Ron Applewhite, CPA

Director, Tax Services

Ron brings over 40 years of experience in Accounting and Tax Services with National and Regional CPA firms.

Ron Applewhite serves as Director of Tax Services for Addicus. He specializes in working with several types of clients and industries including retail, professional services firms, manufacturing, state and national tax credits, and privately held businesses.

Since 2011, Ron has been the owner of his CPA firm. He also serves as Managing Member of Tax Credit Advisors, LLC, and numerous other investment LLCs. Prior to these roles, Ron worked with Horne, LLP from 1991 to 2011, serving as a Tax Partner, Partner in Charge of the Jackson, MS office, and President and Chairman of the Board. Previously, he was with KPMG from 1976 to 1991 where he was a Tax Partner.

Ron is passionate about serving his community on multiple platforms. He has served as Treasurer, President, and Board Member of The Rotary Club of Jackson, MS Children’s Museum, New Stage Theatre, and Greater Jackson Arts Council. He has served on the Boards of The MS Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS Opera Association, Farish Street Historic District Neighborhood Foundation, MS Economic Education Council, and Christ United Methodist Church.

He is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association for the University of Mississippi, where he serves as a member of the Alumni Board, Advisory Council for Patterson School of Accountancy, Ole Miss First, Vaught Society, and Circle Society. Ron is also a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1975 with a BBA degree in Accounting. Ron continued his education at the University of Texas where he received his MPA degree in Taxation in 1981. He earned his CPA designation in 1978.

Ron resides in Flowood, Mississippi with his wife, Melissa. Together, they have two sons. 601.624.9300

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