Gary R. Sweat, CPA - Shareholder
Gary Sweat joined the firm in 1976. With more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, Gary specializes in personal service businesses, professionals, and high net-worth clients. Gary is responsible for planning and supervision of various financial accounting, corporate, and personal tax engagements. Gary is also involved with the firm's commitment to management advisory and consulting services related to small business technology, financial planning and other activities.
Gary has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Florida's College of Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in the state of Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and the West Coast Chapter of the FICPA. Gary has also served on the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, and was past chair of the Small Business Council, the Management Assistance and Communications Sub-Committee, and the Small Business of the Year Task Force. He was also a member of Operation PAR, where he held a variety of positions, including Treasurer, Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee, and member of the Executive Committee. In addition, Gary has been involved with Church Stewardship and Finance Committees as member and/or chairman for more than 25 years.
Gary is a native of St. Petersburg. He is married, with two grown children and two grandchildren.