Project Description


Melissa is a manager in Draffin & Tucker’s Tax service group in Albany, where she focuses on commercial industries, specifically education, construction and physician practices. In this capacity, Melissa provides comprehensive tax planning, review and advisory services to individuals, corporations and partnerships.

Before joining the commercial department, Melissa worked for seven years in the firm’s healthcare department. She has experience with audit, review and compilation services, as well as reimbursement, and tax return preparation and review.

Melissa is originally from Americus, Ga. In her spare time, she loves to read and cherishes time with her husband, Jeff, son, Trenton, and daughter, Katy, whether doing arts-and-crafts, swimming or playing with their pets. Melissa is an avid sports fan and, in the fall, can be found cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, magna cum laude, Georgia Southwestern State University

Albany-Dougherty County Chamber of Commerce, Firm Representative

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Easter Seals of Southern Georgia, Board of Directors

Leadership Albany, Alumnus

United Way of Southwest Georgia, Board of Directors

Melissa Kennedy website


Email: Melissa B. Kennedy
Phone: (229) 883-7878

LinkedIn: Connect


  • Agribusiness

  • Construction

  • Closely-Held Businesses

  • Estates & Trusts

  • High Net Worth Individuals

  • Law Firms

  • Physician Practices

  • Restaurants

  • Not-for-Profit

  • Real Estate

  • Petroleum



    • Financial Statement Audits
    • Financial Statement Compilations
    • Financial Statement Reviews
    • Personal Financial Statements
  • TAX

    • Individual Income Tax
    • Business Tax
    • Estate Tax
    • Fiduciary Tax
    • Exempt Filings
    • Property Tax

    • Accounting and Bookkeeping