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George R. Rea, Jr. CPA

Senior Tax / Management Services / Small Business Consulting - Meridian Office

George R. "Bob" Rea joined the firm in 1963. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1961 and then received his Masters degree in accounting at the University of Alabama in 1966. When earning his CPA designation in 1967, Bob was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest score on the exam. He has been a partner in the firm since 1969. As our senior tax partner, Bob offers management services and small business consulting to our clients.

Bob is a native of Meridian. He and his wife, Karen, enjoyed spending their leisure time on their pontoon boat in the waters off of Bay St. Louis before Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. They are active members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Meridian.

Bob holds active membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Bob is an active participant in Tax Twenty, a select group of accountants from various areas of the U.S. who exchange information concerning tax practice and technical issues. Bob is a longstanding member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Current community affiliations include serving as an officer of the Meridian Museum of Art and a Director of BIPEC. He is also an avid supporter of Meridian Community College, currently serving as treasurer of The MCC Foundation, the vehicle through which gifts are made to the College and scholarships are provided for students. Bob's commitment to MCC is evidenced through his serving consecutive terms in various capacities on The Foundation's board starting with treasurer at its inception in 1979.

Charles E. Rea, CPA, CVA

Senior Auditor/ Business Consulting - Meridian Office

Joining the firm in 1968, Charles E. "Chuck" Rea was admitted as a partner in 1974 and has been serving as managing partner since 1992. He is the senior audit partner.

Chuck received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with a concentration in accounting) from the University of Mississippi in 1968 and his Masters degree from the University of Alabama in 1971. He earned his CPA designation in 1972 and CVA designation in 1999.

A native of Meridian, Chuck and his wife, Bobbie, have four children, Barbara Hebert, Sara Campos, Meredith and John and two grandsons, Charlie and George Hebert. They are longstanding members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Meridian.

Chuck currently holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA); and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He is serving as treasurer of the Mental Health Association of Lauderdale County; treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a position he has held for 30+ years; and chairman of the Lay Education Scholarship Fund for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. Chuck also currently serves as Chairman of Hope Village for Children and board member of The Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Foundation. He feels fortunate in having been given the opportunity to assist in this Area's economic growth by serving as past president and board member of the Greater Meridian Chamber of Commerce, past president and board member of the Lauderdale Economic Development Authority and past board member of the Meridian/Lauderdale County Partnership. These associations have been instrumental in promoting and maintaining outside business to Meridian and Lauderdale County.