Kennon Breaux

Kennon Breaux

Kennon Breaux is the Chief Financial Officer at HORNE, and she leads the firm’s finance and accounting operations. Her primary focus is to identify, model and implement funding approaches that advance the firm’s mission.

Naveen Khan

Naveen Khan

Naveen Khan is the Director of AI and Innovation for HORNE’s Intelligence and Automation practice . She is responsible for overseeing the strategy, implementation and optimization of key emerging technologies and leading AI-driven product development.

Clay Kittrell

Clay Kittrell

Clay Kittrell is the director of people at HORNE where he focuses on developing and executing tailored recruitment strategies that align with company growth and inclusivity objectives.

Monique Mahan

Monique Mahan

Monique Mahan is a tax director for our Comprehensive Tax Solutions team within HORNE’s Public and Middle Market group. With a focus on ensuring that her clients receive the highest quality of tax deliverables, she leads her team in providing accurate and timely tax returns, adhering to industry standards.

Tammy Fowler-Pujol

Tammy Fowler-Pujol

Tammy Fowler-Pujol is a director within HORNE’s government services team where she partners with grantees to ensure program operations proceed in compliance with CDBG-DR requirements.

Kim Ashworth

Kim Ashworth

Kim Ashworth is a tax director in HORNE’s franchise division where she helps clients understand tax planning, compliance and their financial statements.

Chris Sarandos

Chris Sarandos

Chris is the Chief Information Officer at HORNE. He is responsible for defining and delivering the firm’s IT strategies and capabilities with a key focus on digital innovation to support rapid growth of business.

Lora Warren

Lora Warren

Lora Warren serves as the director of proposal development at HORNE where she leads the proposal and capture team as they support internal stakeholders by responding to RFPs, securing new business opportunities and driving business development initiatives.

Kelly Huck

Kelly Huck

Kelly is a director in HORNE’s government services group where he works to build, manage and expand the construction and construction management services for the firm.

Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Matt Walker is an assurance director for HORNE’s public and middle market group where he leads the assurance and private funds team.  Additionally, Matt provides tax and business advisory services, risk management, internal control and managed accounting services to a variety of small business clients.

Geoffrey Ross

Geoffrey Ross

Geoffrey Ross is the director of federal and state programs at HORNE. Leveraging his experience in leading several of the country’s most innovative and largest housing and community development initiatives, he partners with communities to develop successful solutions to complex challenges. Geoffrey has assisted federal agencies, states, local and international governments in the design and implementation of their programs. His focus is on instituting impactful solutions that create measurable outcomes that directly respond to identified needs and goals.

Mir Mazhar

Mir Mazhar

Mir Mazhar is the director of Intelligence and Automation at HORNE. He is passionate about creating value and helping clients embrace new digital capabilities influencing strategic, technical and management initiatives.

Emily Carpenter

Emily Carpenter

Emily Carpenter is a director in construction at HORNE where she specializes in business advisory and accounting services. She focuses on general ledger reviews, sales tax and payroll consulting, reporting and payments, 1099s and preparation of financial statements.

Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford serves as an assurance director for HORNE where she serves publicly and privately held companies. She provides assurance and internal audit services to a number of publicly and privately held companies, including companies in the retail, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries.

Sean Almonte

Sean Almonte

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

Steven Rawlinson

Steven Rawlinson is a government services director at HORNE. He specializes in working with financial management systems and internal control oversight.

Brad Pierce

Brad Pierce

Brad serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for HORNE where he leads cyber security programs and initiatives for the firm. He manages offensive cyber security operations for HORNE and its clients, where he leads on collaborating with executive leadership teams to strengthen their security posture.

Daron Wilson

Daron Wilson

Daron Wilson is a director at HORNE where he serves as the director of operations for the government services team. He specializes in economic development and operational management initiatives. Daron’s vast knowledge and hands-on experience in economic development, management and implementation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program (HUD-CDBG), environmental and regulatory compliance, portfolio and program management, and disaster recovery enhances the capabilities offered to clients served through a full-scale recovery lens to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for areas impacted by natural disasters.

Jillian Compton

Jillian Compton

Jillian Compton is a director in HORNE’s government services, where she oversees FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Individual Assistance projects as well as HUD CDBG-DR.

Ryan Flanery

Ryan Flanery

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

Diana Hardin

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

Monica Mota

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

Christopher Shannon

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

Adrienne Celestine

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.

Neal Stephens

Neal Stephens

Neal Stephens is a transaction advisory director for HORNE Capital Strategies at HORNE LLP. He works with business owners, strategic corporate buyers, and private equity investors to advise and manage the sale and purchase process for transacting parties.

Angela Phyfer

Angela Phyfer

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

Alison McLendon

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.

Mickey Hannon

Mickey Hannon

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.

Lori Crocker

Lori Crocker

Lori Crocker is a director in healthcare services at HORNE LLP. Her work includes preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. She provides support for Medicare and Medicaid audits and is experienced in the preparation of Medicaid eligibility studies for hospitals.

Ashley Swain

Ashley Swain

Ashley Swain serves as director of compliance on HORNE’s ARPA projects in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. She previously provided eligibility and compliance expertise on CARES Act and CRF projects in Florida, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas.

Carla Wallace

Carla Wallace

Carla Wallace is a director in franchise services at HORNE. She serves as the director of technology for franchise and is committed to serving our client by ensuring access to the most current digital tools in the industry. Prior to joining HORNE in 2012, she held roles in various accounting areas including payroll, executive management and even small business owner.

Karen L. Taylor

Karen L. Taylor

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.

Janis Pearman

Janis Pearman

Janis Pearman is a payroll director at HORNE specializing in business advisory and accounting services for franchise clients.

Mary Overstreet

Mary Overstreet

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

Cathy T. Haltom

Cathy is passionate about serving clients and mentoring others.  She serves as a knowledge resource across the practice to ensure team members have the tools to deliver.

Ann Goss

Ann Goss

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 Sunderman

Leslie Sunderman

Leslie Sunderman serves as director of initial client experience for franchise services at HORNE. She focuses on strategic initiatives in our recurring service offerings, maximizing resources and streamlining processes.

Terry Traylor

Terry Traylor

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

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor serves as a director of project services at HORNE.  She is a member of HORNE’s operations team where she serves the firm and its focus areas as a project manager, collaborator and advisor for strategic project implementations.

Mary Clay Morgan

Mary Clay Morgan

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

John Michaud

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

Ken McDonald

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

Chris Madison

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

Tracy Cunningham

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

Tara Chrisco

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.

Zak Kinchen

Zak Kinchen

Zak Kinchen is a financial institutions directpr at HORNE. He primarily serves financial institutions in both external and internal audit capacities. He also performs Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing, financial statement preparation and various other consultative services for SEC, privately-held and member-owned institutions.

David Fehrenbacher

David Fehrenbacher

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.

Matt Ferrell

Matt Ferrell

Matt Ferrell is a director at HORNE where he provides assurance services to the construction industry. He joined HORNE in 2007.

Matt Elkins

Matt Elkins

Matt Elkins is a director at HORNE. He provides assurance services as well as management advisory services to the construction industry. He joined HORNE in 2007. His experience includes job cost accounting, revenue recognition, management reporting and analysis for contracts.

Mitch Beckwith

Mitch Beckwith

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.