Staff Directory


Kara Fitzgerald, CPA, CGMA, CAE


Operations administration, program oversight, strategy development, governance, advocacy, fiscal management, staff oversight.

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Jim Layman, JD

Chief Operating Officer

Day-to-day operations, oversight of communications, membership and continuing professional education, government relations, human resources.

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Katie Cheek, CAE

Director of Member Services

Membership retention and recruitment, student initiatives, peer review program administration.

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Aleshia Garrett

Director of Marketing & Communications

Marketing and Communications, public relations, social media and online community, scholarship program.

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Justin Steele

Director of Professional Development & EventsĀ 

Oversight of TSCPA continuing professional education program, CPE program strategy development, event planning, oversight of TSCPA Meeting Center.

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Gina Carota

Member Services Associate

Peer Review Program administration for Tennessee firms, front desk and meeting center support.

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Amanda Davis

Member Service Specialist

TSCPA membership database maintenance, new member processing, dues invoicing and collection.

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Kate Gurevich

Business Development & Chapter Manager

Staff liaison to TSCPA Chapters, business development including exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising sales, and on-site CPE course coordination.

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Mary Hegley

Mary Hegley

Professional Development & Events Associate

CPE programs and TSCPA event execution and administration.

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Dena Jackson, CPA


Accounting oversight, financial reporting, cash management, budgeting and forecasting, and internal controls.

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Lorin Kee

Video Production Specialist

Videography and production for all online CPE programs and TSCPA marketing and communications media.

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Caroline 2017

Caroline Keithline, CPA

Senior Accountant

General accounting, Life Associate program administration, PAC Reporting.

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Scott Lindner

Technology and Project Manager

General IT support, data reporting and analytics, website, IT vendor liaison.

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Carolyn 2017

Carolyn Lynn

Customer Service Associate

Front desk receptionist; clerical support, TSCPA Meeting Center support.

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Russell Neeley

Russell Neeley

Accounting Associate

Accounts payable, Accounts receivable and deposits.

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Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Communications Associate

Social media and digital content creation, TSCPA Talks online community administration, communications/publications editor.

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Megan Williams

Events and Membership Associate

Student outreach initiatives, membership program support, continuing professional education administration, TSCPA Meeting Center coordination.

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