Report on request for Access Ready Inc Board of Directors Action by 03-06-2019
Title, Appointment of David Mickey Ellis as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Issued on 02-27-2019
Honorable members of the Access Ready Inc. Board of Directors,
Under the bylaws Article VII Section 9 as Chair I am requesting that you vote on the following agenda electronically
A simple response to the Chair-CEO by email will be registered by the Chair-CEO and then filed with the corporate Secretary.
A notice of this action will then be placed on the Consent Agenda and included in the Board package for the next formal meeting.
Your vote in this format does have the force and effect of an action in a formal board meeting. The Consent Agenda vote is a formality intended to give the Board a second look at actions taken electronically. Please reply to all when responding.
The voting on this agenda will be open until 5 pm on 03-06-2019
A failure to respond will automatically register as an affirmative or yes vote on the agenda.
May it please the Board, the Chair-CEO respectfully requests That you consider and approve David Mickey Ellis as Access Ready Inc’s Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer subject to the attached contract which he has agreed to.
I have known and worked with Mickey for several years and come to respect his professionalism and willingness to help with public projects like ours.
David M. Ellis, CPA is a sole proprietor with offices and Greeneville, Tennessee and Colonial Heights, a suburb of Kingsport, Tennessee. After graduation from East Tennessee State University in 1980 “Mickey” was hired by Adams and Plucker, CPAs in Greeneville, Tennessee where he remained employed for 10 years before opening his own practice in January 1991. After slightly more than a year he was joined by Teresa Whaley, also an East Tennessee State University graduate, who celebrates twenty-five years affiliation with Ellis. While the firm organization is still a sole proprietorship, they are partners in all business matters. Other than Ellis and Whaley, there are seven other employees. One is a CPA, three others hold bachelor’s degrees with a major in accounting, and three are para-professionals with skills in various disciplines. Ellis has been in public accounting for nearly 40 years. The other staff logs tenures with the firm ranging from 5 to 25 years. They meet the SBA definition of a “small business”.
The firm provides services to clients from Knoxville to Mountain City, Tennessee. Approximately 60% of their work is performed in the areas of governmental and not for profit audit and accounting services. They meet the requirements to perform engagements in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards as well as the Uniform Guidance required for recipients of significant federal funds. They also provide income tax preparation services for individuals, partnerships, corporations and not for profit entities. They do not sell any investment or insurance products. They can provide other attestation services such as reviewed financial statements (often for contractors) and banking and credit union compliance reviews.
They are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. All of their staff members are involved in various public and civic voluntary efforts as they desire to participate. They do not advocate politically.
As Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Mickey will be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors. I have confidence in his abilities and commitment. Bank of America does have locations in Tennessee near him and any paperwork can be managed by email or USPS.
I Recommend that you review the attached and strongly consider this appointment under the attached contract.
Elizabeth Campbell Yes
Gust Dean Doulou Yes without objection
Stephen M. Handschu Yes without objection
DR Martin G. Lewis Yes without objection
Paul R. Michaelis PHD Yes without objection
Debra Roberts-Bellanti Yes
William (Chip) Smith Yes without objection
Carol Westlake Yes without objection
Board of Directors Actions completed by 03-06-2019
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