Former LBMC Finance Director Joins Leadership Team of One of Firm’s Top Three Affiliate Companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 18, 2021)LBMC is pleased to announce the addition of Brandy Neely to the LBMC Employment Partners leadership team. Neely joins Employment Partners as Partner and Chief Operating Officer.

Neely joined LBMC in 2010 as Controller and moved into the Director of Finance role in 2012. In 2018, she transitioned into the role of LBMC’s Director of Financial Processes and Systems.

Prior to joining LBMC, Neely served as Director of Finance & Accounting Operations at Take Care Health Systems. She brings expertise in multi-company and consolidation accounting as well as systems conversions.

Neely holds her Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor. She was a finalist for the Nashville Business Journal CFO of the year and served on the board of High Hopes for six years. Neely currently serves on the board of directors for Blind Early Services TN (BEST). She is a Certified Public Accountant.

“We are thrilled that Brandy has joined Employment Partners as Partner and COO,” said Sharon Powlus, President/CEO, LBMC Employment Partners. “As LBMC’s Director of Finance, Brandy had worked closely with us for years. She already had detailed knowledge of our operations, processes, systems and reporting and understood at an expert level the complexity of our business. When we decided to bring our financial operations in house, Brandy seamlessly transitioned into the leadership role. Brandy’s career progression is a great example of the LBMC Family of Companies working together and is a win-win for our clients and teams.”

About LBMC Employment Partners

LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, a member of the LBMC Family of Companies, is a world-class professional services firm. LBMC Employment Partners provides a comprehensive suite of human resource-related services to businesses, including Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services, HR Outsourcing (HRO), Payroll, Payroll Tax Outsourcing, Human Resource Consulting, Employee Benefits, and ACA Compliance Consulting. LBMC Employment Partners is also the only Tennessee-based PEO to receive the Certified Professional Employment Organization (CPEO) designation in the first round of IRS certifications. For more information visit

About LBMC

LBMC is a Forbes Top Recommended Firm, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms and a top 50 firm in the nation serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. The LBMC Family of Companies has more than 700 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN, and Charlotte, NC. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of advisory and business consulting needs for its diverse client base. Today, we’ve become industry leaders in financial, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services for businesses and individuals. For more information, visit