Rodney L. Chandler, CPA, a partner at Smith, Adcock and Company LLP of Athens, has been elected chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants' (GSCPA) Board of Directors for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Mr. Chandler was selected at the Society's annual business meeting in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
"Rodney’s commitment to the profession and the Society is admirable,” said GSCPA CEO Boyd Search. “He believes in the importance of mentoring young professionals, professional involvement, and giving back to the community."
During his one-year term as Chair, Mr. Chandler hopes to help strengthen the legacy of the profession in Georgia. "I want to be involved in a professional community that’s looking toward the highest and best aspirations for our profession and that holds each other accountable to those standards, so we set ourselves apart from the rest," says Chandler.
A 25-year member of GSCPA, Mr. Chandler has served as chair-elect, treasurer, and director of the GSCPA Board of Directors as well as a member of the GSCPA Leadership Council. He is a former chair of GSCPA's Professional Ethics Committee, Investment Committee, and Budget Committee. He is also an active member of the Northeast Georgia Chapter of GSCPA and of the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) Governing Council.
In addition to his service to GSCPA, Mr. Chandler serves as a director of Jackson EMC and is a member, past president, and past treasurer of the Rotary Club of Madison County. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and political science from Berry College.