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  • Member Spotlight: Jackson Thornton

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    Jackson Thornton was founded in Montgomery in 1919 and is one of Alabama’s oldest certified public accounting firms. Over the years, the firm has expanded to include a variety of industry-specific consulting and strategic planning services as well as Jackson Thornton Asset Management (wealth management) and Jackson Thornton Technologies (IT/managed services and cybersecurity provider).


    LOCATION(S): ALABAMA: Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Dothan, Opelika. TENNESSEE: Franklin

    WHAT ARE JACKSON THORNTON’S PRIMARY SERVICES? We provide accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the Southeast. In addition, we offer wealth management, strategic planning, business consulting services, technology consulting and specialized industry services.

    WHAT SETS JACKSON THORNTON APART? We try to live and work by the golden rule: Treat others as you’d want to be treated. We also believe that it’s vital to give back to the communities in which we are located. From the very beginning, philanthropy and volunteerism have been a priority for each of our 200-plus principals and employees. 2020 was a year like no other, and much has carried over into this year. There have been several government programs available to the business and not-for-profit communities—programs never seen before. We’ve been very busy and proactive in assisting and guiding our clients through all of the various funding programs available to them. We’ll continue to look for ways to help position our clients to effectively utilize any new funding approved for 2021.

    WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR JACKSON THORNTON? We have a new President and CEO taking the helm this month. John Fendley, who has been with the firm for more than 30 years, was elected to that leadership position. Ned Sheffield had been in that role for 12 years and will remain a close advisor to John throughout 2021. Speaking of 2021, we will continue to look for innovative ways to serve our clients, whether it’s in person, through a Zoom call, or via our secure online platform.

    MILESTONES & AWARDS: We celebrated our centennial in 2019 with 100 Acts of Service for 100 Years. We exceeded those 100 acts by more than 40 percent. We let our employees dictate the kinds of things they’d like to do and ways they’d like to give back.

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