Annual Convention

2019 MSCPA Annual Convention
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Destin, Florida

June 20-23, 2019

MSCPA's Annual Convention is the avenue to promote fellowship among the members. The Officers and Board of Governors welcome members, their families and guests and invite you to enjoy a program planned with entertainment for the whole family. To our new members, we especially invite you to join us and be a part of the convention.

Register for Convention by May 1, 2019 to Enter to Win FREE Registration!

Early registration helps the Society plan for this event more accurately. Even with rising meeting costs we continue to strive to hold a quality family oriented convention without passing the costs to our members. Please register early! You could win FREE Convention registration!

1. How to Enter: Complete your 2019 Convention registration by May 1, 2019 to be automatically entered. (Spouse/Guest registrations are not eligible.)

2. Grand Prize: General registration fees will be refunded the same way they were paid (credit card or check made payable to original payer). The winner will be selected in a random drawing.

3. General Rules: The winner will initially be notified via phone and/or email. Prize is nontransferable and no substitutions are allowed.

Click here to download a printable convention registration form.

Register for Convention

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting professionals and educators in all stages of their careers
  • MSCPA members seeking to capitalize on purposeful networking
  •  Beach lovers interested in education and memorable experiences

Accommodations Discount

Group code 23V0AZ - BOOK EARLY!

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
's Baytowne Conference Center will be the meeting venue for the convention, located just steps from activities and attractions of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. MSCPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Resort and asks that you book your accommodations directly with Sandestin using our group code 23V0AZ. By booking in our room block, you will help us meet our contractual obligations with Sandestin and earn comp nights for our staff and speakers. Sandestin has room rates starting at $176. Your cut-off date for reservations is May 20, after which rooms will be sold on a space-available basis. Download the Housing Request Form for accommodation rates.

Convention Parking Changes Due to Construction

Sandestin announced in 2018 that they will build a new 250-room hotel and conference center which will be located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center where our Convention activities are held. Construction of the new Sandestin Hotel is underway with completion projected for April 2020. This new construction will affect parking for our 2019 Convention.

For 2019, we highly recommend that you consider booking units in the Grand Complex or Village early for ease of convenience, as these units are in walking distance to the Baytowne Conference Center. 

If you choose accommodations away from the conference center, please plan to use the dedicated and resort transportation services while on property. We are already making plans to have dedicated transportation for the group for the Thursday and Saturday receptions. For Friday and Saturday morning, we will make plans to elevate the start of tram service for guests to be able to catch them from their accommodations to the Baytowne Conference Center.

2018 Exhibitors

Exhibitors will have information tables set up in the foyer of the Baytowne Conference Center. Members are encouraged to visit each exhibitor table to have their exhibitor cards stamped to be eligible for the cash prize drawing at the Saturday night dinner.


Advantage Business Systems
A leading copier, printer and mailing systems dealership.

Mason Williams

A payment solution designed exclusively for CPAs.

Heidi Rogers

Provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefit services.

Lauren Martinez

B3 Solutions Group
A consulting firm in Jackson, MS focused on making better businesses.

Tanny Crawford

Dr. Steve Watson 

Fastest smartest malpractice insurance.

Ashley Boudreaux

Renasant Bank
Investing in communities to better understand the people we serve.

Natalie Arnemann

Financial services and banking products, including a host of small business tools.

Joseph Moss 

Todd Mangum

HUB International
Provides a wide array of property, risk management, life, health, and employee benefits services.

Grant Brabham

Yale Murphy

Southeastern Financial
A John Hancock Financial Network full-service firm.

Randy Keng

Jason Hahn

Services and products including private banking, wealth management, and cash management.

Aaron Lacey 

John Pearson

Innovation Consultants, Inc.
Identifying and substantiating the significant tax incentives available for innovative companies.

Grant Rollins


Topp McWhorter Harvey
Business valuation, litigation support, and information technology services.

Annette Herrin

Deena Keasler


Brown & Brown Insurance
Independent insurance intermediary that provides a variety of insurance products.

Stormy Blair

Mississippi State University
Adkerson School of Accountancy

Shawn Mauldin

Angela Pannell

Clyde Herring

Providing banking, wealth management and insurance solutions.

Tom Chambers

Mark Lewis

Community Foundation for Mississippi
Invest in meaningful change in your community.

Jackie Bailey

Origin Bank
Banking centers & ATM locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Warner Cannada

University of Southern Miss
School of Accountancy

Gwen Pate

Marvin Bouillion

J.T. Tisdale

 A Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors

Trustmark             Brown & Brown Insurance                 Pettis, Barfield & Hester

Regions     Community Foundation for MississippiCPACharge      Copeland Cook

Baker Donelson   Brunini     Butler Snow     Debbie Shelby Dees

Jones Walker         Barnes Law Firm       Kidney Cars       Watkins Eager