John Sutton, CPA, started with CTAS in July 2019 with 35 years’ experience of local governmental accounting and auditing. Previously, John was a Senior Audit Manager with PUGH CPAs, an RSM McGladrey Alliance Firm, and with another local CPA firm located in Knoxville, TN. After graduating with a BBA Degree with a major in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University, he began his career as a staff auditor with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Division of Local Government Audit. John has extensive experience working with counties, boards of education, cities, utility districts and governmental pension and retirement plans. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).