William R. (Billy) Hickman, Jr. CPA, CFF, is a 1974 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. He joined the Firm in 1974 and was admitted as a partner in 1983. From October 1998 through December 31, 2008, he was the managing partner of Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP. Billy is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. He also holds the certification, Certified in Financial Forensics.

Billy has the overall responsibility for the audit, review, and compilation practice of the Firm. His broad areas of expertise include individual and corporate income tax, small business planning, health care accounting, and litigation support. He has served as a Chapter 11 examiner in the District of South Carolina and has served as the accountant for the Trustee in Bankruptcy for Chapter 7 and 11 cases in Georgia.

Billy is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations including the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He currently serves on the Business Advisory Council of the College of Business Administration and on the School of Accounting Advisory Council of Georgia Southern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Ogeechee Technical College and a member of the Board of Directors of Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation. He served as chairman of the board of United Way for 2006 and 2007. In 1998, Billy was named Outstanding Accounting Alumnus by the Zeta Delta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at Georgia Southern University. He presented the commencement address to the Fall 2002 College of Business Administration graduating class at Georgia Southern University. Billy received the honor of 2007 Business Leader of the Year awarded by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia.

Billy may be contacted via e-mail at billyh@dhhccpa.com

 

Edwin G. Hill, CPA, MBA, received his bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Georgia in 1974 and received his master of business administration degree from the University of Georgia in 1975. Mr. Hill joined the Firm in 1980 and became a partner in 1983.

Edwin's primary responsibilities in the Firm include individual and corporate income tax, estate and gift tax planning, and personal financial planning. He has also served as managing partner since 2009.

Edwin is actively involved with numerous community service organizations. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Statesboro, where he has served as president and chairman of the board and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He has served as president and chairman of the board of the United Way, Bulloch County, and is a former treasurer of First United Methodist Church and former chairman of the board of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Board of Recreation. He is a charter member of Leadership Bulloch, where he served on the Board of Directors. He formerly served as treasurer and executive committee member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Southern University Foundation. He has served as president and chairman of the board of the Statesboro High School Boosters. He is a member of the Statesboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Georgia G-Club. He is in his second term as a member of the Bulloch County Board of Education.

Edwin is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the tax division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Edwin may be contacted via e-mail at edwinh@dhhccpa.com

 

Steven A. Cannon, CPA, is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. Mr. Cannon joined the Firm in 1980.

Steve's professional emphasis is with individual and corporate income tax and business and financial consulting. Steve also has extensive experience with employee benefit plans, including retirement and cafeteria plans, along with the related planning and administration of these plans

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Steve also serves on the Advisory Board for Sea Island Bank in Savannah. Steve is past treasurer of the United Way of Southeast Georgia and continues to serve the Savannah community with his involvement in various activities.

Steve may be contacted via e-mail at stevec@dhhccpa.com

 

Karl D. Bohnstedt, CPA, is a partner in the Firm's Savannah office. He received his bachelor of business administration degree from The Citadel. Karl is licensed to practice in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.

Karl has over twenty years of public accounting experience, including five years with Price Waterhouse, LLP and two years with Arthur Young & Company. Karl is experienced in all aspects of accounting, taxation, and consulting services for various types of businesses, especially multistate taxation and transaction planning. Karl's industry experience includes manufacturing, real estate and banking, shipping, high tech, retail and wholesale, and nonprofit entities.

Karl is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently the president of the Savannah East Chapter of the Rotary Club and the chairman of the Small Business Assistance Corporation. He is a past president of the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a previous member of the Savannah Estate Planning Council. Karl has worked with the Coastal Business Education and Technology Alliance and as a mentor for Coastal Venture Investment Forum. He is a graduate of the 1999-2000 class of Leadership Savannah. Civic activities include chairman of the board of trustees of the Live Oaks Public Libraries, treasurer of the American Youth Baseball Association, chair of an allocations panel for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, treasurer of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, senior warden of his church, and member of the Savannah East Rotary Club. Karl has received political appointments to several local committees.

Karl may be contacted via e-mail at karlb@dhhccpa.com

 

Billy J. Clay, CPA, MBA, received his bachelor of business administration degree from Columbus State University in 1970 and received his master of business administration degree from Georgia State University in 1972, graduating with honors. Billy was elected by Georgia State University to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma during 1972.

Billy has eighteen years of experience in public accounting and began his career with the international firm of Ernst & Young. He most recently was a partner in the regional firm of Carmichael, Clay & Barrs, LLC, which merged with Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP in 2009. He was a financial officer for fifteen years with a national construction company. His areas of expertise include audits, reviews, compilations, and other areas of accounting services. He also has extensive experience in business and individual tax planning.

Billy is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He and his family are members of Savannah Christian Church, and he is a former member of Rincon United Methodist Church, where he served on the finance committee.

Billy may be contacted via e-mail at billyc@dhhccpa.com

 

Alison T. Clay, CPA, is a manager in the Firm's Savannah office. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Columbus State University in 1995, and her CPA designation in 1999.

Alison has over twenty six years experience in public accounting. She began her experience with Ernst & Young, big four international firm, in Columbus, Georgia. She has been in Savannah in public accounting since 1997 in a regional firm which merged with Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP during 2009. Alison is experienced in all aspects of accounting to include audits, reviews, compilations and individual and business tax return preparation. Alison has extensive experience in employee benefit plan audits, as well as construction industry audits.

Alison has recently been selected to serve as a member of the Savannah Area's Small Business Acceptance Corporation's Loan Committee.

Alison is a member of the Georgia Society of CPA's and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She and her family are active members of Savannah Christian Church.

Alison may be contacted via e-mail at alisonc@dhhccpa.com

 

David A. Ervin, CPA, manages the Firm's Brunswick office. David joined the Firm in 2004, after relocating from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in accounting and finance.

David has over thirty years of experience in the accounting profession. David is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. In addition to his extensive experience with public accounting firms, he has served as the comptroller for a large international construction company and owned and operated a class A retail business. David is experienced in small business accounting and strategic planning and individual and corporate income tax.

David is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and is a member of the Brunswick Rotary Club.

David may be contacted via e-mail at davide@dhhccpa.com

 

Daniel J. Key, CPA, is an honor graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. While at Georgia Southern, he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi business honor societies.

Danny joined the Firm in 1995 and is a Manager. He has a broad range of business experience including auditing, financial statement preparation, fraud detection and prevention, and business computer services. His areas of expertise include organizing accounting departments, training accounting personnel and installing computerized accounting software. He has extensive experience with QuickBooks accounting software and is a QuickBooks Professional Advisor. Danny is also experienced in providing litigation support services with an emphasis in bankruptcy litigation. Bankruptcy experience includes debtor and creditor cases.

Danny is a native of Southeast Georgia and is active in many community organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Danny was selected by the Savannah Business Report & Journal in their 2007 Class of 40 Under 40.

Danny may be contacted via e-mail at dannyk@dhhccpa.com

 

Vivian S. Myers, CPA, is a 1991 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. While at Georgia Southern, she was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society.

Vivian joined the Firm in 1995 and is a manager. She is experienced in small business accounting and income taxation of individuals, corporations and partnerships.

Vivian was a member of the 2004 Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy and was a member of the 2007 Leadership Bulloch class. She currently serves as secretary and is a past treasurer of Joseph's Home for Boys. She also serves on the Bulloch County American Diabetes Association step-out committee and is actively involved in other civic and community organizations.

Vivian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the past president, secretary and treasurer of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Vivian was selected by the Savannah Business Report & Journal in their 2008 Class of 40 Under 40.

Vivian may be contacted via e-mail at vivianm@dhhccpa.com

 

Laura B. Daniels, CPA, CFE is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in accounting. She joined the Firm in 2012 as a senior staff accountant. While at Georgia Southern, she was a member of Gamma Beta Phi Society.

Laura has over twenty years of experience in public accounting. She has expertise in small business accounting, income taxation of individuals, corporations, fiduciaries, partnerships and estates, and litigation support. Laura also holds the certified financial neutral designation in collaborative divorce proceedings and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Laura currently serves as treasurer and member of the executive and finance committees of the Bulloch County Hospital Authority Board and vice-president of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.. She is past treasurer of the Bulloch County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Southeast Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and holds leadership positions in various equestrian organizations in the Coastal Empire.

Laura is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is an active member of Friendship Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia.

Laura may be contacted via e-mail at laurad@dhhccpa.com

 

James L. (Jimmy) Hill, CPA, CFP, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in economics. In 1982, he also received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Georgia Southern University. Jimmy also received a designation as a certified financial planner in 1996. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in the State of Georgia.

Jimmy has over twenty years of experience in government and public accounting, including employment with the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent. Jimmy's responsibilities include all aspects of audit, review, and compilation services, along with small business accounting and individual, corporate, fiduciary, and partnership tax. He also provides financial planning services.

Jimmy may be contacted via e-mail at jimmyh@dhhccpa.com

 

Talmadge R. Johnson, CPA, MAcc, graduated in 2004 from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. In 2007 he was awarded a master of accountancy degree from Georgia Southern University.

Tal joined Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, LLP in September 2005 and specializes in small business financial reporting, personal financial reporting, audit, and tax planning and preparation.

Tal serves as a treasurer on the board of the Savannah USO Chapter, president of the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Savannah Chamber of Commerce ambassador. He is a member of the Chamber Government Affairs Council, the Young Alumni Board of UGA's Terry College of Business, the 2010 graduating class of Leadership Savannah, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, where he serves on the church's administrative board.

Tal may be contacted via e-mail at talj@dhhccpa.com

 

Andrea McBride is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. She joined the firm in October 2013.

Andrea has practiced public accounting for more than fifteen years. She is experienced in compilation services and small business accounting, as well as tax planning and tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, and S corporations.

She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrea may be contacted via e-mail at andream@dhhccpa.com

 

Elaine G. Norton, CPA, CSEP, joined the firm in 2010. Elaine provides tax and financial service expertise to closely-held companies and individuals. Her areas of emphasis and specialization are income, estate and trust tax planning, income, estate and trust tax compliance and management advisory services. She holds an earned designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning.

Elaine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Southeast Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is actively involved with numerous civic and community organizations. Elaine is a member of The Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro and is a graduate of the Leadership Bulloch class of 2011. She is a member of the Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Government Operations Committee. She serves Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia as treasurer of the Cherry/Bulloch Girl Scout Service Unit. She also serves by leading a local Girl Scout troop of teenagers. Elaine is an AWANA volunteer at Eastern Heights Baptist Church where she is a member. She was a former officer of the board for Rauch Inc. and Rauch Foundation, former president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, and graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana.

Elaine is a 1981 summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an accounting concentration. While at Georgia Southwestern, she was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, and Order of the Gown honor societies.

Elaine may be contacted via e-mail at elainen@dhhccpa.com

 

Anja A. Saussy, CPA, is a cum laude honor graduate of the University of Georgia with a master of accountancy degree and a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

Anja joined the Firm in 1999 after spending three years with the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, LLP in their Jacksonville, Florida office. Anja is a audit manager with responsibilities that include conducting fieldwork on the Firm's audit, review, and compilation engagements. She is also experienced in small business accounting, forensic accounting, and other specialized accounting services.

Anja is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is actively involved in many civic and community organizations, including serving as treasurer of the Statesboro Service League.

Anja may be contacted via e-mail at anjas@dhhccpa.com

 

Austin K. York, CPA, CFP, MAcc, graduated in 2004 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Georgia. In 2005, he was awarded a master of accountancy from The University of Georgia.

Austin has been in public accounting since 2005 and joined Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP in 2009 and specializes in small business financial reporting, personal financial reporting, audit, and tax planning and preparation.

Austin is a past vice president and programs committee chair of the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Austin is actively involved with several organizations in the Savannah area. He is the treasurer and board member of The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, treasurer and board member of the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and treasurer of Long Point Property Owners' Association, Inc. He is a member of the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church and serves on the church finance committee.

Austin may be contacted via e-mail at austiny@dhhccpa.com

 

Shannon R. Brownlee joined the firm in January 2013 following her graduation in December from Georgia Southern University with a Master of Accounting.

She had previously received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Georgia Southern University. She has passed the Uniform CPA Examination and, upon attaining the required public accounting experience, is eligible to be designated a certified public accountant.

While at Georgia Southern, Brownlee was a member of the accounting honors society, Beta Alpha Psi, served as Treasurer of Kappa Delta social sorority and participated in the Greek Life Judicial Board. She was also involved at St. Matthew's Catholic Church.

Shannon may be contacted via e-mail at shannonb@dhhccpa.com

 

Adam Carter, a native of Brunswick, joined the firm in January 2013 following his graduation from Georgia Southern University where he earned a Master of Accounting degree.

He has passed the Uniform CPA Examination and, upon attaining the required public accounting experience, is eligible to be designated a certified public accountant. Carter is a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

While at Georgia, Adam participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Brunswick and attended Glynn Academy High School.

Adam may be contacted via e-mail at adamc@dhhccpa.com

 

Derek T. Clifton is a 2004 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of science degree in information technology. Derek joined the firm in November 2009 as the network information technology administrator.

Derek has over six years of experience in the information technology field. Derek's responsibilities include a wide range of tasks from customer support to network design and implementation. Derek is active in the Statesboro community as well as in the Pooler, Georgia community where he resides.

Derek may be contacted via e-mail at derekc@dhhccpa.com

 

Christina Larson is a summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University with bachelor of business administration degrees in accounting and information systems. She joined the firm in 2010.

While at Georgia Southern, she was involved with Beta Alpha Psi and Alpha Iota Mu.

Christina was strongly involved with various organizations in the Statesboro community during her years at Georgia Southern University, including the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County and Habitat for Humanity.

Christina may be contacted via e-mail at christinal@dhhccpa.com

 

James Massey, a native of Savannah, joined Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP in November of 2013. James graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. He began his career working with a public accounting firm that specialized in the health care industry.

He passed the CPA Examination and, upon attaining the required public accounting experience, is eligible to be designated a certified public accountant.

While at Georgia Southern, James was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honors society, and also served as treasurer for the organization. James attends Christ Church in Savannah.

James may be contacted via e-mail at jamesm@dhhccpa.com<