December 17, 2015 —Chad Porter, CPA, CFE, Partner with Smith Marion & Co. is teaching Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting at Middle Tennessee State University, Jennings A. Jones College of Business for the Spring 2016 Semester. The class is for accounting undergraduate and graduate students. “I am excited to venture into a new area of my career. Teaching has been a career goal of mine for a long time; I appreciate that my great team at Smith Marion & Co. frees me up to explore this passion” says, Chad Porter.

David Marion, CPA, Managing Partner at Smith Marion & Co says, “Chad has worked in the Governmental and Nonprofit industries for his entire career (over 20 years). He serves on the Peer Review Board in TN and has presented various GASB topics at the HUD national conference. Now he is serving as an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Jennings A. Jones College of Business teaching a Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting course for accounting graduate students and undergraduate students this spring. You will want to attend his classes!”

Porter graduated in 1996 from Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting. He has worked for Smith Marion & Co. since May of 1996. Porter is a Certified Fraud Examiner and he specializes in audits of HUD funded organizations and housing authorities, audits of tax credit properties, audits of California Department of Education child care organizations and Single Audit (A-133) of federally funded organizations.

Smith Marion & Co., LLP was founded in 1983 by William P. Smith and David B. Marion. Over the last several years, the company has experienced tremendous growth. Marion credits their staff of high-quality, committed professionals, who have invested in their training, development and growth, to the success of the company. The firm also takes pride in the growth of their client base, which has grown mainly from positive client referrals. The firm is licensed to operate in California, Tennessee, and Kentucky, with practice privileges in Idaho and Utah. The company services clients nationwide.