Meet Our Auditors

Hiram Hollifield
VP, Audit & Consulting

Hiram-Hollifield-Headshot-CUACGHiram H. Hollifield, CPA is the head of CU Audit & Consulting Group (CUACG). His experience spans over 25 years working exclusively with credit unions. During this time he has developed a level of experience with credit unions rarely found in other CPA firms. Hiram manages the audit and consulting team, providing audit, compliance, and consulting services to credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Prior to working with The League of Southeastern Credit Unions Hiram operated his own CPA firm which provided financial statement audits and supervisory committee audits to over 136 state and federally chartered credit unions ranging in size from under $1 million in assets to over $225 million in assets.

Hiram and his team’s knowledge of and commitment to the credit union movement is key to the success of CUACG.

Kathy Hollifield
Senior Auditor/Office Manager (TN)

Kathy-HollifieldKathy Hollifield, a senior auditor/office manager, has processed a variety of audits and tax returns for credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was the manager at Appliance Credit Union, the manager at Blazer Credit Union, and served as both the head of marketing and loan officer for Memorial Credit Union. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in accounting and finance.


Bonique Turner, CUCE, BSACS

Staff Auditor – AL

Bonqiue-TurnerBonique Turner, CUCE, BSACS, a staff auditor, is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Bonique held positions in a Mobile bank prior to her employment with CUACG. Since her employment began in 2011, Bonique has received her Credit Union Compliance Expert and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist designations. She is experienced in supervisory committee audits, Bank Secrecy Act audits, ACH Audits, interim procedures, OFAC audits, and membership account verifications. Additionally, Bonique has obtained annual income tax preparation certifications under the IRS VITA Program.


Stephanie Moore
Staff Auditor – AL


Stephanie-MooreStephanie Moore, Staff Auditor, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and her Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix in 2012.  She has over 10 years of experience delivering accounting services to organizations and found her passion in auditing over three years ago.  She started with CUACG in 2016 after working for Revenue Discovery Systems as an auditor for over two years.  Stephanie’s primary territory is Birmingham and surrounding areas.


Mark Wilsie
Audit Manager – TN

Mark-WilsieMark Wilsie, an audit manager, audited credit unions for eight years before joining CUACG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy, both from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Mark also has his CPA certification. He lives in and audits credit unions in the Chattanooga area.


Shawna Southerland
Senior Auditor – TN

Shawna-SoutherlandShawna Southerland, a senior auditor, has worked since 1999 auditing credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. She has also worked as a mortgage consultant, branch manager, and accounting manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University.


Vickie Taylor
Senior Auditor – TN

Vickie-TaylorVickie Taylor, a senior auditor, started working for First Tennessee Bank right out of high school as a part-time teller, working her way to manager. After finishing her accounting degree from Eastern Tennessee State University, she went to work for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, where she examined credit unions. After some time as an examiner, she went to Tennessee Teachers Credit Union as its manager and then to Greater Eastern Credit Union as its CEO. Vickie has been managing a family partnership for the past several years, but returned in August to auditing credit unions in the Tri-Cities area.


Marcus King
Staff Auditor – TN

Marcus-KingMarcus King, a staff auditor, graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a degree in accounting, Marcus joined CUACG in January 2014. He covers many credit unions in the Jackson, TN, area.


Mark Forrester
Audit Manager – AL
866.231.0545, x2133

Mark Forester an audit manager, has over 30 years of experience conducting financial institution audits in the Birmingham region. He joined the CUACG in 2017 and will work out of the Birmingham area.


Morris Perry
Staff Auditor – AL
205.567.1683, x2156

Morris Perry has joined CUACG as our newest Staff Auditor.  Morris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Miles College and is very excited about putting his degree and past experiences to use serving credit unions.


Nicole Irwin
Staff Auditor – AL
850.231.0545 x 2135

Nicole Irwin graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She previously worked for the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery for 12 years, ending as a manager.


Laura Heard
CUACG Support Specialist
866.231.0545 x 2131

Laura Heard has been with the League for three years.  Prior to joining the League, she was a life and property & casualty insurance producer and held a series 6 insurance license with the state of Alabama.  Prior to that, she worked for the school system.


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