Denman, Butcher Elected to HORNE’s Board of Directors

Ridgeland, Miss., June 14, 2021 – HORNE, one of the nation’s top 50 accounting and business advisory firms, announced today the election of Cathy Denman, CPA, CFE, and Rusty Butcher, CPA, to HORNE’s Board of Directors.

Cathy Denman is a partner in government services at HORNE where she works with disaster relief agencies in recovery accounting oversight. She is passionate about helping local, state and federal agencies navigate the complexities of the aftermath of disasters to bring recovery to their communities. Cathy joined HORNE in 1998. Prior to her involvement in disaster relief management and compliance, she spent the majority of her time working with attorneys on a wide range of litigation matters involving bankruptcy, tax, construction and occupational fraud. Cathy graduated from Mississippi State University where she earned her Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Professional Accountancy degrees. She has earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner.

Rusty Butcher is the managing partner of public and middle market and the director of financial institutions at HORNE. He collaborates with clients to establish and succeed in their strategic goals. Rusty joined HORNE in 2005 and has more than 20 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining HORNE, Rusty worked for a large international professional services firm. Rusty attended the University of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Union University. Rusty also attended the Paul W. Barret Jr. School of Banking. He is currently licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Join us in congratulating Cathy and Rusty as they join HORNE Partners Anna Stroble, Jason Saulters, Jonathan Krebs, Kade Moody, and Neil Forbes on our Board of Directors. 


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