J Ward Chaffin

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  • Licenses & Certifications

Bachelor's Degree, University of Notre Dame
Master's Degree, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

““The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ”

- Knute Rockne

Ward has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, which includes the primary responsibilities of cash management, budget development, financial reporting, audit coordination, securing insurance, and overseeing tax requirements. Industries served by Ward include not-for-profit, education, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, professional services, and distribution. Prior to joining Crosslin in 2018, Ward served as the Director of Finance at Education Networks of America, Inc. where he was responsible for all financial and accounting activities of this $150 million company with operations in more than 40 states.

Customers served by Ward include Diabetes Corporation of America, Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, Brentwood Dental Specialists, Sun-Drop Bottling Co Inc., Pancoast Benefits, The Perinatal Group LLC, Urban Green Lab, and Accelerated Courier Inc.

Ward graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He also received a Master of Business Administration with honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Ward is an active member of the company’s Community Service Committee.