Dr. Ron E. Tarlton continues to guide the accounting firm he founded thirty years ago in Marietta, Georgia. In addition, Dr. Tarlton is registered as a third party neutral in Georgia. He combines current professional accounting experiences in the private sector with experience in academia gained by teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate business students in local universities. His current area of academic research is the analysis of the personality and behavior of accountants in large auditing firms. He has presented the results of his findings at several conferences using data obtained from three large CPA firms.