Jackson Thornton names new principals

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Tuan P. Blank and Richard B. Compton have been selected as the firm’s newest principals.

Tuan P. Blank is a principal in the firm’s Franklin, TN office. Blank, a Certified Public Accountant since 2005, specializes in audit and accounting services for clients in the utilities industry. She is a graduate of the University of West Florida, where she obtained both her undergraduate and Master of Accountancy degrees. Blank holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves as treasurer of the East Williamson Athletic Association.

Richard B. Compton is a principal in the firm’s Montgomery, AL office. Compton, a Certified Public Accountant since 1998, specializes in audit, accounting and consulting services for clients in the utilities industry. He also oversees cost consulting and regulatory compliance for the firm’s telecommunications clients. Compton earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his MBA from Auburn University Montgomery. He holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Depreciation Professionals. Compton is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, serves as a board member and Team Captain for the Greater Montgomery YMCA’s Hitchcock Committee, and is current treasurer of the Associate Committee of The Telecommunications Association of the Southeast (TELSE).