605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1100
Chattanooga, TN 37450

Phone: 423-756-6585

Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday

Chattanooga’s strong infrastructure, workforce and quality of life has attracted a wide range of businesses in mobile entrepreneurs, distribution and transportation companies, high-end office operations, food processing and manufacturing.

What services are offered at the Chattanooga office?

Our Chattanooga team works in a variety of industries including manufacturing and distributions, construction, real estate, not-for-profit, and healthcare, just to name a few. We have licensed CPAs and other professionals in tax, audit, business valuation, litigation support, healthcare consulting and compliance, risk services, human resources, recruiting and more. We can support all LBMC services in this office. If you are looking for a Chattanooga CPA, see our services list for more information or contact us.

LBMC Names Nicole Jeppesen Chattanooga Market Leader

September 26, 2023

Nicole Jeppesen

Promotions Reinforce Firm’s Expertise and Focus on Serving Growing Client Base

LBMC, a top accounting and business consulting firm in the Southeast and nation, is pleased to announce Nicole Jeppesen, Shareholder, as leader of the firm’s Chattanooga market.

Jeppesen joined LBMC in 2015 and has more than 18 years of experience in public accounting, focusing on tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals and families, their related investment entities and trusts, and closely held businesses and their owners. Prior to taking on the Chattanooga Market Leader role, Jeppesen served as leader of LBMC’s Chattanooga tax practice.

The leadership announcement follows the promotions of Steve Thomason and Janet Neighbors to Managing Director,  the retirement of Dennis Blanton and the expansion of the LBMC Chattanooga High Net Worth team to meet the growing needs of clients in the Chattanooga market and across the region.

LBMC’s Chattanooga office serves middle market business clients in the manufacturing & distribution, transportation, healthcare, and real estate space, as well as high net worth families and business owners, many of whom go back generations. In addition to tax and audit advisory services, LBMC’s Chattanooga office has local professionals specializing in transaction advisory services as well as professionals representing LBMC Employment Partners.

“I am honored to step into the Chattanooga Market Leader role and look forward to continue building relationships while educating the Chattanooga community on the wide range of solutions and services that LBMC offers,” said Jeppesen. “As a trusted advisor to clients, I enjoy nothing more than helping them with the challenges they face in their current financial affairs and planning for their futures. I am excited to be a part of the momentum in Chattanooga, making connections with advisors and leaders in the community in order to problem solve for our clients and serve as a partner in the region’s growth.”

A CPA, Jeppesen holds her B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and attended San Francisco State University’s Graduate Program in Accounting and Business Administration. A Tennessee resident for 20 years, Jeppesen is active in the Chattanooga community and is involved in many professional and civic organizations, including Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, The Hunter Museum Chairman’s Circle, The Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI).

“As leader of Chattanooga’s tax practice and an expert with unmatched experience and strong relationships, Nicole has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to our clients, colleagues and the Chattanooga community. We look forward to seeing our Chattanooga office and LBMC’s partners continue to thrive under her leadership,” said CEO Jeff Drummonds.

LBMC Names Christina Edwards Shareholder

Christina Edwards

February 1, 2024

Promotion Follows Market Leader Announcement, Adding to Firm’s Chattanooga Leadership Team

 LBMC, a top accounting and business consulting firm in the Southeast and nation, is pleased to announce that Christina Edwards has been named Shareholder in the firm’s Audit division. Edwards’ promotion follows the announcement of Nicole Jeppesen as LBMC Chattanooga Market Leader in 2023, adding to the robust leadership team serving the firm’s rapidly growing client base in the Chattanooga market.

Clients’ auditing needs in 2024 are being reshaped by regulatory changes, technological advancements, and a heightened focus on corporate transparency. Edwards is well-versed in a spectrum of skills that go beyond number-crunching, something vital for companies as they navigate this complex terrain.

Edwards joined LBMC in 2007 and has 21 years of experience providing audit services and financial solutions to companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on manufacturing and distribution, service industries, private equity, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. She has extensive expertise providing consulting services in change-of-control transactions and internal controls, with an in-depth understanding of complex topics around GAAP and GAAS. Edwards has longstanding relationships across the Chattanooga business community.

LBMC’s Chattanooga office serves middle market business clients in the manufacturing & distribution, transportation, real estate, and healthcare space, as well as high net worth families and business owners. Edwards’ promotion to shareholder further strengthens LBMC’s commitment not only to the firm’s current clients, but also serving the entire business community across the Chattanooga market.

A CPA and CIA, Edwards holds a Master of Accountancy and BBA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She serves on the Accounting Advisory Council of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and is a Tennessee Society of Public Accountants Council Member. Edwards is a founding Board Member of the LBMC Cares Foundation.

“Congratulations to Christina on this outstanding achievement,” said Jim Meade, CEO and Managing Shareholder, LBMC PC. “Christina is viewed by her clients as a trusted advisor, and with her technical expertise, she is the ideal complement to Chattanooga market leader Nicole Jeppesen. Christina’s significant experience in public accounting comes with her fresh perspective on the issues we face as well as her leadership skills and commitment to recruiting, training, and developing future leaders.”

Where is Chattanooga, TN?

Chattanooga is located in East Tennessee, along the Tennessee River bordering Georgia. Chattanooga blends the “Big City” amenities with the “Small Town” ease of living with friendly residents, moderate housing costs and easy commuting with cultural and recreation opportunities that rival those in a large metropolitan area. When not in the office LBMC employees soak in some Chattanooga’s impressive nature landscapes including breathtaking mountain vistas.

Explore the Beauty of Chattanooga

Nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River and surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, Chattanooga offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm. Our office’s downtown location in the Liberty Tower Building allows our team to enjoy the convenience of city life while being just a stone’s throw away from outdoor adventures. From hiking trails to water sports, Chattanooga provides a backdrop that perfectly complements our dedication to professional excellence.

A Hub for Innovation and Growth

Chattanooga has transformed into a hub for innovation and growth, attracting a diverse range of industries. As part of this thriving community, LBMC Chattanooga is proud to contribute to the city’s economic vibrancy. With a steadfast commitment to providing exceptional professional services, our team plays a vital role in supporting local businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations as they navigate complex challenges and seize new opportunities.

Your Trusted Partner in Success

At LBMC Chattanooga, our services extend far beyond numbers and financial statements. We are your partners in success, working closely with you to achieve your business and financial goals. Whether you’re in need of expert tax advice, comprehensive audit services, strategic business valuation, or specialized healthcare consulting, our team of licensed CPAs and professionals is equipped with the knowledge and experience to guide you every step of the way.

Experience Excellence in Every Interaction

We believe that excellence should be the standard in everything we do. From the moment you walk through our doors to the final resolution of your financial matters, you can expect nothing less than top-notch service. Our commitment to excellence is not only reflected in our industry expertise but also in our dedication to understanding your unique needs and tailoring our solutions to ensure your success.

Join the Thriving Business Community

Chattanooga’s distinction as a “Best Place to Live” is a testament to the robust business realm that calls it home. As LBMC Chattanooga, we take immense pride in being an inseparable part of this tapestry, channeling our talents and insights to nurture commercial growth. Whether you’re a local trailblazer or a corporation aiming to establish roots in Chattanooga, our team stands steadfast to furnish the counsel and backing you need to thrive in this dynamic landscape. For deeper insights into working and residing in Chattanooga, explore the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.


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