Laurie McClain of McClain & Company, along with other community leaders are vying for HAMerica’s Vote and the opportunity to pucker up and KISS-A-PIG in support of men and women developmental disabilities and those that have experienced traumatic brain injury. Yet, to win HAMerica’s Vote, she needs your help.
Please consider voting for Laurie McClain by making a tax-deductible donation to Annandale Village. Each dollar you are able to contribute will equal one vote for her candidacy. The candidate with the most votes or funds raised by May 10th, will be named the winner of the Kiss-A-Pig campaign! More importantly, your support will provide vital programs and services to help people with developmental disabilities to lead lives that reflect quality, value, self-worth, and achievement.
Please give generously…Laurie McClain really wants to KISS-A-PIG!
Laurie McClain is a native of Atlanta and has spent the last thirty-something years specifically in Gwinnett County. She is a proud product of Gwinnett County Public Schools and received her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting in 1986 from Georgia State University.
Immediately after graduation, Laurie joined Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, PC, a large, local accounting firm based in Dunwoody in their small business advisory department. Laurie advanced rapidly and maintained a successful small business practice during her time there. She gained experience in a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, distribution and professional services.
In 1996, Laurie left to form McClain and Company, P.C. She continued to offer “big firm expertise” to small business owners at a reasonable cost. Her philosophy has always been to weigh the cost of certain strategies against the benefits.
During her time in public accounting, Laurie has achieved very good results for her clients. She works diligently as an advocate for her clients in tax matters and financing opportunities and has assisted in several large software installations and conversions over the years.
Laurie is very active in her community as a member of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the board of the Hudgens Arts Center and is a member of the Cornerstone Society of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. Laurie has three children and is an avid tennis player.
Re: Why I’m involved
I have been a Gwinnettian for over 35 years and I have been truly blessed to be a member of this community. There are so many non-profit organizations in Gwinnett that are doing wonderful work for its citizens. I am particularly touched by the work they do at Annandale Village with developmentally disabled adults. While there are many programs available for children with intellectual disabilities, they often fall through the cracks when they reach adulthood. Often, family is just not equipped to provide the care and support that these folks need. Annandale provides that support and structure and assists their clients in leading full, productive lives. I am honored to be a part of this great awareness campaign. I hope that we can continue to spread the word about the good work that they do at Annandale and be able to assist even more folks in the future.