Colleen Keleher Attends 2017 AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference


Our Colleen Keleher attended the 2017 AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference in Nashville, TN in May. The conference offered attendees education on the latest issues impacting employee benefit plan audits and the opportunity to network with experts, regulators and fellow practitioners.

 

Crow Shields Bailey Team Members Participate in Young Professionals – Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night

Crow Shields Bailey team members participated in Young Professionals – Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night on June 15 at Half Shell Oyster House in Spanish Fort. We represented two teams, The Mad Adders and 110% Whoop Assets, for a night of camaraderie and to support the Eastern Shore Chamber Foundation.

Ten teams competed, and The Mad Adders took home third place.

CSB will continue to support the Young Professionals – Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Baldwin County Young Leaders Society at the 2017 Pencils and Glue for Bingo and Brew on July 27 at Fairhope Brewing Company. Join us for a night of bingo and to raise school supplies and funds for the Fairhope Rotary Youth Club and Ruff Wilson Youth Organization of Daphne.

IMAGINE Leadership Conference Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Edward McConnell, Founder and President of Meridian Global Consulting LLC

Jonathan Edward McConnell, founder and president of Meridian Global Consulting LLC, spoke on the leadership element “values” at our IMAGINE Leadership Conference last week.

Jonathan McConnell is from Mobile, Alabama where he graduated in the Class of 2000 at Davidson High School. He went to Auburn University, where he was elected student body president as a junior, and as an SGA outsider and non-Greek candidate. His election was the highest voter turnout in Auburn’s history. He finished his undergraduate degree in business administration in three years. Following his time at Auburn, he interned for Senator Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C., then joined the United States Marine Corps.

While in the Marines, he served as an Infantry Officer. In July 2006, Lieutenant McConnell deployed to the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq commanding the battalion’s main effort platoon. Coming home in early 2007, McConnell deployed again six months later, but to the Syrian border.  After finishing his second deployment to Iraq, Jonathan checked out of the Marine Corps in two weeks, then literally drove through the night to start law school the next day.

While concluding his first year of law school, and in response to the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates, Jonathan founded Meridian Global Consulting LLC, a global maritime security company.  Meridian places Marine veterans, most of whom served with Jonathan, onboard merchant vessels as they transit across the coast of Somalia.   Jonathan’s company has since conducted ground security operations in West Africa, Southeast Asia and other high-risk areas throughout the world.

We thank Jonathan for sharing his story with our students.

IMAGINE Leadership Conference Speaker Spotlight: Judge Edmond G. Naman of the 13th Judicial Circuit

Judge Edmond G. Naman

Judge Edmond G. Naman of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Mobile, Ala., joined Crow Shields Bailey PC as a speaker at our second annual IMAGINE Leadership Conference.

Judge Naman is the presiding judge at the Mobile County Juvenile Court. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and English at the University of South Alabama and Juris Doctor degree at Jones School of Law.

Judge Naman spoke to our visiting college sophomores and juniors on the leadership element “Voice.”

We thank Judge Naman for sharing his story with our students. Learn more about his accomplishments and dedication to our community here.

IMAGINE Leadership Conference Speaker Spotlight: Scott Tindle, Co-Owner and General Manager of Gulf Coast Ducks and Activation Management

Crow Shields Bailey PC hosted its two-day IMAGINE Leadership Conference to help students imagine and explore what their future career in public accounting might look like.

To help inspire them, we welcomed three guest speakers at our second annual conference, May 18-19, 2017, to present to 13 visiting sophomores and juniors from universities across the south.

Join us as we recognize and give thanks to our guest speakers.

Scott Tindle

IMAGINE Leadership Conference Speaker Spotlight: Scott Tindle, General Manager of Gulf Coast Ducks and Activation Management

Scott Tindle, a native of Mobile, Alabama, inspired students with his presentation on the leadership element “vision” at the IMAGINE Leadership Conference.

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education at Auburn University, Scott earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Upon graduation, Scott entered into the private practice of law working at both a civil defense firm, and serving as in-house counsel and chief operating officer for an international security firm, before serving as a personal aide to President George W. Bush.

Scott has also served as the executive director of The Grounds. During Scott’s tenure, the organization was awarded “Community Partner of the Year” by the Mobile County Public School System and “Rebranding Campaign of the Year” by the American Advertising Federation for its transformation of the Greater Gulf States Fair into the “cleanest most family-friendly event in America.”

Currently, Scott serves as co-owner and general manager of Gulf Coast Ducks and Activation Management, where he seeks to continue growing tourism in Mobile. As a graduate of the Disney Institute, Scott focuses on using the fundamentals and effort-based techniques used by Disney Parks and Resorts in his businesses.

Scott and his wife, Beth, have three daughters Mary Scott, Julia, and Ann Gibson, and are active members of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.

Thank you for joining us and sharing your story, Scott!

 

Ryan Damrich Nominated For RSM US Partner Development Program

Crow Shields Bailey is proud to announce that our Ryan Damrich has been nominated for RSM US’ Partner Development Program (PDP). PDP is a program intended to transition professionals into the next generation of leaders by accelerating improvement in individual performance.

Crow Shields Bailey Team Members Play in Rotary International’s Inaugural Golf Classic

Members of our team played in Rotary International’s Inaugural Golf Classic on April 18, 2017. The event took place at TimberCreek Golf Club in Spanish Fort, Ala., and benefited Rotary Foundation Charities.  

 

From left to right: John Thompson, Art Walsh (Bagby & Russell Electric Company, Inc.), Joey Bailey, Hunter Young, Scott Eastman, John Gafford

 

From left to right: Andrew Bailey, John Thompson (Thompson Wealth Management & Life Planning, Inc.), Blake Lamont, Frank Schottgen

 

Pay your bill online

Crow Shields Bailey PC is excited to announce that our clients can now pay their bills online using our secure checkout option through Authorize.Net.

To pay your bill online, simply locate the “Pay My Bill” button in the top right corner of our website. Clicking this button will lead you to our secure checkout page.

For questions regarding our new online checkout option, please contact Jenna Summersell.

Apply Now for Crow Shields Bailey’s 2017 Imagine Leadership Conference

Crow Shields Bailey’s 2016 Imagine Leadership Conference.

Crow Shields Bailey PC will host it’s a two-day Imagine Leadership Conference May 18-19. The goal of the Imagine Leadership Conference is to help students imagine and explore what their future career in public accounting might look like. We want to help students recognize the benefits of working for a firm that is aligned with their values. In a workshop setting, we will help students clarify their vision, values and voice.

We are looking for sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning more about establishing their career foundation through a regional full-service accounting and consulting firm.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Your application should include your cover letter (including your hometown), resume and responses to the following questions:

1. Crow Shields Bailey’s team is the heart of our firm. We value our professionals and interns and provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities at every career stage. Imagine your ideal accounting mentor and describe them to us.
2. CSB takes pride in our ability to support professional goals and passions by maintaining a flexible career path that balances family and work priorities. If you had an hour every day to pursue your dream hobby, what would it be?
3. CSB supports privately-held businesses, corporations, governmental entities, nonprofits and condominium associations through our accounting and consulting services. This includes our Businesses Getting Results program where we coach local small business owners and entrepreneurs on ways to work ON their businesses rather that working IN their businesses. Describe what you think would be an ideal client to work with in your future accounting career and why.

Meals and hotel accommodations will be provided. Please submit all application requirements to Deborah Fisher at [email protected].

Crow Shields Bailey team members put on their dance shoes in support of Camp-Rap-A-Hope

Crow Shields Bailey Senior Accountant Hunter Young and Staff Accountant Blake LaMont have opted to be official ‘Shoe Guys’ at this year’s Wine, Women & Shoes event benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope, a summer camp and program offering year-long activities for children diagnosed with cancer.

‘Shoe Guys’ Hunter and Blake will have many responsibilities leading up to and at the event, including a commitment to raise $10,000 dollars for Camp Rap-A-Hope and perform a choreographed dance.

Wine, Women & Shoes will take place at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center on March 30 and is the perfect girls’ night out. The event will feature a marketplace of some of the best boutiques in the area, excellent food and wine, silent auctions, raffles and much more.

To contribute to Camp-Rap-A-Hope, consider purchasing a ticket to Wine, Women & Shoes or donate to Hunter or Blake’s fundraising pages. Thank you for your generosity and we hope to see you there!