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Crow Shields Bailey Announces Merger with McKean & Associates P.A.


Crow Shields Bailey PC is proud to announce our merger with local accounting firm, McKean & Associates P.A. The combined firm will operate under the name Crow Shields Bailey PC, and employ more than 40 team members to provide professional accounting, tax and consulting services to clients throughout the Gulf Coast.

This merger is part of our strategic growth plan to allow us to better support our client and team needs. Both Crow Shields Bailey and McKean & Associates share similar values and are committed to providing unparalleled customer support. By combining our talents and resources, Crow Shields Bailey will be in a greater position to enhance our client services, provide our team members with long-term career opportunities and impact our local communities.

Joining Crow Shields Bailey’s existing leadership team includes McKean & Associates Principals Cindy Rathle, CPA, and Ann Broughton, CPA. Cindy specializes in personal and business income tax, estate and gift tax returns, as well as small business accounting and consulting. Ann brings thirty years experience to our firm and specializes in accounting and auditing for small businesses, with expertise in not-for-profit entities, medical practices and employee benefit plans.

In addition, we welcome five talented McKean & Associates professionals to our team: Teresa J. Ernest, CPA, Scott Eastman, CPA, Lori Blum, Kay Reed and Sharon Hunter. The firm’s combined staff will continue to service our dedicated clients from our Mobile headquarters and other offices located in Daphne and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

This merger will allow Crow Shields Bailey to ultimately expand our specialized services and diversify our clients’ financial support opportunities moving forward. This unprecedented growth for our firm will further our commitment to helping current and future clients reach their financial goals.

Should you have any questions concerning the merger, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of our team to discuss. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to serve you.


Kenny Crow, Jr.
Managing Partner
Crow Shields Bailey

Crow Shields Bailey PC is a proud member of RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States. RSM US Alliance provides our firm with access to resources of RSM US LLP, the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. RSM US LLP is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries.

Our membership in RSM US Alliance has elevated our capabilities in the marketplace, helping to differentiate our firm from the competition while allowing us to maintain our independence and entrepreneurial culture. We have access to a valuable peer network of like-sized firms as well as a broad range of tools, expertise, and technical resources.

For more information on how the Crow Shields Bailey PC can assist you, please contact us.

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