Sunday, May 26th, 2019

G Gathering Stricklands Retire from CPA Firm

Stricklands Retire from CPA Firm



Gale and Jimmy Strickland were guests of honor at their retirement party at Town Point Club. Jimmy was the founding member of Strickland and Jones, which has locations in downtown Norfolk, Virginia Beach and now Newport News. The firm will now be guided by CEO Steve Jones, Vice President and COO Ali Gunbeyi, Assistant Vice President of Client Development and Marketing Nell Green, and Assistant Vice President of the Virginia Beach office Cathy Nadeau.


Jimmy Strickland and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

From left: Fulton Bank Hampton Roads Division President Ted Grell, Jr., ToEMERGE Founder Mike Vernon and BB&T Vice President Gregg Smith

Erika and Ali Gunbeyi chat with The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

ToEMERGE Founder Mike Vernon, left, and Henry Petersen of Strickland and Jones

Jimmy Strickland

From left: Audrey Dudley, her son Roy, David and Lee Davenport, and Cape Financial President Dick Nottingham

From left: Attorney Rod Sutherland, Cape Financial President Dick Nottingham, Rebecca Jones; from Strickland and Jones, Michelle Duke, COO Steve Jones and Ken Swedar

From left: Pat Richmond, Carolyn Bullock, Karen Stackpole, Bob Mislan and Leslie Foster

From left: BB&T Executive Dan Petersen, BB&T Vice President Gregg Smith and Universal Air Products President Kurt Kondas

Circuit Court Judge Glen Huff, left, and Ken Kwedar of Strickland and Jones

Jimmy's former tennis and basketball coach (and also the former principal of Suffolk High School) William Preachy

Jimmy and Gale Strickland are great sports and were amused by the tee shirts depicting their retirement plans

From left: Strickland and Jones CEO Steve Jones, Roy Dudley and his mother Audrey

From left: Josh Brinkman, Lisa Morris, her son Zachary and Jason Husband

Pianist Antonio Carnotta

From left: Bob Mislan, Ericka and Ali Gunbeyi. The Shopper's CPA is now a partner and COO at the firm.

ToEMERGE Founder Mike Vernon, left, and attorney Bert Poole of Poole Mahoney

Assistant Vice President of Client Development and Marketing Nell Green and Henry Petersen from Strickland & Jones

Jimmy Strickland holding a picture of himself in his younger years