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Louanne Bennett 1958 - 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a member of our team, Louanne Bennett.  Louanne served with us during tax season for 12 years while continuing to own and operate a resort and marina on Watts Bar Lake.  When her business was sold at the beginning of 2022, Louanne started working with us throughout the year.

Louanne graduated from the University of Notre Dame and began her professional life as a CPA with Deloitte Touche (formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells).  She married and moved with her husband, Rob Bennett, to Tennessee to take over management of Arrowhead Marina and Resort.  There, she and her husband raised two children, Kevin and Kara.  Shortly after the death of her beloved husband, Rob, she started working with us at Hines and Company, PC. 

Louanne loved Ireland and all things Irish—including her beloved Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  She was a member of the Roane Choral Society for more than 30 years where she sang alto as well as served as treasurer.  She had an amazingly dry sense of humor and a strong work ethic.  Most people who met her were overwhelmed by her kind and caring heart. 

More than anything, Louanne was a devoted mother and grandmother.  Her two beautiful grandchildren, Camille and Rob, live in New York, but that didn’t stop Louanne from making the long drive to spend time with them.  Her daughter, Kara, is expecting her first child, a boy, in September of this year.

Four short paragraphs can in no way express the love and respect we all felt for her.  Her presence will be sorely missed by all of us as well as scores of friends and family members.  We love you, Louanne, and we know that you will live forever in our hearts. 

If you wish to send a gift in her memory, her family has designated the Roane Choral Society to receive these gifts.  The address is P. O. Box 24, Kingston, TN  37763. 

Our Team

Jenny Hines, CPA - President 865-584-3300 CPA

A native of West Virginia, Jenny moved to Knoxville in 1979 and has made this her home ever since. Though she continues to cheer for the West Virginia Mountaineers, she has become a Tennessee Volunteer fan as well.

Jenny began her public accounting career in 1984 with Main Hurdman (subsequently KPMG) after obtaining both her B.S. and Master's Degrees in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received a B.A. in Journalism from West Virginia University prior to enrolling at UT. With her friend and fellow classmate, Janna Hubbs, she formed Hines and Company, P.C. in 1998.

As a Tax Partner, Jenny works with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from real estate developers and managers to artists and media producers. She works with both corporate and individual clients.

Jenny is active in the community serving on the boards of Knoxville Symphony and Legacy Parks Foundation. Her husband, Tom Jester, is a free-lance writer and producer. Jenny and Tom are avid travelers, scuba divers, hikers, and readers.

Janna Hubbs, CPA - Vice-President 865-584-3300 CPA

Janna moved to Knoxville in 1975 and in 1979 she received her B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee. She worked in the education field for several years prior to returning to the University of Tennessee where she received her Master of Accountancy in 1984. After graduation, she worked for James Hickman, KPMG and Newby, Nunley & Hubbs before reuniting with her classmate and partner Jenny Hines to form Hines and Company in 1998.

Janna works with small businesses in the areas of real estate, construction, professional services and media production. She has concentrated her efforts in assisting client by providing a wide range of accounting and tax services.

Janna has one daughter. When you don't find Janna on the tennis court, you can find her cheering for the Vols and Lady Vols!

Sharon Johnson, CPA - Audit Partner 865-584-3300 CPA

Sharon was born and raised in Knoxville. She attended Carson Newman College, where she graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Computer Information Systems. She passed the CPA exam in 1992. Sharon has worked in accounting since high school in both public and private accounting before coming to Hines and Company in 2000. Sharon became a partner in 2013. Sharon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). She has concentrated her efforts in assisting clients by providing a wide range of audit, financial reporting and tax services for businesses, individuals, contractors and non-profit entities.

Sharon is married to Rusty and they have two children. She has served on many non-profit boards, in many capacities from general board to Treasurer, Finance Committee member and Executive Committee member and is currently the Treasurer of Sportsmen’s Wildlife Foundation. She also currently volunteers with several local non-profit organizations and is a member of the Oak Ridge Sportsman's Association.

Sharon spends lots of time with her family. Both of her children graduated from HVA and are currently attending college. Sharon is an animal lover and usually has several rescue animals.

Renee Davis, CPA, EA 865-243-8781 CPA, EA

Renee grew up in East Tennessee and attended The University of Tennessee before transferring to Brigham Young University where she graduated in December 1992 with her Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in Taxation and Bachelor of Science in Accounting with minors in Business and Psychology. She began working for Hines and Company in 2007 after 20 years in a variety of industries including aviation, entertainment, healthcare and technology. In 2007, Renee was licensed by the IRS as an Enrolled Agent and in July 2014 earned her designation as a CPA. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Renee is married to Tom and they have two children and a grandson. She has served as a Board Member of the Hardin Valley Academy and Cedar Bluff Schools PSTAs and is a Karns High School AFJROTC Patrons of TN-932 Founding Board Member and Treasurer from 2008 to present. Renee enjoys spending time with family and friends, cross-stitching and flying.

Susie Stamey, Accountant 865-243-8771 EA

Susie was born and raised in Clinton, TN. She attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1998 with a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. She continued her education to complete the coursework necessary to sit for the CPA exam, and is working toward that designation. In 2023, Susie was licensed by the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She came to Hines & Company in 1999.

Susie is married to Scott and they have two children. She enjoys spending time with family and entertaining friends and loves spending time on the lake and at the beach.

Gaye Maley, Accountant 865-243-8787

Gaye Maley was born and raised in South Florida and moved with her husband, Dan and three young children to Knoxville in 1998. She has 40+ years of cost accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation experience. Along with CPA firms, her industry experience includes Non-Profit, Cooperative, Brokerage, Construction, Retail and Automotive.

She enjoys vacationing with her now grown family, getting outdoors, camping, hiking, SCUBA diving, boating, working with her hands and relaxing with her dogs.

Debbie Arthur, Accountant 865-243-8786

Debbie was born in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, but her family moved to her mother’s family farm in Philadelphia, TN when she was four. She has lived most of her life in Loudon County. She has 35+ years of cost accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation experience. Along with CPA firms, her industry experience includes Non-Profit, Automotive, public and private corporations.

Debbie has two grown children and one grandchild and enjoys spending time with them. She also enjoys new adventures with friends.

Ashley Prevost, Front Office 865-243-8770

A Knoxville native, Ashley extended her southern roots to Georgia in 1994, where she spent most of her life and started a family. She grew up as a Lawrenceville Black Knight and graduated high school in 2002 with the HOPE scholarship. She then went on to study business administration at Georgia Perimeter University College, before accepting a position as a Care Coordinator with Gwinnett Cardiology at Northside Hospital System, where she worked for sixteen years.

In the Fall of 2022, Ashley and her family decided that it was time to pack up and move back home to Tennessee, so they could be close to their extended families. New to the world of public accounting, Ashley is dauntless and always up for new adventures when she is not shopping. Ashley finds solace in stargazing the night sky and enjoys anything with her amazing sons and the love of her life Josh, who always keeps her laughing.

Tracy Price, Accountant 865-243-8788

Tracy was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She attended the University of Memphis where she graduated in 1994 with a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. She began her career in the private sector before joining Hines and Company in 2017.

Tracy is married to Alan, and they have two children. They enjoy hiking and traveling.

Lynda Summers, Bookkeeper 865-243-8775

Lynda was born and raised in North Knoxville. She graduated in 1988 as part of the last graduating class from State Technical Institute at Knoxville (now Pellissippi State Community College) with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Accounting Technology. After brief positions as an Accounting Clerk and a Billing Clerk, she worked for over 6 years at Ijams Nature Center as Bookkeeper. Lynda took time off when her daughter was born to be a full-time mom. She returned to work in a part-time position with a local bank that quickly became full-time and lasted 25 years with several positions and titles. Lynda took early retirement to come back to her love of accounting and joined Hines & Company in March 2023.

Lynda is married to Alan and they have two children and two granddaughters. Her free time is spent singing in two local choirs, loving on granddaughters, loving on animals, following her son around as he plays drums at TTU (where he is a sophomore) and with independent drumlines, She loves supporting the Halls High band where she is the Alumni representative and her husband designs and makes props for the band's shows.

Raynisha Pankey 865-243-8774

Emily Chang, EA 865-243-8773 EA