John Kennedy, CPA

Shareholder, Audit

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University of Kentucky – B.S. in Accounting

John Kennedy, Shareholder, joined LBMC with the acquisition of Strothman and Company in 2023. As a shareholder, he provides comprehensive consulting services to meet each of his clients’ specific needs. John serves a variety of industries but specializes in manufacturing, distribution, construction and advertising companies. He also works with a number of nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Strothman and Company in 1990, John spent a year as a financial analyst for YUM Brands, Inc., where he was responsible for reviewing new or proposed accounting pronouncements and identifying troubled franchisee operations. John started his public accounting career at Ernst & Young four years prior, where he conducted audits of both publicly and privately held corporations.

John utilizes his knowledge and understanding of accounting to provide tax minimization and cost-saving strategies to his clients. Recently, John assisted a client in the implementation of an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP), which will ultimately result in the elimination of significant deferred income tax liability. For another client, he provided due diligence services regarding an acquisition target, resulting in a substantially reduced purchase price for the buyer. In essence, John serves as a trusted advisor to each of his clients, providing guidance on important business decisions as they arise.

John is a native of Kentucky, and currently resides in Crestwood with his wife, Kelly, and their two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing, hunting and fishing.

Designations and Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KYCPA)