McConnell Jones Partner Ken Gibbs to Head Firm’s Mid-Atlantic Tax Practice

by | Jun 20, 2024 | News & Events, Tax

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Patrick Plant

For Immediate Release
(Houston, Texas), June 20, 2024

McConnell Jones Partner Ken Gibbs to Head Firm’s Mid-Atlantic Tax Practice

McConnell Jones (MJ) is excited to announce that Ken Gibbs will now serve as the Tax leader in the Mid-Atlantic region. MJ’s Mid-Atlantic Tax practice will include  our offices in Washington D.C. and Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Gibbs’ decades of experience serving clients in North Carolina, and nationally, will strengthen the D.C. office and expand the clients that McConnell Jones can reach across the entire region. “With the continued growth of our firm nationally, and particularly in D.C and Durham, Ken’s presence enables McConnell Jones to continue providing our outstanding level of client service, while also having an expanded presence in the Mid-Atlantic region” said McConnell Jones Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell. Both of MJ’s offices in this region  serve clients in the governmental, nonprofit and commercial sectors, providing assurance, ERISA, tax, management advisory consulting services.

“Since joining McConnell Jones in 2023, Ken has been an incredible leader, asserting himself in business development and fostering client relations” said McConnell Jones’ Tax Practice Partner in Charge, Tené Thomas. “We are excited to have an increased footprint in the District of Columbia and across the region and develop relationships like those that we have in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and North Carolina” Ms. Thomas added.

Mr. Gibbs will implement McConnell Jones’ geographic business development strategy which focuses on developing lasting relationships with clients and partnering with regional economic chambers and partnerships in the communities. “I am thrilled to lead our tax practice in the D.C. area, as well as across the Mid-Atlantic. The opportunity to bring a new perspective to new and existing business relationships is incredibly motivating,” said Mr. Gibbs.

About McConnell Jones

McConnell Jones (MJ) is the second largest African American owned CPA firm in the country; and is consistently listed as a top 20 accounting firm by the Houston Business Journal.  Named one of the top 250 CPA firms in the county by Inside Public Accounting in June 2023, the firm is on track to exceed the growth trajectory from last year. Additionally, the firm is one of the fastest growing firms in the country and has maintained its status as a “Best Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle three years running.

MJ’s diversity is a core tenet of its mission and value proposition, reporting that approximately 70% of its employees are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first-generation Americans or first in their families to graduate from college. The firm provides audit, tax, and consulting services to public and private companies, as well as federal, state, and local government institutions and non-profit organizations. McConnell Jones is among the top 3 percent of firms providing benefit plan audit services in the country. Our values of Creativity, Inclusion, Transparency and Accountability inform the way we interact with our clients, our communities and with each other.

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