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.”
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.