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Crow Shields Bailey Promotes Andrew Bailey, CPA, ABV To Manager

We are very excited to announce that Andrew Bailey, CPA, ABV, has been promoted to Manager. His contributions to our firm have been invaluable. Andrew’s hard work, leadership skills, and his knack for innovation speak for themselves. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, he has been with CSB since 2016 and has contributed to many different areas of growth for the firm. Andrew primarily works in tax return preparation and tax planning for businesses, individuals, estates, and trusts; and in business valuation for estate and gift tax, litigation, and merger and acquisition, among other areas.

Andrew is also a very active member in the community. He is the President of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Board Member/Treasurer of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, AICPA NextGen Ambassador for Forensic and Valuation Services, a graduate of the ASCPA Leadership Academy Class VII, and a Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer at Fairhope High School.

Andrew is a Huntsville native married to Jenny Speir of Fairhope. Andrew and Jenny reside in Fairhope with their son Win and their dog Jack. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys weekends at the hunting camp or on the water, cooking on his Big Green Egg, and spending time with family and friends. He and Jenny also enjoy trying new restaurants around Fairhope, now that they are residents there.


Crow Shields Bailey Team Member News 2019

We would like to congratulate all of our team members and their families who have had much to celebrate in 2019. Pictured below are just some highlights of a great year. Here’s to another great one in 2020!

The year began with a surprise welcome back party for La Nette Caskey after battling cancer for months and getting to ring the bell after completing her treatment.

Andrew and Jenny Bailey welcomed their first child, baby Win, on January 17th,

and Kirsten and Sim Sokom welcomed their first child, baby Nate, on February 20th.

Bradley Russell, son of Gina and Pudgy McKellar, and Elizabeth Casten are engaged and planning a wedding for February 1, 2020.

Caylee and Ryan Summerford were married May 4th and welcomed their first child, Peter, on December 20th.

Brooke and Geoffrey Bunting were married November 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College.

Emma Ard graduated from her MBA program at USA,

and Abby Roveda’s husband, David, graduated from medical school and matched at UAB for Radiation Oncology.

Blake LaMont proposed to Mary Claire Shulstad, and they will tie the knot on May 30, 2020.

Markie Cobb’s husband, Kevin, and his art were featured in the July issue of Beachin magazine.

Joey and Connie Bailey’s daughter, Mary Catherine, married Cole Turner on December 14th.


February 8, 2019 – Crow Shields Bailey PC (CSB) is pleased to announce Gina McKellar, CPA, CVA has been elected to serve as the firm’s new Managing Shareholder effective January 2019.

Gina assumes this role from long-time Managing Shareholder, Kenny Crow, who has served in this position since 1986 and will now lead CSB’s business consulting. Gina looks forward to guiding CSB’s growth, strategy and vision by continuing in Kenny’s footsteps to build the Gulf Coast’s premier full-service accounting and consulting firm.

“Gina’s leadership experience makes her an ideal fit to continue guiding our firm’s strategic growth plan,” said CSB former Managing Shareholder Kenny Crow. “She is well-respected by her peers and exudes resilient problem-solving skills, even in the face of adversity. Our firm has been preparing for this successful transition, and we can’t wait to witness the positive impact she will bring to CSB’s future success.”

With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, Gina has been part of the CSB team since 1997, and was admitted as the firm’s first female shareholder in 2002. Gina has exemplified leadership as the firm shareholder responsible for overseeing the success of its human resources department. Among her many accomplishments, Gina was recently awarded The Lagniappe 2018 Nappie Award for Best CPA. She specializes in accounting and auditing, tax, business valuations, tax planning, business consulting and litigation support.

“Crow Shields Bailey PC is proud to serve our clients as their trusted advisor, and we look forward to growing with them and our Gulf Coast community,” said Gina McKellar.

CSB’s team and management congratulate Gina, and remain dedicated to ensuring a seamless transition for the firm.

Gina is married to Charles McKellar and mother to three grown children Brian (Ellie) Russell, Bradley Russell and Thomas Russell. In her free time, Gina enjoys running and gardening. She currently serves as President of the McGill-Toolen Catholic Foundation and on the Finance Council for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

For more than 33 years, Crow Shields Bailey PC has served as the Gulf Coast’s premier full-service accounting and consulting firm by reaching beyond the numbers. Headquartered in Mobile, with locations in Daphne and Gulf Shores, CSB’s dedicated team of financial experts is committed to helping its clients maximize their wealth and reach their financial goals. Through its affiliation with the RSM US Alliance, CSB has the resources of a national accounting firm matched with proven local leadership the community has come to know and trust.

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.