Crow Shields Bailey participated in the Young Professionals – Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce‘s 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament supporting Spanish Fort Public Library‘s summer reading program. Although we did not win the tournament, we were proud to contribute to this cause and network with other local professionals. Thank you to Frank Shepard of the Young Professionals for organizing this great event.
Ryan Damrich has been admitted as the newest Crow Shields Bailey Shareholder. In the five years Ryan has been with CSB, he has played a vital role in our firm. Ryan has presented innovative ideas and built trusting relationships with clients, and his leadership and dedication help us to continue to reach beyond the numbers every day. Ryan has extensive experience in multi-state corporate, partnership and individual taxation, tax planning for businesses and high net-worth individuals, consulting for small businesses, and international taxation. Cheers, and welcome to CSB’s Leadership Team, Ryan!
Congratulations to Crow Shields Bailey team members, Hope Hickman, Andrew Bailey and Kirsten Sokom, who received promotions. Learn more about their new positions and areas of expertise below.
Hope Hickman has been promoted to manager. As a part of our audit team, her areas of expertise include QuickBooks, employee benefit plans, construction contractors, retail, wholesale, and condominium associations.
Andrew Bailey has been promoted to supervisor. As a part of our tax team, his areas of expertise include high net-worth individuals; closely-held businesses and family limited partnerships; estate, trust, and gift taxation and planning; and business valuations.
Kirsten Sokom has also been promoted to supervisor. As a part of our audit team, her areas of expertise include auditing of employee benefit plans; contractors; municipalities; not-for-profits; multi-state distributors; professional employer organizations; accounting for condominium and homeowner associations; and individual, partnership, and corporate taxation.
Crow Shields Bailey had the privilege of participating in the annual Light of the Village (LOV) Christmas party, an event our team looks forward to every year. LOV’s mission is to share Christ’s message of faith, hope and love with the inner city, one person at a time. Members of our team had the opportunity to pair up with a child, get to know and play with them, and watch their excitement as they open their gifts.
CSB is proud to support LOV and the work they do for the inner city, including free after school care for children in high-crime, low-income areas. Learn more at www.lightofthevillage.org.
Members of our team participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Alabama Walk on October 28. 2017. A cause deeply important to our firm, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the largest breast cancer awareness events in the United States. Thank you to all who attended.
On October 12, Crow Shields Bailey hosted a blood drive at our Mobile office in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims. Members of our Mobile team, their families, our friends from Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP, and neighbors from Victory Health Partners took time out of their days to contribute to the drive. We are grateful for everyone’s participation, and for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for making it possible.
Our John Shields was recently named a member of the Federal Tax Clinic Board of Directors which helps contribute and award $60,000 in scholarships to five students in the MTA program and five students studying tax law at The University of Alabama.
We’re proud to have John represent Crow Shields Bailey as a board member and support students working hard for our industry.