A founder of Coulter & Justus, Ron has been a visionary for the firm and facilitated our exponential growth. Ron’s personable approach to working with people not only provides great service to our clients, but also adds to our unique culture and coaching environment for staff.
Effective in January 2016, Ron retired from his role as President and now serves as a consultant to our firm and certain clients.
Ron began his accounting career in 1971 after receiving his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
While a partner with Ernst & Young, Ron served as the director of the office’s tax and litigation support services a role he continued at Coulter & Justus until his retirement. His primary responsibilities were tax services related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, S Corporations, partnership issues, alternative minimum-tax issues and general issues involving entrepreneurial clients.
Ron enjoys serving our community and is a member and former president of the West Knoxville Rotary Club. He serves as a Board Member for the Boy Scouts of America, is a past Chancellor Associate, serves on the Board of the Downtown Knoxville YMCA and is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville and Leadership Oak Ridge. Ron’s activities also include many other local civic clubs and organizations.
Additional certifications include Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).