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Jackson Thornton Adds Kevin S. Kelso, CPA, PC, PA

August 24, 2018

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announced the acquisition of Kansas City-based Kevin S. Kelso, CPA, PC, PA, effective September 1, 2018. This addition brings Jackson Thornton to more than 200 employees, serving clients from seven offices in Alabama, Tennessee and Kansas. Jackson Thornton, founded in 1919, has consistently appeared on Accounting Today’s ”Firms to Watch” list, Inside Public Accounting’s “Top 200 Firms” list and is a “Top Firm in the Gulf Coast Region” on Accounting Today’s 2017 Regional Leaders list. The merger will offer Kelso’s clients expanded depth of services while maintaining the personalized service for which the firm is known. Kevin Kelso joined the firm in 1993 (then known as R.L. Quint CPA) and purchased it as sole shareholder in 2015, renaming it Kevin S. Kelso, CPA, PC, PA. The firm serves utilities clients throughout the Midwest and Southwest. “The addition of Kelso to the Jackson Thornton family gives our utilities clients across the nation even greater access to our professionals and services,” said Ned Sheffield, president and managing principal of Jackson Thornton. “At the same time, it gives our new clients a depth of experience and resources they haven’t had before. The people they know and trust are now backed by teams of people offering a diverse array of expertise. We’re excited about this expansion and believe that this is a natural fit for both firms.” “Joining Jackson Thornton puts us in a strong position to expand and help our clients achieve their goals,” said Kevin Kelso, managing partner of Kevin S. Kelso, CPA, PC, PA. “Our focus has always been to develop client relationships based on trust and personal attention. Jackson Thornton has the same philosophy and we look forward to growing and enhancing our practice together.”