The The Department of Accounting & Finance is fortunate to have an elite and involved group of professionals on its Accounting Advisory Board. The Board is composed of a diverse membership representing the full spectrum of accounting practice including national and regional public accounting firms, corporate organizations, and nonprofit institutions. The Board provides insight on industry trends and the changing demands required to be successful in the accounting profession, advice that is critical to curriculum development for our Master of Accounting and B.S. in Accounting programs, funding for scholarship support, and engagement with students at social events and in classrooms. In addition, this amazing group of individuals provide highly desired internships and hire our students!

Current Members

  • Mike Baker* - Chair Elect, Dent Moses, LLP, Managing Partner
  • Brian Barksdale, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, Partner
  • Casey Bartok, KPMG, Partner
  • Chris Blake*, Alabama Power Company, Assistant Treasurer
  • Sally Bradley*, Kassouf & Co., Manager
  • Crissy Carlisle, EncompassHealth Corporation, Chief Investor Relations Officer
  • Trey Cummings*, Omega Realty Group, Owner
  • James Eastman, Regions, Sr. VP -Business Unit Controller
  • Al Ellison, Jr.*, Eillison & Ellison, P.C., Partner
  • Iris Fisher, Birmingham Water Works Board, Manager of Accounting
  • Andy Hollis*, UAB, Assistant VP- Budget & Reporting
  • Shufen Hsu*, Encompass Health Corp., Associate Director of Tax Compliance
  • Jim Huntsinger*, O'Neal Industries, Director of Internal Audit
  • Ryan Johnston*, Ernst & Young LLP, Tax Manager
  • Jeff Krogsgard, Brasfield & Gorrie, VP, Controller
  • Sean Lay*, Deloitte, Tax Director
  • Kathy Love*, Alabama Surface Mining Commission, Executive Director
  • Brooke Nelson*, RSM US, Tax Manager
  • Keith O'Neal*, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, External Reporting Manager
  • Michael Patterson*, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Sr. VP/Chief 
  • Carol Phillips*, Warren Averett, Legal Officer/ CAO Member
  • David Randall*, UAB Health Systems, Sr. VP Strategy and Business Development
  • Aaron Singleton*, BBVA Compass, BSA Compliance Systems Manager
  • Scott Stevens, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC, Member
  • Kelly Todd*, Forensic Strategic Solutions, President
  • Cindy Wyatt*, Insyte CPAs, Managing Member


     * UAB alums