Daniel Kutch is the chief financial officer at HORNE. He leads the accounting and finance team, oversees the financial reporting and forecasting for the firm, manages the firm’s financial reserves and investments and provides overall strategic direction to the managing partners and the board of directors.
Katie Crow is the director of human resources and talent acquisition at HORNE. She leads her team and serves as a strategic partner to instill a positive culture of empowerment, recognition, engagement and continuous improvement in process and procedures.
Rory Tyer is the director of learning and organization development at HORNE and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He supports Tara Chrisco by overseeing POD team members who design and deliver firm-wide training, which includes everything from HORNE 101 (the first week experience) to the Partner Development Program for prospective firm partners to strategic planning and area-specific trainings requested by practice groups.
Jonathan Martin is the director of business development at HORNE where he works to cultivate growth in the franchise services practice by leveraging existing and new partnerships. He develops new strategies to ensure upward and continuous growth in franchise accounting, tax and advisory services.
Sean Almonte is a director in the government services practice at HORNE. He specializes in providing subject matter expertise on housing policies and compliance, implementation and management for state and local governments.
Steven Rawlinson is a government services director at HORNE. He specializes in working with financial management systems and internal control oversight.
Brad Pierce serves as the director of network security for HORNE Cyber. With 15 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity, Brad focuses on collaborating with executive leadership teams to strengthen their security posture.
Mike Richardson is a government services director at HORNE where he specializes in HUD CDBG-DR programs and program management of CDBG-DR implementation for disaster recovery projects.
Jillian Compton is a director in HORNE’s government services focus area where she oversees FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Individual Assistance projects as well as HUD CDBG-DR. She works with agencies in the State of Texas and is responsible for financial and compliance oversight of federal funds requested by government and not-for-profit subgrantees.
Ryan Flanery serves as the director of CDBG-DR compliance for the government services team. In this role, Ryan partners with grantees to ensure program operations proceed in compliance with CDBG-DR requirements. He values blending the CDBG-DR program requirements with a creative problem-solving approach and uses his deep experience to help grantees develop and implement successful programs that are tailored to local recovery needs.
Diana Hardin is a director in government services for HORNE. She currently manages the Project Management Office at the Mississippi Development Authority where she works with the program managers to facilitate closeout of grant programs and ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
Monica Mota is a director in government services at HORNE. She works with large-scale projects with an emphasis on program design and implementation. She works directly with states and municipalities to ensure program design completion for the Community Development Block Grant program. She represents states in OIG audits, HUD monitoring, and congressional oversight inquiries.
Christopher Shannon is a director in the government services practice at HORNE, where he provides subject matter expertise and oversight to HORNE’s financial implementation team in Puerto Rico. The damage left behind by natural disasters creates a significant and unexpected challenge for government entities, and working in disaster relief allows Christopher to use his experience and expertise to pursue his passion of finding solutions to complex issues and helping people get back in their homes.
Adrienne Celestine is a director in HORNE’s government services group where she works closely with state and local government agencies in the design, development and implementation of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery programs. She assists clients in navigating and understanding complex federal regulations and help them design programs that are both in compliance and meet the needs of the constituents affected by disasters.
Maureen H. Scott serves as a tax services director at HORNE. Maureen primarily works in the areas of individual, fiduciary and small business taxation. Maureen joined HORNE in 1999 and has more than 25 years of experience. She has previous experience with two international accounting firms.
Angela Phyfer serves as a tax services director for HORNE. Angela primarily works with business entities in the areas of real estate, agribusiness, food services, manufacturing, cost segregation and 179D energy efficiency.
Alison McLendon is a director in HORNE’s public and middle market practice where she serves in both internal and external audit capacities in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, agribusiness, food services, motion picture production and digital interactive media and software.
Chip Hutzler is a valuation director and compliance consultant for HORNE healthcare focused on helping clients comply with various health laws that impact them, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, HIPAA, EMTALA, Medicare Conditions of Participation, IRS Regulations and state and local healthcare laws. Chip also serves as a legal advisor and subject matter expert advising clients and project teams on the design and implementation of federally-funded recovery programs.
Mickey is a director for HORNE specializing in business accounting and consulting for healthcare clients. He serves for-profit and nonprofit clients by providing real-time financial information, reducing costs associated with business operations, and streamlining their accounting processes. He provides business advisory services in the areas of startups, mergers and dissolutions, outsourced accounting, compensation modeling, industry benchmarking, contract CFO, and business restructuring.
Ashley Swain is a government services director at HORNE where she works with federal, state and local agencies to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations when seeking assistance during and following a natural disaster or global health pandemic. Ashley focuses on helping states and governmental agencies navigate the challenges of disaster recovery by implementing programs that maximize funding while meeting all regulatory compliance requirements.
Karen serves as a director in franchise at HORNE where she specializes in providing client accounting and business advisory services to multi-unit restaurant franchisees. She focuses on financial statement analysis and operations consulting. Karen has a tax background as well, allowing her to integrate operational and tax consulting.
Richard Shirley is a director at HORNE where he focuses on providing business advisory and accounting services to franchise clients. He specializes in working with franchisees to identify operational inefficiencies and to make suggestions to increase profitability.
Janis Pearman is a payroll director at HORNE specializing in business advisory and accounting services for franchise clients.
Mary Overstreet is a tax director in the franchise practice at HORNE where she provides her clients with consulting and tax services. With a focus in managing tax engagements that center around estate and succession planning for franchisees, her expertise in tax services allows her clients to spend their time, finances, and energy on growing their businesses.
Cathy T. Haltom is a director in franchise services at HORNE where she focuses on providing general accounting and business advisory services to multi-unit quick service restaurant franchisees. She joined the firm in 1989 and has more than 30 years of experience performing various accounting functions for clients, including payroll services, accounts payable, sales and use tax preparation, and financial statement preparation.
Ann Goss serves as a tax director for HORNE where she specializes in serving franchise clients by providing tax planning and compliance services. Ann joined HORNE in 1991. She has both tax and assurance experience, but has focused on tax and advisory services for most of her career.
Leslie Barton serves as director of operations for franchise services at HORNE. She focuses on strategic initiatives in our recurring service offerings, maximizing resources and streamlining processes. She oversees the team of compilation, accounts payable and payroll specialists to ensure quality and timely results are delivered to clients on a recurring basis.
Terry Traylor serves HORNE as the director of finance. Using his background in assurance, business valuation and tax compliance, he manages the day-to-day financial operations for HORNE. Terry joined HORNE in 1996 and has more than 30 years of experience including audit, tax and consulting engagements. His experience spans a wide range of industries including manufacturing, merchandising, health care and financial institutions.
Lisa Taylor is the director of business process solutions at HORNE where she leads a team of highly skilled project management professionals and business process analysts who work closely with client service teams and program directors to plan, design and implement successful CDBG and PA programs.
Mary Clay Morgan serves as General Counsel at HORNE where she provides advice to firm leadership and administration on a wide range of legal and compliance issues. Mary Clay joined HORNE in 2021 with over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining HORNE, she was a partner at a national law firm where her practice was concentrated in employment discrimination, products liability, financial services, and commercial litigation matters, at the trial and appellate levels.
John Michaud is the director of business process solutions for HORNE. He leads the business process solutions team to apply process improvement, project management and analytic methodologies to bring out operational excellence to HORNE’s internal and external projects. His efforts enhance organizational effectiveness and provide the basis for management decisions.
Ken McDonald currently serves HORNE as the director of audit quality. His responsibilities include audit support, pre-issuance report reviews, assurance training, internal inspections, regulatory compliance, risk management and quality control. His industry experience includes manufacturing, transportation, consumer products, construction, not-for-profit and healthcare.
Chris Madison is a director in firm services at HORNE where he works with private and public sector clients to provide analysis, design and implementation of best practice solutions for compliance and project effectiveness. He has developed multiple best practice resources for HORNE’s clients and has extensive experience in advising executives and government officials on highly technical program and compliance issues.
Tracy Cunningham serves as a director of project services at HORNE where she serves the firm and its industries as a project manager or in a collaborative role on strategic business objectives, initiatives and culture change. Tracy is a member of HORNE’s operations team and HUB team.
Tara Chrisco is the director of people & organization development at HORNE. She is responsible for team member talent and potential over the entire worker life cycle – including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning, coaching and organization development. She also works with organizations that want to accelerate the growth of their workforce and business results.
Joe Benigno is the Chief Information Officer for HORNE where he leads application development, infrastructure services and IT support for the firm. He manages business automation, data analytics, and new technology initiatives serving HORNE’s clients and staff. Joe is also a member of HORNE’s Executive Technology Committee.
David Fehrenbacher is a director in financial institutions assurance at HORNE. He serves public and privately-owned depository and non-depository financial institution clients in enterprise risk management, internal auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting, regulatory compliance and loan review.
Lori Anderson is the director of compliance services where she serves financial institutions as a consultant for their regulatory compliance needs. She has extensive experience as a regulator for FDIC, bank compliance officer for a large multi-regional institution as well as the head of internal audit and compliance for a de novo institution.
Matt Ferrell is a director at HORNE where he provides assurance services to the construction industry. He joined HORNE in 2007.
Mitch Beckwith is a director at HORNE where he helps construction clients navigate their tax and general business administration needs. Mitch has experience in many industries including construction and general contracting, food and accommodation services, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare and agriculture.
Stacey serves as the marketing director for HORNE. She leads HORNE’s external branding, messaging, advertising, and digital strategy initiatives. In addition, Stacey helps HORNE’s clients achieve growth by providing creative, strategic marketing solutions.