Leadership

Members of the Tennessee Society of CPAs are leaders on many levels of local, state and national affairs. Members can download a printable leadership directory HERE >

TSCPA Board of Directors

  • Chair, Geoffrey L. Stewart, CPA 
  • Chair-Elect, Jonathan C. Bailey, CPA
  • Past Chair, Christian E. Bennett, CPA
  • (2022-2025), Heather Batson, CPA
  • (2020-2023), Bruce K. Behn, CPA
  • (2020-2023), Kelly S. Crow, CPA
  • (2021-2024), Gregory O. Davis, CPA
  • (2020-2023), Jerome C. England, CPA
  • (2021-2022), Richard W. Hill, CPA
  • (2022-2025), Dimeta Smith Knight, CPA
  • (2021-2024), Gina B. Pruitt, CPA
  • (2021-2024), Marcie J. Williams, CPA

TSCPA Council Members

Officers and Directors

  • Geoffrey L. Stewart,, Chair
  • Jonathan C. Bailey, Chair-Elect
  • Christian Bennett, Past Chair
  • Heather Batson
  • Bruce K. Behn
  • Kelly S. Crow
  • Gregory O. Davis
  • Jerome C. England
  • Richard W. Hill
  • Dimeta Smith Knight
  • Gina B. Pruitt
  • Marcie J. Williams

Council terms commence on the day following election.

Past Chairs

  • Joseph F. Decosimo (1964-65)
  • F. Stewart McCorkle (1969-70)
  • Robert C. Brannon (1975-76)
  • C. Mack Browder (1984-85)
  • Claude Blankenship (1986-87)
  • C. Don Royston (1987-88)
  • Grady P. Williams (1989-90)
  • Darrel E. Tongate (1990-91)
  • Will J. Pugh (1991-92)
  • William G. Griesbeck (1992-93)
  • Casey M. Stuart (1995-96)
  • J. Daniel Pressley (1996-97)
  • Wynne E. Baker (1997-98)
  • Mark M. Layne (1998-99)
  • Robbie A. McKinney (1999-2000)
  • David K. Morgan (2000-01)
  • Tony Jennings (2001-02)
  • Ernest F. Baugh Jr. (2002-03)
  • G. Gregory Gilbert (2003-04)
  • John M. Griesbeck (2004-05)
  • Robert V. Whisenant (2005-06)
  • Louis S. Wright (2006-07)
  • Janice B. Smith (2007-08)
  • R. Michael Cain (2008-09)
  • David A. Curbo (2009-10)
  • Jack A. “Andy” Bonner (2010-11)
  • Katherine G. Watts (2011-12)
  • M. David Haddock Jr. (2012-13)
  • Kevin E. Hickman (2013-14)
  • Arthur L. Sparks Jr. (2014-15)
  • Charles F. Groves III (2015-16)
  • Sondra T. Harris-Webb (2016-17)
  • Douglas E. Warren (2017-18)
  • Mark E. Steadman (2018-19)
  • Anita Hamilton (2019-20)
  • Barrett V. Simonis (2020-21)
  • Christian E. Bennett (2021-22)

Elected Members

Terms expire the day after the annual meeting of Council in the year indicated.

Appalachian Chapter

  • Michelle Freeman 2023
  • Billy Gilliam 2024

Chattanooga Chapter

  • John Eaves 2023
  • Christina Edwards 2023
  • Andrew Glenn 2023
  • TBD 2024
  • Stephanie Graham 2024
  • Tony Sanders 2024
  • Jeff Smith 2024
  • Larry Stone 2024

Elk Valley Chapter

  • Fayna Sargent 2024

Knoxville Chapter

  • Ben Alexander 2023
  • Bruce Behn 2023
  • Larry Elmore 2023
  • Karen Hellmund 2023
  • Ed Lay 2023
  • Brandon Barry 2024
  • Christine Bell 2024
  • Keith Jackson 2024
  • Lee Sherbakoff 2024

Memphis Chapter

  • Cynthia Elliot 2023
  • Tim Ellis 2023
  • Greg Gillaspie 2023
  • David Grissom 2023
  • Vivian Irby Edwards 2023
  • Keith Fulfer 2024
  • Mark McBryde 2024
  • Tim Morgan 2024
  • Greg Shelton 2024
  • Jennifer Weske 2024

Nashville Chapter

  • CJ Blankenship 2023
  • Rachel Lloyd 2023
  • David Middlebrooks 2023
  • Royce Rhea 2023
  • Andrew Moss 2023
  • Amy Jamison 2023
  • Briana Mullenax 2023
  • Ryan Myers 2023
  • Kristin Parks 2023
  • Alisa Peters 2023
  • Joseph Proctor 2023
  • Lynsey Roberts 2023
  • Kelvin Ault 2024
  • Jennifer Bailey 2024
  • Jeff Ballard 2024
  • Cara Becht 2024
  • Charles Frasier 2024
  • Katie Grant 2024
  • Jenneen Kaufman 2024
  • Rowan Leathers 2024
  • David Lister 2024
  • Susan Maddux 2024
  • Brian Masterson 2024
  • Marian Schmidt 2024
  • Mallory Schneider 2024
  • Sean Owens 2024
  • Marilyn Young 2024

Upper Cumberland Chapter

  • Tom Janney 2022

West Tennessee Chapter

  • Katie Little 2023
  • Stephanie Fowler 2024

TSCPA Members on the State Board of Accountancy

Members of the State Board of Accountancy are appointed by the governor of Tennessee for terms of three years, expiring June 30.

  • Kevin Monroe (2022)
    Nashville
  • Jack A. Bonner Jr. (2023)
    Tazewell
  • Larry Elmore (2024)
    Knoxville
  • Janet Booker-Davis (2024)
    Franklin
  • Pamela Church (2022)
    Memphis
    • Gregory Gilbert (2022)
      Knoxville
    • John Griesbeck (2023)
      Memphis
    • Gay Moon (2023)
      Nashville
    • Robert Vance (2024)
      Memphis

TSCPA Past Presidents and Chairs

  • 1931-33 Harry M. Jay
  • 1933-34 M.O. Carter
  • 1934-35 Hilary H. Osborn
  • 1935-36 Roscoe C. Clark
  • 1936-37 Hoskins Van Hooser
  • 1936-37 N.H. Craig
  • 1937-38 John H. Rawlings
  • 1938-39 John T. Menefee
  • 1939-40 Harry F. Hinderer
  • 1940-41 Harry M. Jay
  • 1941-42 John S. Glenn Jr.
  • 1942-43 J. Homer Hardy
  • 1943-44 Hal Canary
  • 1944-45 John S. Glenn Sr.
  • 1945-46 Everett R. Baylor
  • 1946-47 Glenn R. Kleinau
  • 1947-48 William A. Barclay
  • 1948-49 James W. Allen Sr.
  • 1949-50 R. Carl Counts
  • 1950-51 C.H. Lockerby
  • 1951-52 Russell G. Ragsdale
  • 1952-53 Fred G. Page
  • 1953-54 Albert M. Miller
  • 1954-55 Oliver P. Cobb Jr.
  • 1955-56 John St. C. Werth
  • 1956-57 John H. Hanson Jr.
  • 1957-58 Thomas S. Lewis Jr.
  • 1958-59 James L. Dallas
  • 1959-60 H. Landrith Thomas
  • 1960-61 Daniel B. Blair
  • 1961-62 William L. Martin
  • 1962-63 Edward N. Backus
  • 1963-64 S. Herbert Rhea
  • 1964-65 Joseph F. Decosimo
  • 1965-66 Edward E. Lee Jr.
  • 1966-67 John C. Powell
  • 1967-68 Paul C. Bradshaw
  • 1968-69 Joseph Kraft
  • 1969-70 F. Stewart McCorkle
  • 1970-71 James H. Daves
  • 1971-72 L. Bernard Stone
  • 1972-73 Alvah A. Carroll Jr.
  • 1973-74 William M. Frazee
  • 1974-75 William D. Sharp
  • 1975-76 Robert C. Brannon
  • 1976-77 Billy G. Spain
  • 1977-78 Herman D. Carriger
  • 1978-79 John R. McCabe Jr.
  • 1979-80 Maxie O. Patton
  • 1980-81 Truman W. Brooks
  • 1981-82 Thomas L. Burgess
  • 1982-83 Imogene A. Posey
  • 1983-84 Calvin A. King
  • 1984-85 C. Mack Browder
  • 1985-86 S. Lawson Crain
  • 1986-87 Claude E. Blankenship
  • 1987-88 C. Don Royston
  • 1988-89 Ray F. Kamler
  • 1989-90 Grady P. Williams
  • 1990-91 Darrel E. Tongate
  • 1991-92 Will J. Pugh
  • 1992-93 William G. Griesbeck
  • 1993-94 Joe A. Thorne
  • 1994-95 Charles N. Dennard
  • 1995-96 Casey M. Stuart
  • 1996-97 J. Daniel Pressley
  • 1997-98 Wynne E. Baker
  • 1998-99 Mark M. Layne
  • 1999-00 Robbie A. McKinney
  • 2000-01 David K. Morgan
  • 2001-02 Tony Jennings
  • 2002-03 Ernest F. Baugh Jr.
  • 2003-04 G. Gregory Gilbert
  • 2004-05 John M. Griesbeck
  • 2005-06 Robert V. Whisenant
  • 2006-07 Louis S. Wright
  • 2007-08 Janice B. Smith
  • 2008-09 R. Michael Cain
  • 2009-10 David A. Curbo
  • 2010-11 Jack A. “Andy” Bonner Jr.
  • 2011-12 Katherine G. Watts
  • 2012-13 M. David Haddock Jr.
  • 2013-14 Kevin E. Hickman
  • 2014-15 Arthur L. Sparks Jr.
  • 2015-16 Charles F. Groves III
  • 2016-17 Sondra T. Harris-Webb
  • 2017-18 Douglas E. Warren
  • 2018-19 Mark E. Steadman
  • 2019-20 Anita Hamilton
  • 2020-21 Barrett V. Simonis
  • 2022-23 Christian E. Bennett