News Owensboro, KY


Owensboro, Ky. — Regional accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is expanding its presence in Owensboro, Ky. through the acquisition of local firm Wathen and Company, PLLC owned by Vernon Wathen, CPA, effective January 1, 2022.

ATA has built a presence in Owensboro as a result of a 2017 acquisition of Myriad CPA Group. The acquisition of Wathen and Company allows for ATA’s further growth in the Owensboro 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. “Wathen and Company is a natural fit, and we see a bright future for our firm in the Owensboro area.”

Wathen and two staff members will continue to serve clients as ATA team members as a result of this transition. ATA Owensboro will operate at a new location at 300 Southtown Boulevard Floor 3, Owensboro, KY 42303.

Wathen can be reached directly at



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, 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.