Meet Our Auditors

Hiram Hollifield

VP, Audit & Consulting


Hiram H. Hollifield, CPA is the head of CU Audit & Compliance 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 Hollifield, a senior auditor/office manager, processes a variety of audits and tax returns for credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in accounting and finance.

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.

Stephanie Moore
Audit Manager – AL



Stephanie 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 more than 10 years of experience delivering accounting services to organizations and found her passion in auditing over three years ago.  She joined CUACG in 2016 after working for Revenue Discovery Systems as an auditor for more than two years.

Nicole Irwin
Business Development & Client Relations
Audit Manager – FL
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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.

Marcus King
Director Training and Product Development
Audit Manager – TN


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

Shawna Southerland
Senior Auditor – TN


Shawna received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University in 1993. She has worked since 1999 in auditing credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. She has also worked as a mortgage consultant, branch manager, and accounting manager.

Lori Brown
Staff Auditor – AL


Lori Brown


Symone Thompson
Staff Auditor – AL

Symone earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and Finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an Accounting, Finance and Information Science fraternity and is currently studying to be a CPA. She has experience in a variety of roles focused around accounting and auditing. She has been a state budget analyst for the state of Arkansas, a lead accountant, an audit intern and a finance intern.

Amanda Onkst
Staff Auditor – GA


Amanda received a bachelor of business administration from Northern Kentucky University. She has worked at South University as the assistant registrar and then business office coordinator. While at South University, Amanda received her MBA and masters of accounting and upon graduation she accepted a position as a  staff accountant at Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia in the education division (Helms College).

Evan Irwin
Staff Auditor – TN

Evan is a graduate of Dalton State College who served as an associate financial analyst at Unum before joining CUACG. Evan enjoys the intricacies in accounting that require all aspects of his work to reconcile.

Nancy Walker, CCUE
Staff Auditor – TN

Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in management and human relations from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and her Certified Credit Union Executive designation from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. She began started working at Aerostructures EFCU while in high school and was promoted to assistant manager after graduating from NSTI with a degree in computer accounting.

Nancy spent 44 years working in credit unions with the last 25 years as manager of EAC CU and CEO of MPD Community Credit Union. She retired in 2017 and started her part-time career as a staff auditor.

Linda Peters
Staff Auditor – TN

Linda joined CUACG in September 2017.  She started working at a Savings and Loan while in high school as a receptionist and worked her way to escrow manager before leaving to join the accounting department at a hospital.  She made the move to the credit union world in 1996 where she began in the accounting department and left as the accounting manager.


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