HORNE LLP Admits Thomas and Klein as Partners

Ridgeland, Miss., February 4, 2020 – HORNE LLP, one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and business advisory firms, announced today the admittance of Alethia Thomas and Lee Klein III, CPA, into the firm’s partnership.

Thomas is a partner in government services at HORNE. She is responsible for assisting government agencies with planning, managing, and implementing CDBG disaster recovery funded programs. Thomas joined HORNE in 2011. She has more than 10 years of experience in disaster recovery on the federal, state, and local levels. Alethia has experience in project oversight, policy and procedure development, and compliance. Alethia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University. 

Klein is a partner at HORNE where he provides assurance services, tax strategy and consulting services, and management advisory services related to bonding and job costing to the construction industry. Since joining the firm in 2010, he understands that delivering value is more than just the numbers on a piece of paper – it’s the obstacles conquered, the foresight to anticipate future challenges and the ability to help contractor’s see what’s possible. In an industry that is constantly evolving, he is committed to being a visionary partner helping contractors successfully compete, grow and plan for the future. Klein earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Master of Accountancy degrees from Millsaps College.


HORNE is a decidedly different CPA and business advisory firm that is changing expectations by elevating client experiences to strategic and anticipatory versus historical. HORNE goes beyond traditional accounting to collaborate, advise and align with clients to transform rapid change and uncertainties into opportunities for growth and profitability. 

We focus our industry knowledge and experience in banking, construction, franchise, government, healthcare and public and middle market companies. HORNE Wealth Strategies provides retirement planning, tax strategy, exit and succession planning for family and small middle market businesses as well as managing investments that align with the clients’ goals, dreams and risk profile. HORNE Cyber helps businesses of all sizes build resiliency for cyber security. HORNE Capital Strategies offers a unique and convenient approach to investment banking services to help clients buy, sell or infuse capital into their businesses. Visit us at hornellp.com, HORNECyber.com, or HORNECapital.com.