jackson, Tenn., September 22, 2022 – Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA), a business advisory and CPA firm, is pleased to announce Lori Warden, CPA, CGMA will be joining the firm as an assurance partner.

Warden has a wealth of knowledge with more than 30 years of experience in the assurance field including a background in peer review. She will be the Assurance Practice Leader in her new role with ATA. Warden is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Marshall University.

“Adding Lori to the ATA team will strengthen our bench of expertise in the assurance area,” says Managing Partner, John Whybrew. “With her extensive background, Lori is well positioned to play an integral role in growing and expanding the Assurance Services offered within ATA.”

Lori previously held positions on the Kentucky Board of Accountancy as secretary, treasurer, and president. She is also a former Kentucky Society of CPA’s Board Member, chair of the Kentucky Society Education Foundation, and AICPA Peer Review Board Member.

“I am excited to become a partner at such an outstanding firm. I look forward to the hard work and am excited to assume more responsibility through the advancement of the practice,” said Warden.

Lori and her family live in Kentucky just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Warden is currently treasurer for South West Ohio Residences, a local non-profit. She is also married and has a daughter, who is a nurse in the ICU.

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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 ATAES a comprehensive human resource management agency.

ATA has 15 office locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, 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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ARKANSAS ACCOUNTING FIRM MERGES WITH ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD PLLC

Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC
227 Oil Well Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alexis Long, Marketing Director
731-427-8571
along@atacpa.net

ARKANSAS ACCOUNTING FIRM MERGES WITH ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD PLLC

Hot Springs, Ark. — Regional accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is adding a presence in the state of Arkansas through the acquisition of top local firm JWCK, Ltd., formerly known as Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton, Ltd., effective January 1, 2022.

The merger with JWCK adds 14 professionals to the ATA team, including three principals and two partners, Christina Ellis, CPA and Courtney Moore, CPA. With this merger, ATA will be comprised of 220 employees and 15 locations across four states.

“ATA has had a long-standing interest in establishing a strong presence in Arkansas,” said ATA Managing Partner John Whybrew. “We believe that this strategic merger with JWCK allows the firm to grow in new markets with like-minded professionals as well as continue our multi-year growth plan.”

JWCK’s 60 years of expertise ranges from tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements and financial planning. It is a premier firm for trust and estate tax reporting as well as one of few firms that adhere to the standards to be able to perform audits for entities who receive state and federal monies and audits of financial institutions.

JWCK ranks 14th on the Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s list of the largest accounting firms in the state. The firm has been named Best Accounting Firm in Hot Springs by The Sentinel Record two years in a row, with Ellis being named Best Accountant in Hot Springs the past two years as well.

“Our commitment to serve our community with professionals right here in Hot Springs has led JWCK to merge with ATA,” said Ellis. “Through this merger, we will be able to provide our community with expertise in subject matters beyond what we have in our local office and will be able to devote more time to client relationships by allowing ATA’s entities to handle administrative responsibilities.” 

ATA Hot Springs will operate at 126 Hobson Ave. until May 2022, when they will move into a newly-constructed space at 1720 Higdon Ferry Road. There is also a location in Hot Springs Village, Ark. at 399 Ponce de Leon Drive, Ste. 2.

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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. The ATA Family of Firms consists of a team of experts that can benefit every area of your business. Revolution Partners provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; ATA Secure provides cybersecurity services; 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 ATAES is a comprehensive human resource management agency. 

ATA has 15 office locations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. Recognized as an IPA Top 150 regional accounting firm, it provides a wide array of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory 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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Teasler CPA PLLC Merges with Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC

Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC
5221 Cliff Gookin Boulevard
Tupelo, MS 38801

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Alexis Long, Marketing Director
(731) 427-8571
along@atacpa.net

TEASLER CPA PLLC MERGES WITH ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD PLLC

Tupelo, Miss. — Regional accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) has expanded its presence in Tupelo, Miss. through the acquisition of local firm Teasler CPA PLLC owned by Kate Teasler, CPA, effective July 1, 2021.

ATA has built a presence in Tupelo as a result of a 2017 acquisition of Ashby & Associates PLLC and a 2018 acquisition of Fred Page & Associates P.C. The acquisition of Teasler CPA allows for ATA’s further growth in the Tupelo area. 

“As we continue to grow, it is our top priority to join with firms that embody similar values as ATA,” said ATA managing partner John Whybrew. “Teasler CPA is a natural fit, and we see a bright future for our firm in the Tupelo area.”

Staff member Haley Gilley from Teasler CPA PLLC will join the team at ATA Tupelo and will continue to be the main contact for Teasler’s former clients. Teasler will remain of counsel to the firm.

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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 ATAES is 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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ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD RISES ON THE IPA TOP 200 FIRM LIST

Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC
227 Oil Well Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Alexis Long, Marketing Director
731.427.8571
along@atacpa.net

ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD RISES ON THE IPA TOP 200 FIRM LIST

Jackson, Tenn.– For the seventh consecutive year, Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) has been deemed a top 200 accounting firm in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), an award-winning newsletter for the public accounting profession. ATA increased its standing on the list to 134, two places higher than last year’s ranking of 136.

IPA utilizes net revenues of participating firms as well as the annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms to determine the lists of the 100, 200, 300 and 400 U.S.-based firms.

“ATA is regularly working to improve our firm and our reputation in the public accounting world,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “This recognition from IPA proves that we are making progress toward the goals we have set for the firm and serve as motivation to keep moving forward.”

IPA, founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report, along with other key reports on the profession. The Platt Group assists firms to become more successful through a variety of services.

View the full IPA Top 400 rankings here.

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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 is 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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Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC Announces Leah Bona is Newest Partner

Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC
112 Robertson Road North
Murray, KY 42071

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Alexis Long, Marketing Director
731-427-8571
along@atacpa.net

ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD PLLC ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER

Murray, Ky. — Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is excited to announce Leah Bona, CPA has been admitted as the newest partner at ATA. Bona is being promoted to partner from her position as senior tax manager at the Murray, Ky. office. Bona joined ATA two and a half years ago after a stint in private accounting.

“Leah has proven her leadership skills in her role at the Murray office,” said John Whybrew, managing partner of ATA. “Her wealth of experience in the accounting industry makes her invaluable to our team. We are excited to see Leah’s career, as well as our firm, further develop through this promotion.”

Bona has over 15 years of experience in public accounting as well as over 10 years of experience in private accounting as a controller and CFO. Her responsibilities at ATA include tax and financial planning, preparation of corporate, business and individual tax returns, governmental and nonprofit auditing and an extensive range of accounting services.

“At ATA, we offer an excellent and diverse range of client services, and I believe there is an incredible future ahead for our firm,” said Bona. “I feel very fortunate to be honored with this exciting career advancement and am very thankful for the support and guidance I have received from the ATA partners and staff throughout my career.”

Bona graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She received her Master of Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Murray State University in 1996.

Bona serves her community on the finance committee at North Fork Baptist Church. She is a member of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and the Murray State Alumni Association. Bona is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kentucky Society of CPAs.

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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 ATA Employment Solutions is 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.