Chris Shepard

Controller

The Alotian Club

Roland

Age: 29


Chris Shepard

Chris Shepard was the first in his Ouachita Baptist University graduating class to become a licensed certified public accountant, passing the required exams less than a year after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting.

It was at his first accounting job at Grier Reeves & Lawley in Texarkana that he passed the exam. One year into his career, he moved to Little Rock, where he worked at Hudson Cisne & Co. for three years and Rasco Winter Abston Moore & Associates for a year.

In 2015, he was hired as a staff accountant at The Alotian Golf Club, financier Warren Stephens’ private club west of Little Rock at Roland, and a year later he was named controller. This year, he also took over human resources responsibilities for the club, which has “just shy of 100” employees.

Shepard said he was attracted to accounting because “it’s pretty cut and dried; there’s not a lot of gray area, for the most part.”

Shepard stays involved with the community through his affiliation with Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, where he sits on several committees and is involved with the guest services and youth ministries.