Joseph Rugger, CPA, CGMA serves as the accounting director, profit consultant and advisory CFO for the Tooth & Coin team. He also heads up our Wealth Management Practice as an Investment Advisor Representative for Dentist Advisors.
Prior to his time with Tooth and Coin, Joseph served as Director of Finance and Administration for a Medical Provider out of Northeast Arkansas. Joseph acts as a discussion leader in the CPA Profession and has spoken at numerous organizations talking on the topic of personal finance, time management, negotiation, and leadership. 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 is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Society of CPAs. He served as the chair of the Emerging CPAs Committee for the State of Arkansas from 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 served a 3-year term as a member of the AICPA’s Young Members Leadership Committee, and on the Lyon College Board of Trustees.
In 2020 Joseph was named 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 27 countries and all 50 states so far. While travelling, he enjoys visiting national parks (48 visited), Major League Baseball stadiums (21 visited), and Presidential libraries (9 visited) and counting. He and his wife Brittany currently reside in Corinth, Texas.
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