Shareholders

In addition to firm President and majority shareholder Frank Crawford, our well-respected group of Crawford & Associates shareholders represent a broad and versatile group, possessing unparalled diversity and experience in governmental accounting and consulting. Meet the very BEST!

MARCY TWYMAN, CPA

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Marcy Twyman is a Certified Public Accountant that joined the firm in March 2002 and became a shareholder in 2004. She currently serves the office as managing shareholder. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer in governmental accoutning, budgeting and financial management. Before coming to Crawford and Associates, Marcy was Finance Director at the City of Guymon, Oklahoma for 11 years. Marcy was key in the City of Guymon being recognized as the first city in the United States to implement GASB 34. In 2000, Marcy was recognized as the Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs.

DWAYNE TATE, CPA

Dwayne Tate is a CPA who joined Crawford & Associates in April 2005 and became a shareholder in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he was Controller for Rose State College and Finance Director for Oklahoma City Community College. Dwayne also has previous experience working for the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges and Universities, and the CPA firm KPMG Peat Marwick.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and works part-time in radio.

STEPHANIE BALLARD, CPA

Stephanie Ballard is a Certified Public Accountant who rejoined Crawford and Associates in February 2012. In 2017, she became a shareholder in the firm. She has a degree in accounting East Central University. Prior to rejoining the firm, she served as the Controller for a wholesale lumber company for 15 years. Stephanie has considerable experience in problem solving and helping governmental entities recover from with long-ignored accounting records.

DEANNA CRAWFORD, CPA

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Deanna Crawford is a Certified Public Accountant that worked for Crawford & Associates her entire professional career, beginning in 1990 upon graduation from college. She has a degree in Accounting from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Deanna has over 27 years experience serving governmental entities and is responsible for managing the firm's practice in the southeastern part of Oklahoma. In 2004, Deanna became a shareholder in Crawford & Associates.

JONI PARKER, CPA

 

Joni Parker is a Certified Public Accountant who rejoined Crawford and Associates in January 2009 after working on a contract basis for the firm. She has essentially worked with the firm her entire professional career since graduation from college in 1999. She also worked as an intern for the firm prior to graduation from college. She has a degree in accounting from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Joni was made a shareholder in the firm in 2017. She currently lives and works out of the Davis, Oklahoma area.

AMANDA COPELAND, CPA

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Amanda Copeland is a Certified Public Accountant that has worked with Crawford & Associates her entire professional career. She began working with the firm for two years as an intern while attending Oklahoma Christian University. Upon college graduation in December 2002, she joined the firm full-time as an accountant and consultant. In 2017, Amanda was made a Crawford & Asssociates shareholder.

BRENDA WRIGHT, CPA

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Brenda Wright is a Certified Public Accountant who rejoined Crawford and Associates in February 2009 as consulting manager and became a shareholder in the firm in 2011.  From 1991 to 2001 she worked for the firm in the auditing and consulting divisions.  Prior to rejoining the firm, she served as Finance Director for the City of Mustang, Oklahoma for seven years.  Brenda has over 25 years of governmental accounting, auditing, and consulting experience.   She is a graduate of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

CHRISTOPHER PEMBROOK, CPA, CGAP

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Chris Pembrook is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Auditing Professional, and Certified Forensic Accountant who joined Crawford and Associates in September 2011. He has a degree in accounting from East Central University and a MBA from Oklahoma Christian University. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System. He also worked for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Office for seven years, two of the years serving as the Deputy Director of the Local Government and Special Services Division. Chris became a Crawford & Associates shareholder in 2017.

JUSTIN KERSEY, CPA, CFE

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Justin is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner having joined Crawford & Associates in July 2008 and serves as accountant, consultant, and fraud investigator. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked as a fleet accountant in the international department of Hertz. Justin became a shareholder in Crawford & Associates in 2017.