ASCPA Staff

Enhancing Alabama's Accounting Profession

through advocacy, education and member engagement.

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Executive Team

Jeannine Birmingham

Chief Executive Officer, CPA, CAE, CGMA


Jeannine Birmingham

Chief Executive Officer, CPA, CAE, CGMA


As President and CEO for the Alabama Society of CPAs, Jeannine is responsible for strategic initiatives of the ASCPA Board and Educational Foundation. She serves as Secretary/Treasurer of ALA/CPA/PAC, and is liaison to Professional Ethics, By-laws, Taxation and Nomination Committees. Jeannine is a registered lobbyist for the ASCPA. She is responsible for recruitment and management of ASCPA volunteers for task force groups, committee, conference planning groups, and service projects.

Last but not least, she is the biggest cheerleader for the Accounting Profession.

“Be driven, be focused, but enjoy every moment because it only happens once.”

Shirley L. Carroll

Administrative Assistant


Shirley L. Carroll

Administrative Assistant


Chandler Allen

Education and Membership Associate


Chandler Allen

Education and Membership Associate


Chandler first arrived at the ASCPA in 2022 as an intern, quickly joining the staff in an official capacity as CPE Coordinator. She assists with CPE processes, to include registration, event management, and member customer service. Chandler also plays a role in our Membership Department, assisting with scholarships and student initiatives.

She is a graduate of Edgewood Academy and is currently a junior at Auburn University at Montgomery, majoring in Accounting. Upon graduation, Chandler plans to finish her Master of Accountancy in December 2024. She was raised in Wetumpka, Alabama, and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog Wanda. She also enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, golfing, and shopping.

Membership & Communications Team

Zack Camerio

Director, Membership, Student Engagement and Business Development


Zack Camerio

Director, Membership, Student Engagement and Business Development


Born and raised in Montgomery, Zack graduated with a degree in Political Science from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2010.

Zack began working for ASCPA in 2018. As Director of Membership and Public Relations, he focuses his efforts toward making the ASCPA member experience a positive one. He works closely with the Young CPAs, the Educational Foundation and Student Initiatives.

Ingrained with a deep love for the River Region, Zack is passionate about community involvement. His past involvement includes: Montgomery Lions Club, Montgomery Bicycle Club, Ability Sport Network at Huntingdon College, Children’s Center Adult Program, and Cycling for Sight.

Renee Hubbard, CPA Retired

Manager, College Pipeline Initiatives


Renee Hubbard, CPA Retired

Manager, College Pipeline Initiatives


Renee works closely with the ASCPA membership team developing opportunities to educate college and high students on the vast career opportunities available in the accounting profession.  She is also involved with our ASCPA Educational Foundation scholarship selection team.  Renee is a graduate of Auburn University, past Chairperson of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) and a retired Tax Principal with Jackson Thornton.  

Kristi Gates, APR

Manager, Member Communications and Events


Kristi Gates, APR

Manager, Member Communications and Events


Kristi Gates, APR, has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations and strategic communication in the private, non-profit and public sectors. She joined the Alabama Society in 2022 as Manager, Member Communications and Events. Prior to this she served as Communications Manager for the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, the Public Information Officer for the Alabama Department of Corrections, spent seven years as a Community Relations Specialist with the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and more than four years at Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. Gates has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Auburn University Montgomery in marketing and public administration, respectively. She has volunteered for Hospice of Montgomery, is a former Child Protect board member, and has served in several board positions with Public Relations Council of Alabama – Montgomery, including President. She currently serves as Secretary on the board of the Southern Public Relations Federation

Megan G. Hughes, APR

Director, Communications


Megan G. Hughes, APR

Director, Communications


Megan is responsible for internal and external communications for the Society, serves as the editor of CONNECTIONS magazine, creates the weekly digital newsletter, and maintains the ASCPA brand, to include website content and all digital assets.

She has nearly 20 years of professional experience in the field of public relations, more than a decade of that time in higher education. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Auburn University, her master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, and has earned her accreditation in Public Relations.

Partners in Peer Review

Ashley E. Sellers

Director, Peer Review Operations


Ashley E. Sellers

Director, Peer Review Operations


Ashley serves as Director of Peer Review Operations for Partners in Peer Review at the Alabama Society of CPAs. Ashley has been employed with the ASCPA for 8 years, and she is passionate about serving others and strengthening the CPA profession. Her responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the peer review program and providing administrative and technical support to firms and reviewers throughout the process.  She also serves as a representative on the AICPA’s Administrator Advisory Task Force (AATF), and also serves as an administrator representative on the AICPA’s Peer Review Oversight Task Force (OTF), including the Evolution Focus Group and RAB Observation Focus Group.

Ashley graduated from Troy University with a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  She is originally from Valley, Alabama and currently resides in Daphne, Alabama with her husband Will and 4-year old little girl Ana Claire.

Chuck Jordan, CPA

Director, Peer Review Professional Standards


Chuck Jordan, CPA

Director, Peer Review Professional Standards


Bethany Booth

Manager, Membership and Peer Review Billing


Bethany Booth

Manager, Membership and Peer Review Billing


Bethany has been with the ASCPA for more than 3 years and works with the peer review team. She also handles all peer review & membership dues invoicing and billing. If you have a question about your ASCPA membership, chances are Bethany can answer it!

Bethany is a Michigan native and has her associates degree from Texas State Tech.

Raegen Nuffer

Manager, Peer Review Operations


Raegen Nuffer

Manager, Peer Review Operations


Raegen serves as Manager of Peer Review Operations and has been employed with the ASCPA for 5 years.  Raegen is responsible for the successful and timely movement of peer reviews through each stage of the peer review process, including providing direct communication and guidance to firms and reviewers during the process.  With over 9 years working in customer support, Raegen’s strength to the team is her communication and organizational skills. 

Raegen is from Eclectic, Alabama and currently lives in Holtville, Alabama, with her husband Nathan and her two pups.