Friday, September 12th, 2014

GCAPP Empower Party

Mauldin & Jenkins was a sponsor for the 2014 GCAPP Empower Party hosted by Jane Fonda.  Cocktails, dinner, and the Atlanta World premiere of This is Where I Leave You were enjoyed at the High Museum of Art & Rick Theatre on Thursday, September 11.  MJ Alexander and Alesia Howell from our Atlanta office attended the event and even managed to snap a photo op with Jane Fonda herself!


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Monday, September 8th, 2014

M&J Participates in Project Giving’s “Retro Night Glow”

The Family Medical Advocate Project is Project Giving’s primary emphasis and our year-round initiative. We “Build Bridges of Hope” for families who are suffering from chronic medical illnesses.

Project Giving “RETRO NIGHT GLOW” 5K/10K/1 Mile fun run, 70’s/80’s concert, & kids’ fest, is Project Givings annual fall fund raising event. It is held annually during the month of October and is a Family Fun Event for ALL ages.  The festivities took place this past Saturday, September 6 in Macon, GA! For more information about Project Giving and the event, visit their website.

Eight people from the Albany office participated in the run/walk, and 11 who volunteered to work before the event stuffing participant packets or during the event cheering and providing traffic assistance at a mile maker.

 Justin Bradley won 1st place in the 10k for his age bracket

Grant Davis won 2nd place in the 10k for his age bracket

Adam Blakely won 3rd place in the 10k for his age bracket

Fred Martin won 3rd place for 5 k for his age

Ally Marshal (Ron’s wife) and Justin Johnson both finished the 5 k in the top 32% of 446 5 k participants.

A big thanks to our participants from the Albany office! Not only did they help give back to the community, but it looks like they had some fun too!  Take a peak at some photos from the night’s events:

Friday, September 5th, 2014

UGA Meet the Firms

Kimberly Haynes, Ashton Pellicano, Garrett Landreneau and Lauren Payne represented M&J at the UGA Meet the Firms on September 4th.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! We look forward to being back on campus for interviews September 23rd.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Brian Carter: Presenter at the Not for Profit Workshop

Brian Carter, Partner at the Bradenton office and Karen Jubrail, VP of Development at Glazer Children’s Museum partnered to teach the class, “Your Financial Statements – A Donor’s Prospective” at the 4th Annual Not for Profit Workshop, held August 26th at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.  85 Attendees enjoyed their interactive presentation–  There was a lot of note taking and the duo answered many questions, as well as provided some solid advice.

The Not for Profit Workshop is a gathering of non-profit leaders and philanthropists focused on improving the quality of life in the Tampa Bay area communities.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

M&J Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mauldin & Jenkins staff challenged our Managing Partner, Donny Luker and our Atlanta Partner-in-Charge, Jeff Fucito to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Our fearless leaders endured the ice-cold water dumped over their heads with smiles on their faces!  Not only did Donny and Jeff accept the challenge, but they also gave a donation.

Donny and Jeff have officially challenged our other Partners-in Charge:  John McDuffie in Albany, Jerry Marlar in Bradenton, Warren McEwen in Chattanooga, and Hanson Borders in Birmingham!  You have 1 week to complete the challenge or donate!

Click on the photo or HERE to watch the video!

Donny & Jeff ALS Ice Bucket Challenge




Thursday, August 28th, 2014

M&J Volunteers at the Food Bank of Manatee

The M&J team spent the morning of August 20th volunteering at the Food Bank of Manatee helping sort, weigh and package dry and canned foods, getting the items ready for delivery to local non-profit agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens and churches.  The team also donated $75 and a combined 54 pounds of food and baby items.

Everyone got a little sweaty and some of us escaped to the walk-in freezer a few times to cool off, but our volunteers enjoyed the opportunity to help others.  Hard work was rewarded in the form of a Council’s burger…compliments of PIC Jerry Marlar.


If this doesn’t make your mouth water, what will?!

For information on how you can donate or volunteer to the Food Bank of Manatee, visit their website.

We look forward to again volunteering at the Food Bank of Manatee!





Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Leading Age & Florida League of Cities Conventions

Summer is the season for conventions!  Mauldin & Jenkins recently exhibited and sponsored the Leading Age Florida Convention held in Orlando from July 27th to July 30th. Representing M&J was Brian Carter, Linda Corty and Holly Littlefield.

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From L to R: Holly Littlefield, Brian Carter & Linda Corty

Mauldin & Jenkins also exhibited and sponsored the Florida League of Cities Convention held in Hollywood, FL from August 14th to August 15th.   Representing M&J was Daniel Anderson and Holly Littlefield.

Holly & Daniel

Holly Littlefield & Daniel Anderson



Friday, August 15th, 2014

M&J Assists with Back-To-School Backpack Drive


Mauldin & Jenkins: Birmingham helped raised funds and collected school supplies for the Hands On Birmingham Back-To-School Backpack Drive.  The backpacks and supplies were donated to the YMCA, Salvation Army, Jessie’s Place and various other programs to send to schools and children in need.

Through the generosity of companies and individuals, Hands On Birmingham exceeded its goal by collecting over 1600 backpacks and still counting!

We want to thank all that participated and donated to this worthy cause.  Way to go team!

MJ Folks and Supplies School Supplies 4 School Supplies 1



Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Tommye Barie Travels – Part II

Tommye recently attended The Mississippi Society of CPA’s Annual Meeting held in Destin, FL.  200 attendees listened as she spoke on the topic of “Prominent Issues Facing the Profession.”  Often, Tommye reunites with a familiar face.  This trip she ran into Dale Flesher, a Professor at University of Mississippi and AAA Audit Committee Member, along with his colleagues.

University of Mississippi Faculty from L to R: Dr. Dale Flesher, Associate Dean & Professor; Dr. Tonya Flesher, Professor; Tommye Barie Partner at Mauldin & Jenkins; Dr. James Davis, Professor.

University of Mississippi Faculty from L to R: Dr. Dale Flesher, Associate Dean & Professor; Dr. Tonya Flesher, Professor; Tommye Barie Partner at Mauldin & Jenkins; Dr. James Davis, Professor

James Davis and Tommye Barie

James Davis and Tommye Barie

The Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s met at the most magical place on Earth. Disney World! The meeting was held on June 23rd. The dinner and reception were held at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Chip and Dale even showed up!

Tommye Barie pictured with Bob Firley, 2013/2014 Chair of the PICPA, hanging out with Chip and Dale.

Tommye Barie pictured with Bob Firley, 2013/2014 Chair of the PICPA, hanging out with Chip and Dale

From Orlando to Mexico City, Tommye participated in The North American Summit, discussions about accounting across borders.

Tommye then joined Donny Luker, Managing Partner, at the California Major Firms Group Meeting held at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point California.  Check out that view!

Tommye Barie and Donny Luker

Tommye Barie and Donny Luker

After California, Tommye crossed the country to attend an AICPA Board Meeting in New York, where 900 members were assigned to committees.

Next, she traveled to Denver for a Peer Review Conference.  She crossed the Country one more time to attend the NASBA Summit held in New York.

Then it was back to Sarasota!  It was good to see her smiling face in the office for a few days.

Tommye, thank you for sharing your travel stories and for your ongoing representation of M&J!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Macon’s 2014 M&J Spring Fling

The Macon office enjoyed a sunny Spring Fling on Friday, July 25 at the lake home of Terry and Van Henderson on Lake Oconee.  Fun on the lake and some yummy food made a for a terrific day for M&J employees and their families.  Check out some of the fun captured at the day’s event: