Joseph Rugger, CPA, CGMA serves as an account manager, implementation specialist and advisory CFO for the Tooth & Coin team.
Joseph also currently serves as the Director of Accounting for Jonesboro Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab / JP&O Prosthetic Labs, a full-service orthotic and prosthetic provider. Joseph also serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of JP&O Labs. He is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Joseph acts as a discussion leader for the Arkansas Society of CPAs, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has been a guest speaker at numerous organizations talking on the topic of personal finance, time management, negotiation, and body language. Joseph hosted a weekly radio show in Little Rock on KABF 88.3 FM called “Get in the Financial Know with Joe” for 2 years.
Joseph is a graduate of Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. While at Lyon, he completed majors in Accounting, Economics and Finance. He was a 4-year letterman for the Lyon College Scots’ baseball team and was named a Tran-South Conference Scholar Athlete. He completed a Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis.
Joseph recently completed a 3-year term as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Society of CPAs. He has served as the chair of the Emerging CPAs Committee for the State of Arkansas for 2014-2015. He was named the 2011 Outstanding Emerging CPA by the Arkansas Society of CPAs, and the 2013 Lyon College Patterson Decade Award Winner. He is currently serving a 3-year term as a member of the AICPA’s Young Members Leadership Committee, and on the Lyon College Board of Trustees.
As the recipient of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)'s 2020 Outstanding Young CPA Award, Joseph is proud to be recognized for his contributions. This selective, national award goes to a one CPA under 41 each year, selected for their commitment to the profession and leadership of other young CPAs.
Joseph is an avid traveler. In his lifetime, he’s visited 26 countries and all 50 states so far. While travelling, he enjoys visiting national parks (41 visited), Major League Baseball stadiums (19 visited), and Presidential libraries (9 visited) and counting. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas.