We are proud to announce that staff CPA Keri Jones was selected as one of this year’s 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend Magazine. According to the magazine, “For the 18th year, Georgia Trend presents a group of 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 – the state’s best and brightest. The honorees represent business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, conservation and education.”
Ms. Jones was also recently featured in the Tifton Gazette.
Here is Ms. Jones’ feature from the Georgia Trend article:
Jones has a local reputation as a “leadership junkie,” a moniker that suits the community-driven Tifton CPA just fine.
“When it comes to personal leadership development, I soak it all up,” she says. “I enjoy learning from others and passing it on.”
Bettering her hometown also is part of the 2013 Leadership Georgia graduate’s fiber; among Jones’ service ventures, she co-founded Tiftarea Young Professionals and helped spearhead Tift County’s recent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) campaign.
“My favorite community service activities are ones that invite input and allow collaboration and participation,” she says.
Jones returned to school five years into a marketing career to become a CPA. At Allen Pritchett and Bassett LLP, she helps nonprofits and others with their financial reporting needs.
“I like learning what challenges [clients] are facing and then developing efficient and effective strategies to help them reach their goals,” she says.
We would also like to congratulate MJay Hall of Kelley Manufacturing Company, also from Tifton, on being selected to this year’s list.