Alum Spotlight: Elizabeth A. Salvati
Elizabeth (Beth) A. Salvati, CPA, joined HLB Gross Collins, P.C., in 1983. A cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting in 1982 and a Master of Accountancy degree with a concentration in tax in 1983 before joining HLB Gross Collins. As principal and shareholder of the firm, she has held numerous leadership roles within the firm including chief executive officer. She currently is chairman of the board and head of the firm’s niche serving financial service companies.
Salvati serves a broad base of closely held businesses including manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution, construction, and service industries. She complements the existing operational skills of her clients' management by establishing a financial plan for success, monitoring achievement of the plan, and assisting in the day-to-day business decisions. She helps clients improve internal controls, accounting systems, and financial management systems, and creatively addresses business challenges. Salvati serves both a domestic and foreign client base for whom she utilizes her international tax and finance knowledge. She emphasizes the importance of integrating financial and tax planning for the business with planning for the individual to achieve the best results.
Salvati is a member of the American Institute and Georgia Society of CPAs. She also is an active member of Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership organization.
In her free time, Salvati is a volunteer for Care Affair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education, and support of patients and their families. She also is a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Atlanta as a Daisy Troop Leader. She has published two children’s books: Tony Trout of the Toccoa River and Counting Your Way Down the Toccoa River Canoe Trail. She hopes her books will share a little bit about the North Georgia Mountains and inspire children to appreciate the outdoors and the wonders of nature. She also is the owner of MaryAnna Farms located in the North Georgia Mountains. Salvati and her husband, Stephen Samp, are the proud parents of two active daughters.