Warren Averett Names Elliott as CEO

Mary Elliott

Mary Elliott

Birmingham, Ala.-based Warren Averett (FY16 net revenue of $124.4 million) named Mary Elliott as CEO. Elliott will succeed Jim Cunningham who is retiring from the role at the end of 2017.

Elliott has worked her entire career at Warren Averett, serving clients in their health care consulting division for more than 30 years, and has served as COO and chair of the operations board since 2012.

“Our focus has always been on adding value to our clients and providing opportunity for our people,” says Jim Cunningham. “Mary understands Warren Averett’s mission, knows our culture and values, and leads by example. She tackles problems head on, and consistently makes good decisions with speed and accuracy.”

Elliott will be the first female CEO at Warren Averett and one of only three female CEO’s among the top 35 firms in the United States.

“Having been here for 33 years, I hold Warren Averett close to my heart and I’m honored and humbled to be given this opportunity to serve as the CEO of this great firm,” says Elliott. “Jim Cunningham has led our firm through opportunities, challenges and growth that has set us at the top of the accounting industry today. We are going to continue to lead in a unified vision by embracing change, being relentless about innovation and providing a level of service to our clients that sets us apart.”