Tidwell Group Announces Six New Partners

The Tidwell Group, LLC announced Patty Azallion, William Brookshire, Damien Cassell, Andy Gantzer, Chris Ofat and Jeanne-Marie Smith as its newest partners.

Patty Azallion, CPA brings over 30 years of experience as an accounting professional and expertise in assurance services to the Tidwell Group’s Columbus Ohio office. She brings experience with internal controls analysis and risk assessment, substantive testing, cash flow, and revenue/expense analysis, along with a proficiency in the preparation of financial statements to the firm.

William Brookshire, CPA joins the Partner Group of Tidwell Group’s Birmingham office. His addition provides over 12 years of experience with audit, accounting and tax services for multifamily real estate owners, developers and contractors to the Tidwell Partner Group. In addition, he brings expertise in the low-income housing and historic tax credits, USDA Rural Development projects and final cost certifications.

Damien Cassell, CPA joins the firm’s Partner Group in the Columbus Ohio office. He offers tremendous experience in audit and tax services within a variety of industries, including affordable housing, not-for-profit, manufacturing, construction and real estate. He also brings a unique passion for leveraging that experience into an optimized client experience.

Andy Gantzer, CPA adds his 23 years of public accounting experience to the Partner Group in the Columbus Ohio office. Included in his impressive skillset is an expertise in the affordable housing industry, specifically in the areas of auditing LIHTC, HUD, not-for-profit and USDA Rural Development.

Chris Ofat, CPA joins the Partner Group in the firm’s Columbus Ohio office.  Included in the skills he brings to the firm are a deep understanding of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and expertise in the preparation and review of contractor cost certifications. He also adds essential experience in the preparation and review of HUD and RD audit engagements.

Jeanne-Marie Smith, CPA joins the Partner Group of Tidwell Group’s Birmingham office. Her experience in the real estate industry with specializations in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and HUD-financed projects are a tremendous asset to an already impressive team. She also has extensive experience in real estate development engagements.