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Catie Ely, CPA

Director of Tax Credits

As a Director of Tax Credits, Catie aims to build strong client relationships and maximize sustainable R&D credit benefits while also minimizing disruption to client business operations.

After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from Georgia State University and earning her Master of Accounting from Kennesaw State University, Catie began her career at Grant Thornton. During her 14 years as a tax professional at GT, Catie primarily focused on Federal and state R&D tax credits and various tax accounting methods for clients across a multitude of industries. She served on both the National R&D Tax Credit leadership team and the tax innovation team, where she led efforts to utilize and identify technology to improve operations. Catie was awarded Grant Thornton’s 2018 Working Mother of the Year, as well as recognition for her dedication to propel the local community forward by leading the way in volunteerism and outreach.

Originally from the suburbs outside Atlanta, GA, Catie now lives in Dallas, TX with her family. Catie is a lover of staying active and spending time with family. She is a proud momma and wife and enjoys watching her 3 kids play softball, basketball, and excel in martial arts. Catie serves as a leader in the ATA Martial Arts organization and is working toward earning a black belt in taekwondo.

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