Draffin Tucker is pleased to announce the recent promotions of the following firm professionals effective July 1, 2019.

In the firm’s Albany office:

Merrit Garnto promoted to Manager in the firm’s Commercial practice. Merrit works primarily preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trust and estates. Merrit also works with commercial entities including construction companies, agricultural suppliers, and various other for-profit entities. This work includes audits, reviews, compilation, and report preparation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy both from Georgia Southern University.

Misty Chancey promoted to Supervisor in the firm’s Healthcare practice. Since joining Draffin Tucker, Misty has focused on auditing healthcare entities, preparing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports and single audits. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Management and a Master of Accountancy from Georgia Southern University.

Joe Pierce promoted to Senior in the firm’s Healthcare practice. As part of the Draffin Tucker team, Joe provides financial statement audits and cost report preparation. He holds a Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Accounting degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

In the firm’s Atlanta office:

Robert Cook promoted to Manager in the firm’s Resource Solutions division. Since joining the firm in 2012, Robert has become an integral part of the consulting services practice using his audit and cost preparation experience to deliver hands-on assistance to healthcare entities and other organizations. By helping organizations with system conversions, and assisting with the implementation of the new lease accounting standard, Robert continues to leverage his technical expertise and experience to serve the firm’s clients. Robert is a member of GSCPA’s Young CPAs Advisory Council and is President of the Accounting Alumni Young Professional Board for the University of Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Harding University and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama.

“We are always excited to celebrate promotions within the Draffin Tucker family,” says Managing Partner Jeff Wright. “Every promotion represents growth for our firm and ultimately enhances our service delivery to our clients.”

ABOUT DRAFFIN & TUCKER, LLP
Draffin Tucker is a regional CPA and advisory firm serving the Southeastern region of the U.S. since 1948. With a large healthcare practice and expanding commercial practice, Draffin Tucker builds on a disciplined, long-term view through our search for fresh ideas, new services and community-minded professionals. Draffin Tucker’s team provides auditing, income tax and consulting services to meet client needs. The firm has office locations in Albany, Ga., and Atlanta, Ga. More information is available at www.draffin-tucker.com.