About SCACPA2020-04-23T18:59:37-04:00


Our members’ professional growth and continued success drive all of the Association’s decisions, strategy and actions. The leaders listed below represent our membership and steer the Association towards its goals.

Members depend on SCACPA to be the strongest voice for the profession in the State, to protect and to promote the value of the CPA credential. We do this with an eye on the future, always looking beyond the status quo to identify new ways of providing value to our members.

CPAs are highly skilled professionals who apply their talents in many different fields of business. SCACPA serves CPAs so they can excel in professional environments, provide top-level service to their clients and industries and establish themselves as the most trusted advisors.


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Executive Commitee

The role of the executive committee is to act on behalf of the Board during the interim time between Board meetings. The committee is comprised of the Board Officers and the CEO. This committee provides a conduit between the membership and the SCACPA staff.

Zoe M. Davis, CPA, CFE
Zoe M. Davis, CPA, CFEChair

Davis & Company, LLP
Member since 1997
Zoe has over 19 years of accounting experience, with several years in auditing and consulting services for employee benefit plans, nonprofit organizations and homeowner associations. She has been a CPA since 1999 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2006. Zoe earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University. She is actively involved in her community as a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant and treasurer for the TriCounty Human Resources Management Association.
Kenneth L. Newhouse, CPA, USTCP, CITP, CGMA
Kenneth L. Newhouse, CPA, USTCP, CITP, CGMAIncoming Chair

Moore Beauston & Woodham, LLP, CPAs & Consultants
Member since 2001
Ken earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1999 and an Associates of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Technology in 2000 from the Community College of the Air Force. He spent 13 years with the South Carolina Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve as a computer and cryptographic systems technician. He has been in public accounting for more than 14 years providing professional services to various clients in a wide array of industries.
Dr. Clarence Coleman, CPA, CGMA, MBA
Dr. Clarence Coleman, CPA, CGMA, MBAImmediate Past Chair

Winthrop University
Member since 1979
Dr. Coleman has been a practicing CPA in the state of South Carolina for more than 25 years. Dr. Coleman obtained his bachelor degree in accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. He received a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Atlanta University’s Graduate School of Business and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from the University of South Carolina.
Lesley H. Kelly, CPA
Lesley H. Kelly, CPATreasurer

DarverKelly, LLP
Member since 1999
Lesley is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business. She had six years of governmental accounting experience with the City of Sumter prior to joining McGregor in 1999. Lesley was admitted as partner in the firm in 2007, where she is responsible for Audit & Assurance, review, compilation, tax services, among her many duties. Lesley has received Ambassador Training through AICPA and currently serves on the Governmental Tax Force committee for SCACPA. In addition, Lesley served as President of the Central Chapter of SCACPA in 2007.
Chris Jenkins CAE, CISSP, MCSE

Chris is the chief executive officer for the Association and reports to the board of directors. As CEO, Chris leads strategic planning initiatives, fosters relationships with strategic partners, and promotes and develops member services.

Board Members

Executive Board

The Board of Directors is the governing body of SCACPA. Board members are responsible for overseeing the Association’s activities and act as liaisons to chapter leadership. The SCACPA Board is comprised of members throughout the state with a diverse set of skills and talents that represent the diversity of our membership.

Brad Ledford, CPA, CMA, CGMA
Brad Ledford, CPA, CMA, CGMABoard Member

DHG Search Advisors
Member since 2007
Brad has over 17 years of experience with Dixon Hughes Goodman, the last 11 years with DHG Search Advisors and 6 years before that as an auditor. Brad serves a wide range of industries, including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Construction, Service, and others. The level of positions Brad supports range from Staff to CFO. Brad has served on many non-profit boards and industry associations. He is actively involved in community organizations and has served on the IMA Carolinas Council, as President of the IMA and as a Loaned Executive for United Way.
Timothy Baker, CPA, DBA, CITP, CMA
Timothy Baker, CPA, DBA, CITP, CMABoard Member

University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
Member since 1995
Baker earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Aiken, his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and his Doctor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is a Certified Management Accountant, a member of the AICPA and the Institute of Management Accountants. He currently serves as the South Carolina delegate on the AICPA Governing Council. He served as SCACPA President for the 2011 year. He had a successful career in Public Accounting and consulting for more than 20 years before pursuing a second career in academia.

David Knoble, CPA, MAC, CGMA
David Knoble, CPA, MAC, CGMABoard Member

Knoble Ingle CPAs, LLP
Member since 2010
David has over 25 years of experience as a CPA in South Carolina and North Carolina. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and then spent almost a decade as CFO of a $100 million homebuilding company before starting his own small CPA firm in Rock Hill, which provides tax, audit and advisory services for individuals, privately owned businesses and nonprofit organizations. David also specializes in litigation support services and has testified in federal court. David’s leadership has assisted multiple public and nonprofit boards. He volunteered as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years and publishes regularly for an international photography society. David earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Graham A. Gage, CPA
Graham A. Gage, CPABoard Member

EY (Ernst & Young LLP)
Member since 2001
Graham has over 17 years of experience at EY serving a diversified group of publicly and privately held companies, including companies in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, construction, and retail industries. He has extensive experience with technical accounting matters and providing assurance services to multinational companies as well as smaller growth-oriented companies. Graham is currently an executive director in EY’s national professional practice with a focus on quality and regulatory matters.
Harris J. Darver, CPA
Harris J. Darver, CPABoard Member

DarverKelly, LLP
Member since 2008
Harris is currently employed with McGregor & Company, LLP, in Greenville as a Senior Manager. His areas of specialization and experience include not-for-profit and governmental accounting and auditing concentrating on charitable organizations, non-profit associations, other tax-exempt organizations, health care entities, school districts and small business groups. Harris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in both Accounting and Finance from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
James B. Reese, CPA, CITP, CISA
James B. Reese, CPA, CITP, CISABoard Member

Partner at JD Shirley LLC
Member since 2010James is currently a partner at JD Shirley LLC in Columbia. His expertise is in SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC Readiness Assessments, Agreed-Upon Procedures, Information Technology Controls Consultation, Control Environment and Risk Identification. James received his Bachelor of Science Accounting Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Leslie Johnson-Quick, CPA
Leslie Johnson-Quick, CPABoard Member

Smith Sapp
Member since 2004Throughout her career Leslie has worked for competent leaders who have taken the time to expose her to all areas of the public accounting sector. Her educational and work experience is diverse and multi-faceted and has allowed Leslie to meet the needs of her clients.

Specialties: Audits of Non Public Entities, Non-Profit and Employee Benefit Plans. Preparation of C Corporation, S Corporation, Partnership and Individual Income Taxes.

Michelle Gneisig, CPA, CGMA, CBA
Michelle Gneisig, CPA, CGMA, CBABoard Member

Tindall Corporation
Member since 2011Michelle is an experienced Accounting Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She earned her a Master of Science in Accounting (MACC) from Liberty University.

Tyler K. Gibbons, CPA, CFE
Tyler K. Gibbons, CPA, CFEBoard Member

Riser McLaurin & Gibbons LLP
Member since 2011Tyler is a CPA in public practice and partner with Riser, McLaurin & Gibbons LLP CPAs based in North Charleston, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina where he received a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice; he later completed his study in Accountancy at the College of Charleston.

Uvette Pope-Rogers, CPA, CGMA
Uvette Pope-Rogers, CPA, CGMA Board Member

The Children’s Trust of South Carolina
Member since 2008Uvette or Vette, joined Children’s Trust in 2010, and directs the finance and accounting functions. This increases her organization’s operational and financial capacity to benefit the children, families and communities of South Carolina.
Prior to working at Children’s Trust, she worked as the controller and assistant controller at the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission for eight years. Vette, who also has worked as an auditor at Rogers & Laban, had a military career where she served as an U.S. Army officer.
She is a certified public accountant (CPA) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Francis Marion University.

Valerie Rumbough, CPA, CFP
Valerie Rumbough, CPA, CFPBoard Member

Babcock Center, Inc.
Member since 1997Valerie is a magna cum laude graduate of Furman University as well as a graduate of the College for Financial Planning. She has also completed the Series 65 Examination. In addition to SCACPA, Valerie is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the American Council on Gift Annuities, and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. She also serves on the board of the Columbia Estate Planning Council.



The SCACPA staff executes on the vision of the Board. They are here to serve the profession and members of the Association well into the future.

Chris Jenkins CAE, CISSP, MCSE
Chris is the chief executive officer for the association and reports to the board of directors. As CEO, Chris leads strategic planning initiatives, fosters relationships with strategic partners, and promotes and develops member services.
Jacque Curtin, CPA, CGMA
Jacque Curtin, CPA, CGMAChief Operating Office/Chief Financial Officer
Jacque is responsible for accounting, finance, membership, professional education and operations. She has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience working with both nonprofit and for profit organizations. Jacque is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s in accounting.
Gregory Hardy
Gregory HardyContent Strategist
Greg’s mission is to keep you updated on all of the Association’s initiatives and to make sure members are getting the industry, legislative and best practices news they need. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in mass communications at the University of Florida.
Jeff Jenkins
Jeff JenkinsMedia Specialist
Jeff is an Ohio native of who graduated high school with a certificate in art and design along with a handful of art awards. With a strong focus on Design, photography, and video production. With several multimedia certificates from Midlands Technical College and 7 years experience Jeff prides himself on being a jack of all trades. Before joining SCACPA to handle the Association’s technology and multimedia needs, he was a disability art teacher and mental health adviser in Columbus, Ohio.
Alex Pierce
Alex PierceCPE Coordinator
Alexandria is an enthusiastic University of South Carolina College of Hospitality graduate. She has a passion for event planning and is looking forward to creating a wonderful learning experience for SCACPA Members. She is dedicated to giving her time and talents to others, which she carries out with organizations such as Junior League and Harvest Hope. Alexandria enjoys spending time with family and dining with friends. She is the mother of three beautiful children whom she adores and spoils rotten.
Kourtney Suarez
Kourtney SuarezBookkeeper
Born in North Carolina and raised in Illinois, she’s the middle of five children. Kourtney earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from USC and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Accounting with plans to pursue CPA. In her free time, Kourtney enjoys traveling with her husband and parents.
Debbie Coleman
Debbie ColemanMembership Coordinator
Debbie is our Membership Assistant, hailing all the way from South Africa. With a strong background in hospitality, Debbie’s the first line of communication between members and staff. Her goal is to make sure every member has a great overall experience. When she’s not answering phone calls, you can find Debbie on the baseball field rooting for her grandson, looking for any excuse to get to the beach or an opportunity to play in her garden.


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