Pamela J. Davis-Vaughn is a general practitioner providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients across the United States from her office in Painted Post, New York. This year she was honored by Surgent McCoy as their top discussion leader of 2010. Davis-Vaughn has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in state and local tax at Texas universities, including Baylor and Texas Tech, and has been a highly rated speaker at the Controller’s Roundtable, a sponsored event for controllers of automobile dealerships in Texas. In addition to her accounting practice, Davis-Vaughn and her husband are owners of One Main Place Farms, an organic farming operation located in upstate New York. Davis-Vaugh has more than 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting sectors. Her public experience ranges from a Big Four firm where she assisted several Fortune 500 companies in restructuring their operations to provide state income and franchise tax savings, participated on the mergers and acquisitions team, and served as the Southwest Area Employment Tax practice leader to providing tax consulting services for closely held businesses of a 16-partner, 100-staff Dallas CPA firm. Her experience in the private sector as CFO of a Dallas based manufacturer servicing the telecom industry and Tax and Accounting Manager of a large independent oil and gas company provides her with significant insight into the challenges faced by those practicing in industry. Davis-Vaughn holds a BS degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Wichita State University, and has completed post-graduate work in International Tax at New York University. She holds a license to practice in Kansas, Texas, and New York.