Fort Walton Beach, Fla.- Warren Averett, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, is pleased to announce that Member, Tammy McGaughy, CPA, CFE, CFF has been elected as Chair-Elect for 2015 and will lead as Chair in 2016 for the  Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, effective in January.

The Greater Fort Walton Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,500 members and is a private, not-for-profit organization that is committed to building economic prosperity and improving the quality of life in our area. The Chamber is a member-driven organization comprised of business people who work hard, have fun, support one another and improve their own businesses as well as the community.

McGaughy joined the Firm in 1996 and is a Member in the Firm's Accounting Services and Audit Divisions. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of public accounting, specializing in governmental, construction, and non-for profit entities. McGaughy also specializes in financial forensics as a Certified Fraud Examiner and leads the Firm's Fraud and Forensic Team.

About Warren Averett

Warren Averett has grown substantially over the last few years to become one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeastern region, ranking among the top 30 firms in the United States. With more than 800 employees and 340 CPAs, Warren Averett offers depth and experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, construction, real estate, aerospace and defense, life sciences and technology, nonprofit and public sector, with services that span beyond audit and tax to include wealth management, staffing and recruiting, technology consulting, financial outsourcing, retirement plan administration and investments. Our 14 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Cullman, Anniston, Auburn and Foley, Alabama; Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and affiliate offices in Houston, Texas and the Cayman Islands. To learn more about our firm visit www.warrenaverett.com.

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