An accountant with a background in agriculture joined the Alabama Farmers Federation in January, filling an opening left by the retirement of 28-year employee Donna Guest.
Coffee County native Richie Carr comes to the organization from Thompson, Walker and Associates LLC.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Richie to the Alabama Farmers Federation Accounting team,” said Federation Chief Financial Officer Phillip Johns. “His years of experience with tax work, payroll processing and other accounting work will help the Federation continue to run as successfully as it has for 100 years.”
Carr has worked with the Enterprise accounting firm since 2007. He previously was supervisor and agricultural manager at Phillip Martin Farms in Enterprise. Martin was a longtime Coffee County Farmers Federation president and previously served on the Federation State Board of Directors. Carr won the Coffee County Peanut Grower Award in 2006, and he and Martin received the Two-Ton Peanut Award in 2001.
“Through my work in accounting and agriculture, I had to work with people from all walks of life to resolve problems in an efficient and fair manner,” Carr said. “I know that the smallest mistake in accounting can cost a client thousands of dollars. All information must be accurate. Being detail oriented is an asset when auditing client records, documents and information. This has helped me identify potential issues and prevent future problems for customers. This quality also helps ensure that clients are conforming to governmental, legal and financial standards, principles and guidelines.”
Carr earned his associate degree from Enterprise State Junior College and his bachelor’s in accounting from Troy University Dothan. He is a deacon, Audit Committee chair and serves on the Finance Committee at Macedonia Baptist Church in Enterprise. Carr and wife Michelle have two daughters, Madelynn,18, and Leanna, 13.