Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga's prestigious City Scope Magazine has compiled their 2014 Gold Club: Top 30 Influential Business Leaders. Making the list is LBMC partner Jim Callihan.

"The qualities required for strong leadership are wide-ranging. Throughout the Chattanooga area, businesses and services are succeeding based on the leadership of professional men and women. Certain businesspeople have been recognized by their peers, members of their organizations, or others within the community for their exceptional leadership skills," states City Scope Magazine.  

City Scope notes that Callihan encourages young professionals to take advantage of the learning opportunities presented while on site working with clients to learn how businesses operate and develop into business advisors, rather than "number crunchers," and that he sets an example for meaningful community involvement.

Jim Callihan, a Certified Public Accountant, joined LBMC in 2010 after a 28-year career with an international accounting firm. While primarily focused on external audits over the course of his career, Jim has extensive experience other services, including internal audit activities, mergers and acquisitions and litigation support projects.

Jim is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and obtained his BS degree in Business/Accounting. He is actively involved in United Way, Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga Rotary Club, Association for Visual Arts, AICPA and TSCPA. He is a past mentor for both Chattanooga's Gig Tank entrepreneur teams and a the Public Education Foundation's Principal Leadership Academy.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, and The LBMC Family of Companies has nearly 400 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, Tenn. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base.  Specific services offered by the LBMC "Family of Companies" include: accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, investment advisory services, professional staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology solutions, IT security, healthcare consulting, planning services, litigation support, business valuations, and mergers and acquisitions.  For more information, visit


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