Chris Pike, CPA
Chris is a certified public accountant with over two decades of experience working on both sides of the governmental accounting and auditing industry as both an auditor and governmental finance director. He graduated from Columbus State University (GA) in 1993 with a BBA and again in 2006 with a MPA. After leaving a public accounting firm in 2003, he has been finance director for the Georgia cities of Morrow, Griffin, and now Dunwoody as well as assistant finance director for the nation’s 10th largest airport at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Chris is regularly sought out and scheduled for a variety of conference and training events as well as professional organizations and publications. He has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Wall Street Journal. He recently developed a curriculum on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. He has spoken for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute, and Georgia Municipal Association. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association (GGFOA), the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), and the Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials (GABTO).