Crosslin has added two longtime Nashville business leaders as principals in fast-growing areas within the company. Ward Chaffin joins as principal of the company’s accounting and business solutions (ABS) group and Jeff Smith joins Crosslin as a tax principal.
Chaffin brings more than 25 years of experience to the position, most recently working as director of finance at Education Networks of America. He also served as corporate controller for Women’s Health Partners and in audit positions for Arthur Andersen.
He received his master of business administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor in business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. Chaffin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Smith brings more than 20 years of tax experience to the company, most recently working as a tax partner for a regional accounting firm. He has helped thousands of individuals and businesses with effectively consulting and planning their financial position.
Smith received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University. He also is a recent graduate of the Rainmaker Academy and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Belmont University Alumni Association.