As a founder of Coulter & Justus, P.C., Sam embodies the leadership qualities that foster a culture of care for our employees and our clients. He and Ron Justus have developed an executive team that now leads our professional growth and provides opportunities for our staff as well as exceptional service to our clients.
Effective in September 2013, Sam retired from his role as President and now serves as a consultant to our firm and certain clients.
Sam began his public accounting career in 1969 after receiving his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Sam’s experience in public accounting included serving clients in manufacturing, retail and wholesale, healthcare. He also has provided extensive services to public companies, including assisting them in the registration process.
As a partner with Ernst & Young, he served on Ernst & Young’s Southeast Region Technical Committee and on its National Retail Committee. He also served as a member of a special national task force to recommend changes in accounting for income taxes.
Sam also has a commitment to providing service to his community. He has held numerous leadership positions in the community including Treasurer of the Knoxville Salvation Army and President of the Knoxville Rotary Club.