Shannon is a Senior Audit Manager at Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A. She has been in the practice of public accounting since January 2007. She earned a Bachelor in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Delta State University. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Mississippi. She has extensive experience in working with non-profit organizations. She has audited a number of non-profit organizations, including foundations, health and welfare organizations, trade associations, religious organizations, Rural Development and HUD family housing projects. Shannon has experience with governmental entities providing a broad range of accounting and consulting services. Recently, she has worked closely with various Mississippi Universities serving their Finance and Accounting departments in a number of different areas. In addition, she has worked heavily in the area of taxation for non-profit organizations. She served as the co-coordinator of the firm's transition to the revised IRS Form 990 which includes preparation of IRS Form 990 and staff training. She has also participated with other firm members in nonprofit organizations' presentations regarding the form.
Among her awards and honors are the distinction as a Leader in Finance as awarded by the Mississippi Business Journal (2019) and the MS Society of CPAs' Rising Star (2021). Shannon represented the Society at the highly selective, year-long Alabama Leadership Academy bringing inspiration back to the firm with a committee to consistently show employees they are valued personally in addition to their professional contributions. She is the chair for the Accounting and Auditing Committee (also previous millennial chair) with the MS Society of CPAs and served as president of the 2019-2020 MSCPA Young CPA Network. She also serves as the treasurer on the Board of Directors of CASA Mississippi, Inc., and is the former secretary of the Movers & Shaker's Business Networking International (BNI) group in Flowood. Shannon is a native of Clarksdale, MS. She is married and has three daughters. They live near the reservoir area of Brandon, MS and attend Pinelake Church. Shannon enjoys being outside, sports and is very active in activities with her children.
Liz Burkhalter is the Senior Manager - Diversity and Inclusion, Young Member Initiatives at the AICPA. Her responsibilities are focused on supporting the AICPA's young/early career members by providing opportunities to develop future leaders of the profession and provide access to a well-connected professional network. Liz manages the AICPA's Young CPA Network, Leadership Academy, EDGE at ENGAGE, and various other programs. Additionally, she is the staff liaison for the Young Member Leadership Committee.
Liz joined the AICPA as part of the Exams team in 2016. She worked on the review and creation of CPA Exam content for the Auditing and Attestation section of the Exam. She also worked on the strategy to help invigorate the CPA pipeline, while understanding the challenges many prospective CPAs are faced with among the supply and demand challenges in the industry.
Liz graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and she holds a NJ CPA License. She and her family reside in Hamilton, NJ.
Crystal joined the Association in early 2020 and oversees the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's member facing Diversity and Inclusion team who focuses their efforts on advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the accounting and finance profession, which includes increasing representation in the area of ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, women, and young/early career members, their primary focus areas.
She serves as the Vice-Chair of the AICPA's National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion, whose mission includes making diversity and inclusion a priority in the areas of recruitment, certification, and advancement of ethnic minorities. Her work requires collaboration with senior executives of partner organizations and accounting firms who also seek to increase and advance DEI in their workforces.
Prior to the Association, Crystal spent 12 years at the Center for Audit Quality where she managed Governing Board operations, financial reporting and budgeting processes, and talent, which included leading efforts around Diversity and Inclusion. She was also employed at KPMG LLP for 7 years as an auditor in their assurance practice in Washington D.C.
Crystal holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She and her family reside in Bowie, MD.
Wilkins M. Crawford
Wilkins M. Crawford Jr., CPA Partner. Wil has more than 16 years of experience providing audit and accounting services to telecommunications, governmental, nonprofit, higher education, and commercial clients. Wil also serves as the nonprofit and governmental industry leader for FORVIS's Jackson, Mississippi, office. Wil is a summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University, Starkville, with a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.Acc. degree. Wil is a member of the AICPA and Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He is currently on the board of the MSCPA. He was awarded the Silas M. Simmons Bronze Medal for the 2007 CPA Exam. He also has served as president of the MSCPA Young CPAs, chair of the MSCPA Governmental A&A Committee, millennial chair of the MSCPA Long Range Planning Committee, an MSCPA board member, and was the 2015 winner of the MSCPA Rising Star Award. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and was previously a reviewer for the United States and Canada's Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program. Wil is a member of Madison United Methodist Church where he serves as the chair of the administrative council and is a former finance committee member. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. He resides in Madison with his wife Melanie and their two amazing kids.
Noah D. Davis
Noah grew up in Chattanooga, TN. It was there he attended The Baylor School, an international college preparatory school. With the intention of becoming a CPA, Noah decided to attend Ole Miss where he graduated with his bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. After graduation, Noah moved to Nashville, TN to begin his career with KPMG in the State and Local Tax group. Upon meeting Tennessee's work experience requirement, Noah received his CPA license. Shortly thereafter, Noah moved to his wife's hometown of Meridian. It is there where he currently resides and is a Tax Manager at Rea, Shaw, Giffin & Stuart, LLP. Outside of work, Noah serves on the board of the MSCPA Young CPA Network. Additionally, Noah serves as the treasurer of the Meridian Council for the Arts, a local organization responsible for fostering and promoting diverse art and cultural organizations throughout the community. During his free time, you will find Noah cheering on the Rebels or watching his favorite soccer team, Arsenal FC.
Domina is an audit senior manager with Haddox Reid with ten years of experience in public accounting. She performs various types of audit and compliance engagements for nonpublic entities as well as specializing in employee benefit plan audits. She is a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants where she currently serves as one of the central chapter representatives on the Board of Governors. She has also previously served on the Board of the Central Chapter where she served as treasurer. She is also a member of the Mississippi Young CPA Network, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Madison County Young Professionals, and is the past President of the Jackson Chapter of the Accounting & Finance Women's Association. She is a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi with her Bachelor's and Master's in Accounting. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, and attends as many Ole Miss athletic events as possible.
Matthew McLaughlin focuses his practice on corporate and business transactions, including advising companies on corporate and commercial finance matters, federal, state and local economic development incentives, and nontraditional sources of capital.
His industry experience includes manufacturing, food and beverage, energy, and technology sectors. He has worked with clients on every aspect of the expansion and relocation process, including business organization, real property due diligence, acquisition and development, land use and zoning, financing, tax matters, and other state and local regulatory issues.
Matthew represents parties in historic preservation and community development projects leveraging federal grants, new market tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and historic tax credits. In addition, he focuses a portion of his practice on representing startups, emerging companies, and investors on a wide variety of organizational issues, corporate transactions, corporate financings, securities laws, and corporate-compliance matters.
As an extension of Matthew's experience in the food and beverage industry, a significant portion of his practice is focused on the alcohol beverage industry, drawing on extensive expertise working with regional craft breweries and craft distilleries in all aspects of their operations.
Matthew advises industry participants throughout the southern United States and beyond on business-entity formation; ownership structure; startup and expansion financing; the filing and registration of trademarks; and protection of all forms of intellectual property. He oversees the land-use approval process for the construction and operation of craft breweries and craft distilleries, and drafts and reviews distribution, licensing, and employment-related agreements.
Matthew also advises clients on Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) license applications and the filing of other necessary federal and state permits. He also regularly consults craft breweries, craft distilleries, and brewpubs on alcohol and beverage laws. He works with trade associations and guilds on legislative and policy matters that impact the alcohol industry.
LOGAN REEVES is in Media Relations at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. He is responsible for drafting and issuing press releases for the agency and coordinating responses to media inquiries. Additionally, he assists with scheduling duties for the State Auditor and travels with him to speaking engagements and other appearances. He also maintains social media accounts related to OSA.
Logan has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Mississippi State. He has served as MSU Vice-President and President of the Central Mississippi Alumni Association.
He is an avid soccer fan and referee associated with the U.S Soccer Federation, the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association, and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Lisa is Vice President - Firm Services for the AICPA. She leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), Firm Relationship Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Young Member Initiatives, Technical Hotline and Center for Plain English Accounting. Her teams build and manage relationships with practitioners in all size firms, creating awareness of changing trends that impact CPA firm success and providing resources and insights to enable firms to harness opportunities for the profession. Her teams create innovative programs and engagement strategies to engage a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs
Since 2020 Lisa has been engaging with thousands of CPAs and business owners as a co-host of the award-winning AICPA Town Hall Series. She has been named in the top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today since 2020.
Lisa began her career with EY gaining audit and tax experience in her six years with the firm. She then worked for a small firm in Lexington, Kentucky for five years. Lisa has 20+ years of industry experience as well, having served as the CFO for non-profit and for-profit organizations before joining the AICPA in 2012.
Lisa graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and is licensed as a CPA in NC and KY.
Kimberly M. Williams
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS is the Director of Accounting for Medical Management Services. In her position, she oversees the accounting for MEA Medical Clinics as well as other medical practices. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Accountancy from Mississippi State University and MBA from Mississippi College.
Kimberly has been active in the MSCPA since she received her CPA license in 2013. She previously served as the Vice-President/Events Chair and was then elevated to Young CPA Network President. Under her leadership the Young CPA Network received the Mississippi Food Network's Volunteer of the Year Award for statewide participation in the MSCPA Annual Day of Service. Upon completion of her year as Young CPA Network President, Kimberly served on the Board of Governors for the MSCPA as the Young CPA Network representative, joined the Young CPA Liaison Committee and began serving as the chair of the Industry Committee. Kimberly enjoys speaking to students on behalf of the MSCPA to promote leadership skills, the accounting profession and the CPA designation. In 2018, Kimberly received the MSCPA's Rising Star Award.
Kimberly serves on the Board of Ellipsis International, which is a non-profit organization. She also serves on the Board of the Mississippi Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association as the Membership Chair. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys volunteering at local organizations and supporting charities through 5k participation. Kimberly serves in the Preschool Ministry at the Madison Campus of Pinelake Church. Kimberly and her husband Drew have two children and live in Madison.