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Jackson Thornton Announces Promotions

Jay Newsome and Erica Bailey

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Montgomery, is pleased to announce several recent promotions across Alabama.

Erica Bailey, CPA, CFE to Senior Manager. Bailey, who joined the firm in 2012, specializes in audit and assurance work in the utilities industry. She is a member of the Montgomery Chapter Advisory Council for the Alabama Society of CPAs (ASCPA) and the Junior League of Montgomery. Bailey is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery’s Torchbearers program and the ASCPA’s Leadership Academy. She received her undergraduate degree and her MBA from Troy University.

Jay Newsome, CPA to Senior Manager. Newsome joined the firm in 2017 and specializes in the financial institution audit and assurance work. He is a member of the Dothan Area Young Professionals, has served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Southeast Chapter of the ASCPA, and is a graduate of the Alabama Bankers Association Banking School. Newsome received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Troy University.

Jackson Thornton also promoted Michael Bird, CPA; Austin Gaines, CPA; Lindsey Goddard, Enrolled Agent; and Jake Studdard, CPA to Manager.

About Jackson Thornton
Founded in 1919, Jackson Thornton is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with more than 200 professionals and associates in seven offices located in Alabama, Tennessee and Kansas. In addition to accounting services, the firm offers wealth management, strategic planning, business consulting services, technology consulting, and specialized industry services. Learn more at

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Jackson Thornton
Montgomery, Alabama

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