CPA, Chief Operating Officer
Beverly Sparkmon is the people and process person behind Sparkmon Advisory Services. She is responsible for ensuring the firm is prepared to meet all of our clients’ needs in a timely, accurate and friendly manner. Beverly has worked with McDonald’s operators since 1983. She joined Richard in starting Sparkmon & Associates in 1984 as one of the founding members, and now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Sparkmon Advisory Services.
Beverly was born in Alaska but spent most of her childhood in Columbus, Georgia. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Building relationships with people is not only paramount to a successful firm but exceptionally fulfilling.
In addition to being a CPA, Beverly is an Honor Flight Guardian and a member of the Kimberly Chance Atkins Foundation board of directors, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA). She has previously served as a member of the GSCPA MAP committee and is a long-time member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
Beverly and her husband Richard have two adult children. In her free time, Beverly enjoys water skiing on Lake Oconee and running, recently mustering up the courage to go from half marathons to full. She is an enthusiastic traveler who relishes adventures that range from hiking in national parks to relaxing on the beach to wine tours of Italy.
Things you probably don’t know about Beverly:
- While serving on the Chamber of Commerce board, she won the James Culpepper service award. James Culpepper happened to have been Richard’s mentor, helping him get started in business many years prior.
- In her younger days, she aspired to be a nurse anesthetist but changed to accounting while in college. This allows her the opportunity to still help people without dealing with any blood or internal organs.
- For the last 20 years, she has met once a month with the same friends to try a new Atlanta area restaurant for dinner.
You have too much invested to take chances with your future.