BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 11, 2021) — Warren Averett is proud to announce that seven individuals have been promoted to Members of the Firm. Warren Averett is extremely proud of these individuals’ demonstrated commitment to the Firm and its values.

    JOSHUA BOWEN, CPA, CGMA, CAMS (Audit, Montgomery) Josh provides audits and compliance consulting to the financial institutions and public sector organizations. He has largely focused his practice on providing external and internal audits and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti‐Money Laundering (AML) compliance consulting.

    JARED KOECHNER, CPA (Tax, Birmingham) Jared specializes in tax planning and compliance for financial institutions. Jared also provides corporate tax compliance and planning services for privately‐held and private‐equity owned businesses in a variety of other industries. He helps clients navigate multistate tax compliance and accounting for income taxes.

    HEATHER LOCKLAR, J.D. (Estate, Birmingham) Heather helps clients reach their personal and legacy goals by assisting them in crafting meaningful, impactful estate plans. She also advises on effective business succession planning techniques.

    CLAIBORNE MORRIS, CPA (Tax, Birmingham) Claiborne specializes in planning and executing tax strategies, and he helps clients navigating transactions – from planning when buying or selling a business to succession and transition assistance. His primary focus is in the construction and real estate sector.

    BARRY PRIM, MBA (Asset Management, Montgomery) Barry assists clients by offering insight about investing, estate planning and wealth management, and he is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships and growing Warren Averett Asset Management in the Montgomery area.

    VAN TREFETHEN, CPA (Tax, Birmingham) Van specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely‐held and private‐equity owned businesses, and he provides financial statement reviews and compilations. He is a leader of the Firm’s Paycheck Protection Program Taskforce and is an accomplished thought leader about tax issues.

    ALEXIS WILLIS, CPA (Tax, Foley) Alexis provides individual and corporate tax planning, tax code compliance services, multi‐state tax services and outsourced accounting and CFO services to clients in a wide variety of industries.

    “Warren Averett is proud of these individuals, their accomplishments and their new designations as Members of the Firm,” said Mary Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of Warren Averett. “These new Members truly exemplify what Warren Averett is all about—going above and beyond to be the best resource possible for our clients, whether that means offering professional expertise, building relationships or serving their communities and the people in them. Our Firm is excited to watch these individuals excel as Members of Warren Averett.”


    For more information about these new Members, visit www.warrenaverett.com/newmembers. To learn more about Warren Averett, visit www.warrenaverett.com

    About Warren Averett

    Warren Averett is one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeastern region and ranks among the top firms in the United States. With 800 employees and 350 CPAs, Warren Averett offers depth and experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, construction, real estate, aerospace and defense, life sciences and technology, nonprofit and public sector, with services that span beyond audit and tax to include wealth management, staffing and recruiting, technology consulting, financial outsourcing, retirement plan administration and investments. Our 15 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Cullman, Anniston and Foley, Alabama; Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and affiliate offices in Houston, Texas and the Cayman Islands. To learn more about our firm visit www.warrenaverett.com.

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