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Warren Averett Announces 2019 New Members

Written on January 18, 2019

Warren Averett is pleased to announce that six individuals have been promoted to Members of the Firm. Warren Averett is extremely proud of these individuals’ demonstrated commitment to the Firm and its values.


JASON ALVES, CPA (Audit, Panama City)

Jason leads the Panama City Audit Division and works across multiple industries, both domestically and internationally. Additionally, he is a key member in the Firm’s National Transaction Advisory Practice and has extensive experience in corporate and private equity sell-side and buy-side financial diligence transactions.

“Being a Warren Averett Member is a tremendous honor. I am proud to work with such a talented group of individuals. My goal is to elevate the Firm’s profile, to become an anchor in the local community as it rebuilds post Hurricane Michael and to continue to provide current and future clients with A+ service.” – Jason Alves



Cristy is a leader in the Firm’s Real Estate Practice and specializes in accounting and tax services for clients in many industries. She has experience in HUD compliance and leads training courses for clients and colleagues.

“I’m excited to work alongside the leadership of Warren Averett as we help our clients thrive in an ever-changing business environment. It is great to be surrounded by a strong team of professionals who truly embrace our Firm culture and are dedicated to providing the very best service to our clients.” – Cristy Andrews


CHIP HOOVER, CPA (Audit, Birmingham)

Chip serves a variety of businesses in many industries, including manufacturing, construction, transportation and technology. He is experienced in serving clients’ compliance and transaction advisory needs.

“Randy Averett once pledged to me that every strategic decision made in this Firm would be made in the best interest of the employees who work here. Warren Averett has always cared about my best interest, without sacrificing the intense client focus that made this Firm the force that it is today. I’m looking forward to being a Member in this Firm and working tirelessly to advance this business.” – Chip Hoover


DAVID LEGRAND, CPA, MTA (Tax, Birmingham and Atlanta)

David’s practice includes tax consultation and merger and acquisition work. He has experience in structuring, cash flow modeling and tax due diligence projects for both buy-side and sell-side deals.

“I am excited for this opportunity with the firm and look forward to continuing to work with such extraordinary people.  I love teaming with the exceptional professionals at Warren Averett to partner with our clients.” – David LeGrand


CHRIS NEWMAN, CPA (Audit, Birmingham)

Chris specializes in serving large, privately-held and publicly traded companies in the manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and public sectors. Chris has extensive experience with annual and quarterly filings, as well as 401(k) plans.

“I am excited about taking the next step in my public accounting career by becoming a Member of the Firm. The experiences and relationships I have built with my co-workers and clients have been invaluable. I am looking forward to deepening these relationships and continuing to serve my clients with my best ability in the coming years.” – Chris Newman



Matt specializes in consulting, accounting, tax and transaction advisory services. He also has experience in outsourcing accounting, CFO/Controller solutions and the documentation and implementation of internal controls in finance department structuring.

“I am grateful for the opportunities that Warren Averett, LLC has provided me throughout my career and the ability to work with such a talented and diverse team. I look forward to this next chapter as we work together to build the Firm of the future, serving clients with passion and innovation.” – Matt Walker


“Warren Averett is proud of these individuals, their accomplishments and their new designations as Members of the Firm,” said Mary Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of Warren Averett. “These new Members truly exemplify what Warren Averett is all about—going above and beyond to be the best resource possible for our clients, whether that means offering professional expertise, building relationships or serving their communities and the people in them. Our Firm is excited to watch these individuals excel as Members of Warren Averett.”

Congratulations to each of these new Members of Warren Averett!

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