Atlanta - Warren Averett, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, is pleased to announce that Kim Hartsock, CPA, was accepted as a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2016. Hartsock was 1 of 85 selected for this honor from over 400 nominations.

Hartsock is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Warren Averett. She is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee and a member of the Firm's Business Strategy Group, as well as an Audit Best Practice leader. Hartsock serves many privately held clients as well as not-for-profit organizations. She serves as the Board Chair of Georgia Southern University Young Alumni Board and is a member of Gwinnett Church. Hartsock was also recently named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 40 Under 40.

Leadership Atlanta is the oldest continuously running training program of its type in the country, originating in 1969. Leadership Atlanta focuses on a nine-month, executive-level series, in which the chosen leaders are committed to a rigorous, interactive curriculum to be engaged in all aspects of the Atlanta community. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.

The Leadership Atlanta program kicks off in early June 2015 and runs through April 2016.

About Leadership Atlanta

Leadership Atlanta (Atlanta Leadership Development Foundation, Inc.) is the oldest continuously running training program of its type in the country. It was formed by a group of concerned citizens over four decades ago to address the growing need for a trained cadre of committed young leaders. The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce selected the first class in the summer of 1969 and in the spring of 1970, 46 leaders and future leaders of Atlanta graduated from the nine-month program. Among the class members were a future U.S. Senator, several corporate CEOs, judicial and civil rights leaders, and many committed business leaders and community volunteers. The core of Leadership Atlanta's programming is our signature nine-month, executive-level series. We choose approximately 80 established leaders each year to represent a broad cross-section of metro Atlanta. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.

About Warren Averett

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 15 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, 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.