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Why CSB?

December 5, 2018

Kenny Crow, CPA | Managing Shareholder | Published by Crow Shields Bailey

Why CSB?

At Crow Shields Bailey PC (CSB), the culture is focused on putting our team first. As a result of that, we experience tremendous success in recruiting the best and the brightest—professionals that bring fun and passion into our work environment every day.

We work hard for the opportunity to play hard. Our creativity is fostered through open dialogue and being receptive to new ideas and better ways to combine our diverse talents to achieve a desired result.

CSB takes great pride in our community involvement. Individually, we encourage our team to explore passions, utilize their talents, and openly give time and resources to worthy causes that positively impact our region. Each year, CSB selects an annual charity focus, and our team donates 20 or more hours a month to other philanthropic efforts.

When you join CSB, we invest in your future. We help you identify a meaningful career path and train you to optimize your potential. We discovered a long time ago that the success of our team members in climbing the ladder to the top only fuels our practice growth. Everyone wants to help each other expand their skill set, and work together to support our firm’s mission.

Our RSM alliance partnership provides consistent training and leadership development opportunities. So, if you were a bit shy about making presentations to professionals, speaking to a group of bankers, or having a high-level conversation with an important client or prospect, your confidence will soar after attending peer training programs across the country. CSB has evolved into a well-respected firm known for its consultative approach to helping clients achieve their financial goals.

So my question is, why not join a firm like CSB, where peers respect you, where you are challenged to become the best version of yourself, and where you have a high probability to succeed personally and professionally?


Crow Shields Bailey Shareholder Gina McKellar Awarded Best CPA in Local Nappie Awards

July 18, 2018—Crow Shields Bailey PC (CSB) is proud to announce that Gina McKellar, CPA, CVA, has been awarded The Lagniappe 2018 Nappie Award for Best CPA. This well-deserved accomplishment recognizes top local businesses, professionals, and places voted by Gulf Coast readers. With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, Gina McKellar is CSB’s tax and human resources shareholder, who specializes in accounting and auditing, tax, business valuations, tax planning, business consulting, and litigation support. We invite you to learn more about Gina’s career path, industry passion, and perspective on how the Gulf Coast’s revitalization continues to impact CSB clients’ personal and business financial goals.

Lifelong Passion for Accounting

Gina was born and raised in Mobile, and has been passionate about math since her earlier school days at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. This love of numbers is what originally attracted her to the accounting profession, but technology keeps her interested in the shifting ability to impact businesses. “The field of accounting is rapidly changing with the rise of technology, and CSB has made it a priority to integrate new practices as the industry shifts towards digital trends. As this change happens, our accountants look forward to taking on a larger role in consulting for our clients, versus simply preparing tax returns.”

Problem Solving

Although her love for math originally led Gina to an accounting career, her desire to be a problem-solver for her clients’ unique demands is what keeps her motivated on a daily basis.

Gulf Coast Progress

Gina believes that as the Gulf Coast continues to flourish, so will CSB’s clients, employees, and community impact. “This is an exciting time to be part of the development across the Gulf Coast, and help our clients continue to grow as a result of local revitalization and innovation.” Gina is married to Charles McKellar and mother to Brian, Bradley, and Thomas Russell. In her free time, she is an avid runner and gardener, and currently serves as McGill-Toolen Catholic Foundation president.

Our CSB team is proud to work with passionate team members like Gina and congratulates this caring and talented professional on her well-deserved Nappie Award.

Crow Shields Bailey team members attend RSM US Alliance’s Leadership Conference

Crow Shields Bailey team members attended RSM US Alliance’s (RSM) 2017 Leadership Conference in Chicago from October 23-27. This year’s conference theme was “Innovate. Collaborate. Elevate.,” and provided our team with opportunities to build relationships and network within the RSM US Alliance community, and develop leadership, innovation and advisory skills to share with our firm. From the Innovation Challenge, to the inspiring keynote speakers, Mark Koziel and Peter Sheahan, our team enjoyed the opportunity for professional development within our industry.


Kenny Crow Appointed to President’s Cabinet at the University of Alabama

Crow Shields Bailey Managing Partner Kenny Crow has been appointed to the President’s Cabinet at The University of Alabama.

According to the University, “The President’s Cabinet functions as an advisory group whose responsibility includes providing the president with information on community needs, engaging in a free exchange of ideas, assisting the President by interpreting and responding to proposed future directions under consideration by the University, and in financially supporting the University.”

Join us as we commend Kenny on this prestigious appointment.