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Cook, Sheffield & Thornton Named Newest Principals

December 5, 2019

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Christine Cook, William Sheffield, and Eden Thornton have been selected as the firm’s newest principals.

Christine Cook is a principal in the firm’s Montgomery office. Cook, a Certified Public Accountant since 1993, specializes in taxation of exempt organizations in addition to tax compliance and consulting services for closely held businesses and individuals. She is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting. Cook holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the board of directors of the River Region United Way as the chair of the audit committee and is the treasurer for Mary Ellen’s Hearth. Cook is also a member of the Montgomery Estate Planning Council, the Alabama Council of Association Executives and the Junior League of Montgomery.

William Sheffield is a principal in the firm’s Opelika office. Sheffield, a Certified Public Accountant since 2006, specializes in tax planning and consulting for individuals and closely held businesses. He earned his undergraduate and Master of Accountancy degrees from Auburn University. Sheffield holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the current president of the Montgomery Auburn Club and has served on the junior executive board of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the YMCA Boys Work Committee.

Eden Thornton is a principal in the firm’s Montgomery office. Thornton, a Certified Public Accountant since 1993, specializes in tax planning and consulting services for closely held businesses and individuals. In addition, she leads the Montgomery office’s Client Accounting practice. Thornton is a graduate of Troy University and earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Accounting. She holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Thornton is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery Class XXXV and is a member of the Prattville Rotary Club. She also serves on the boards of the Family Sunshine Center and the Mercy House.

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