DHG Welcomes Joey Ward as Partner in Nashville

Nashville, T.N., May 18, 2021Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a U.S. top 20 professional services firm, is pleased to announce Joey Ward has joined the firm as an Assurance Partner in Nashville, Tennessee. Joey has 27 years of experience across public accounting, business development and financial management, serving domestic and international businesses in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors. Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of clients across these industries including small and large contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and retail, restaurants and convenience stores.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joey to the fast-growing Nashville market. Joey’s industry knowledge will be instrumental to the expansion of our DHG Construction and Real Estate industry practice in the region. Over the past few years, we have strategically grown our presence in the Nashville market and look forward to continuing this growth with Joey’s leadership and exceptional client service,” noted Lori Haley, Managing Partner of DHG Nashville.

Joey will bring unique insight to DHG from having worked both in industry and in public accounting. He spent two years working for a multi-billion, multinational general contractor and real estate company. He also served as Office Managing Partner and Construction Industry Managing Partner for one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. In addition, Joey worked for a Big Four firm for eight years and completed an international rotation in Germany working with the firm’s European SEC desk. He has significant experience with audits, transaction assistance and buy-side due diligence, M&A issues, purchase price accounting, IFRS and SEC matters, and has served as the lead partner on several IPOs.

Joey is joining the DHG team in Nashville, moving from Raleigh, NC. Having previously served the Nashville market, Joey is excited to relocate to this vibrant market and become an accelerator for change within the fast-growing business community.

About Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

DHG is a leading professional services firm offering assurance, tax and advisory services to clients nationwide and internationally. Our strength lies in our technical knowledge, industry intelligence and future focused approach combined with our drive to help our clients achieve their goals, both today and tomorrow. DHG’s professionals are passionate about providing an unparalleled client experience as we listen, innovate and act to help our clients.

DHG ranks among the top 20 professional services firms in the nation, providing assurance, tax, and advisory services. With more than 2,000 professionals across the United States, the DHG team serves clients in 50 states and internationally.


Lori Haley
Managing Partner, Atlanta / Birmingham / Nashville
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