Meet our People



Joey is the executive partner at HORNE, leading more than 1,800 team members to build the Wise Firm© while passionately living out his life’s calling to help others see and reach their full potential. Joey leads the strategic visioning for culture, growth and client excellence.  Prior to being named executive partner in 2012, Joey served as the partner in charge of healthcare services and the partner in charge of government services, respectively. He also serves on HORNE’s Board of Directors.  

Within the profession, Joey actively challenges the mainstays of public accounting. He advocates growing leaders faster using holistic approaches and intentional sponsorship. In addition to his weekly beBetter blog, he is the author of numerous whitepapers and articles, including Becoming the Firm of the Future published by the AICPA. He is also an active member of CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 30 Thought Leaders, where he works with other accounting professionals to help lead and shape the industry.

Joey co-authored Creating Value: Your 90 Day Plan to Right Tracking Your Career, a book designed to help professionals jump start their careers and keep them on the right track, and has co-authored three additional books during his career with HORNE. Joey is a frequent presenter on creating a culture of innovation, growing leaders faster, and teaching young professionals the ABCs to Outstanding. He often guides other firms through the strategic visioning process. Joey joined HORNE in 1984. 

Joey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 30 Thought Leaders
  • 2017 Mississippi’s Top CEOs by the Mississippi Business Journal
  • Accounting Today’s 2016 Elite Managing Partner List
  • Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award by the Mississippi Business Journal