After 37 years, Mark Puckett leaves BDO USA for ATA

After 37 years, Mark Puckett leaves BDO USA for ATA

Mark Puckett, who has been serving Memphis for the past 40 years, has joined Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) effective December 1st. Puckett will become a partner of ATA in their Memphis office location. “I am excited to use my previous endeavors and put them to use as a partner at ATA,” said Mark Puckett, “My strong Memphis history makes me a valuable team player with ATA and will allow us to deepen our presence in the Memphis market.” Puckett has spent the past 36 years working for BDO USA, LLP in their Memphis office where he held many top leadership positions including Office Managing Partner (Tax), Regional Managing Partner (Tax), and Managing Director (Tax). Additionally, Puckett recruited, led and nurtured young partners and professionals within the offices he managed during his time at BDO. “As a BDO Alliance firm, we have worked closely with Mark over the years, so our relationship is long-standing. We understand how one another works and know Mark will bring a great deal of expertise and experience to our growing Memphis presence,” said John Whybrew, managing partner of ATA. Mark’s areas of specialization will compliment ATA’s existing service offerings and niches well, and his strong history in Memphis makes him a great addition to the ATA team. In addition to working for BDO USA, LLP for the past 36 years, Mark taught for ten years as an adjunct tax professor at Rhodes College, two years at the University of Memphis, and currently presents at tax conferences and educational venues in the southeastern U.S.