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Jones Honored as 2014 Outstanding Business Leader

May 6, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama – May 6, 2014 –  Jackson Thornton principal, Annamarie Wendlandt Jones, was recently honored as the 2014 Outstanding Business Leader by the College of Business at Auburn University at Montgomery.

The prestigious award is not exclusively for AUM alumni; Jones was unanimously selected from a group of River Region business leaders.  She was recognized for her service as the Co-chair of the Business Finance Career Academy Advisory Board, her position on the Montgomery Chamber’s Women in Business Steering Committee, and on Family Sunshine Center Advisory Council.

Jones was also recognized for her role as an active volunteer for AUM serving as the Treasurer of the AUM Alumni Association, the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and Chairperson of the Accounting Department Advisory Board.

“We are very proud of Annamarie,” said Ned Sheffield, Jackson Thornton president and managing partner. “Her commitment to the business community, her clients and AUM is evident and we are fortunate to have her on our team.”

Jones has worked as a certified public accountant with Jackson Thornton since graduating summa cum laude from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1994.

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