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Frazier & Deeter Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

Top 50 accounting & advisory firm announces partner LeighAnn Costley as Chair of the Board

 Frazier & Deeter (FD), one of the nation’s Top 50 accounting & advisory firms, announced today that Partner LeighAnn Costley has been named Chair of the Board of Directors. Costley joined the partnership in 2012 and contributes nearly thirty years of experience to the firm; she is the first female and non-Managing Partner to serve as Chair in the firm’s history. Costley previously served as a Principal with UHY Advisors and a Director with Deloitte.

“We’re excited to have LeighAnn take on this role,” said Seth McDaniel, FD Managing Partner. “Her leadership will help us further meet the needs of our clients and people as we continue to fulfill our brand promise of Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference®.”

Costley specializes in tax strategy and compliance services, with a focus on opportunities to minimize personal, fiduciary and corporate income tax liabilities. She works primarily with corporate executives and other high-net-worth individuals, multiple generation family entities and trusts as well as closely held businesses. Costley also consults on estate and gift tax planning, charitable planning and business succession planning. She served previously as the Head of the Tax Department and is also one of the co-chairs of FD’s Women in Business Leadership Initiative.

“I’m thrilled to have been selected by my peers to lead the Board of Directors; this opportunity is further evidence of our long-standing commitment to supporting equity in leadership,” said Costley. “I’m excited to serve the firm in this role during a pivotal time of growth and change in the accounting industry.”

About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is an award-winning Top 50 accounting & advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides a wide range of tax, audit and advisory services to meet the emerging needs of clients as they evolve. FD and its family of brands serve clients, from the Fortune Global 500 companies to growing small businesses, through six offices across the United States and the United Kingdom. The firm has been recognized repeatedly as a Best of the Best Accounting firm, a Best Firm to Work For® and a Best Firm for Women in Leadership. FD’s brand promise is Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference®.

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