Avizo Group, Inc. is pleased to announce Rachel Godwin Young, CPA, CGMA has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Shareholder by the Board of Directors.
Rachel has been with Avizo Group, Inc. for 21 years, serving as a shareholder for 6 years and as Director of Assurance Services for 8 years. Her expertise includes providing auditing, financial regulation reporting, governance and consulting services to the firm’s clients with a special focus on governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations and small-to-mid-sized businesses. Through her career with Avizo Group, Rachel has contributed to pushing the firm into innovative spaces by developing goal planning processes and training staff to be proactive problem-solvers.
Rachel is a graduate of the University of West Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting followed by a Master of Accountancy. She is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Government Finance Officers Association.
As director of the firm’s location in Brewton, Alabama, Rachel resides in Flomaton, Alabama with her husband, Josh, and their children, Edy and Silas. Rachel is the 2015 Bridging the Gap Winner through the Emerging Leaders Council. Due to her unique ability to create streamlined processes for a collaborative team approach to major projects, Rachel is an annual presenter at the conferences and events on the topics of processes, technology, and innovation.
Having served in multiple leadership roles for the firm over the past 32 years, Dennis Sherrin, CPA,CGMA will transition from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Value Officer. In this role, he will continue to influence efforts on transformation within the firm and the accounting profession with a focus on enhancing value to clients and our communities. Sherrin says, “It’s exciting to know Avizo has chosen such a talented leader, in Rachel, with a passion for serving, coaching and helping others. Great things are ahead for Avizo and those we serve.”