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Longtime employee tapped to lead Strickland & Jones

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Stephen M. Jones has been named president, CEO and managing shareholder of accounting and consulting firm Strickland & Jones PC.

Jones succeeds James V. Strickland Jr., who founded the firm in 1979 and retired Dec. 31.

Jones has been with the firm since 1986. He became a shareholder and vice president in 1992, assuming responsibilities for the firm’s tax and accounting operations. The firm has offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News.

Since 1995, Jones has overseen the company’s acquisition of 10 local CPA firms.

In addition to Jones’ promotion, Ali E. Gunbeyi has been named a shareholder and takes on the title of vice president and chief operating officer. He joined Strickland & Jones in 2009.

Cathy Cale Nadeau and Nellie M. Green have been named shareholders of the firm and are adding the title assistant vice president. Nadeau will manage the firm’s Virginia Beach office and Green will oversee client development and marketing.

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