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Michael Whitlock Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Michael Whitlock

Founder & CPA
Alcoa/Pigeon Forge
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Michael Whitlock is a native resident of Blount County and the founder of Whitlock & Company, P.C. which he began in August of 1996. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, he began his accounting career in a local firm in Maryville, and then full-time after graduating from college. Mr. Whitlock has diversified experience in estate planning, individual tax planning, and construction accounting as well as individual taxation, partnership taxation and corporate taxation. Mr. Whitlock is involved and continues to support several professional and civic organizations including the AICPA, TSCPA, Blount County Chamber of Commerce, and the First United Methodist Church of Maryville.
Brenda Ledbetter Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Brenda Ledbetter

Principal & MBA
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Brenda is originally from Middle Tennessee but now resides in Maryville, TN with her husband. She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Campbell university with a concentration in taxation and accounting. She continues her education annually through continual professional education programs offered by accredited, professional organizations. She has vast experience in accounting and tax across a variety of industries including rental property management, property development, flight crews, short term lodging, and fifteen years of physician practice management. She provides services in the areas of business and individual income taxation, compilations and reviews, and has significant experience in the area of small business accounting such as start up’s, payroll services, and Quickbooks training and setup. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Kim McCall Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Kim McCall

Principal & CPA
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Kim joined Whitlock & Company, P.C. as a result of the acquisition of Ingram, Overholt, and Bean, P.C. where she was a shareholder since its inception in 1996. Kim has had experience with regional firms in Atlanta and Knoxville, before returning to Blount County. She lives in Maryville with her husband, Mark Ellison, a registered nurse and their son, Jude Ellison. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1988 and also holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in taxation from the University of Tennessee which she completed in 1989. Kim serves clients through tax compliance and consulting for individuals and privately owned companies including corporation and partnership taxation, trusts and estates, general business consulting and payroll consulting. Kim enjoys the team approach to servicing and helping clients manage their individual and business taxes. Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading and is involved with her church, First Baptist Church of Maryville, and other organizations in the Blount county community.
Amy Barham Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Amy Barham

Human Resources Director
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Amy joined the firm in 2018. Prior to Whitlock & Company, Amy worked for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in the Financial Services group out of Atlanta then moved back to East Tennessee taking an Internal Audit Manager position at a local Knoxville bank. Amy has years of experience related to Auditing, compliance and operation controls, preparing financial statements, as well as payroll processing. Amy is originally from Greeneville, TN, Amy graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Administration degree with a concentration in accounting. Amy volunteers at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital NICU baby showers, hosted by Friends of Tennessee Babies as a “Peer Mentor Parent” to other current NICU parents. Amy also  volunteers as a “Mombassador” at The Little Gym of West Knoxville-Farragut where her daughter attends regularly. Amy enjoys building great relationships with my clients and colleagues.
Ryan Booth Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Ryan Booth

Tax Manager, MAcc
Pigeon Forge
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Ryan is from Gatlinburg, Tennessee and joined Whitlock & Company in 2019. Before joining Whitlock & Company, he had experience for multiple years working at other CPA firms and also in the private industry. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and continued his education at East Tennessee State University graduating with a Masters in Accountancy. He has experience with taxation and bookkeeping with large and small businesses. He is active member in the community, serving on the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is involved with the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Chamber of Commerces.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends,  and everything Vols!
Chris Rop Working at Whitlock Accounting Services in Alcoa or pigeon forge Tennessee

Chris Rop

Tax Manager, CPA
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Chris was born in Louisiana but by age 4 his parents moved back to Maryville, Tennessee where they were both born and raised and have lived here ever since.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee and his Master’s of Accountancy from East Tennessee State University.  He began interning at Whitlock and Company his junior year at UT in 2013 and has been here ever since.  In 2016 he completed and received his license to be a Certified Public Accountant.  In his time here he has worked almost exclusively on individual and business tax returns.  In addition to tax, he does Reviews, mostly for the construction industry.  The two things he enjoys most about his job is helping train new hires, and just giving back to them the same way that Mike and Brenda did for him.  As far as clients go, anytime he is able to make their lives easier, most people hate taxes and bookkeeping.  If he can make any of that part of their life easier, that is when his job truly becomes rewarding.


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