Stand–Up for Leadership, Inc
Stand–Up for Leadership, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Stand–Up for Leadership, Inc is organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes with a focus on supporting youth serving nonprofit organizations by linking accounting professionals with nonprofit organizations, organizing events to support youth leadership, and training and proving the opportunity for service to nonprofit youth serving organizations.
Stand-Up for Leadership is currently supporting Junior Achievement of Georgia, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement of Georgia is empowering young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
To date the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant has raised over $400,000 for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
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Lindsay Grimsley is the Event Coordinator of the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant and Executive Director of Stand- Up For Leadership, INC (501c3 non-profit organization). She was handed the reigns of this truly hilarious event in 2016. She is truly passionate at raising more awareness for Junior Achievement of Georgia and Stand-Up For Leadership, INC. She is honored to be a part of such an amazing event that gives back to the community.
Lindsay lives on 300 acres of beautiful fields and woodlands with her husband Ben, a Sergeant of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, and her two amazing boys, J.R. and Knox.
Lindsay’s favorite quote is from the famous Bob Marley, “Life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
Dan Erling is the President of Accountants One. He is in the Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) Million Dollar Hall of Fame and was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Up and Comers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Under Dan’s leadership, Accountants One was named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work.
Dan is the creator of the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. This combination fund raiser / stereotype debunker has become an annual favorite in the accounting community – consistently bringing in over 800 people to cheer for Funny Accountants. Through the Search Accountants One has helped raise over a quarter of a million dollars for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University and his Masters from Emory University. Before joining Accountants One, Dan was an inner-city math teacher for 8 years. In 1996, he was named the Academic Achievement Incentive Teacher of the Year for Middle Schools.
In 1998, Dan had the opportunity to join his father, Bert Erling, at Accountants One. This followed several summers of working as an IT Project Manager for the firm. While Dan unexpectedly lost his dad on May 2, 2010 he considered the opportunity to work with his dad as one of the highlights of his life.
Dan’s wife, Michelle, is an art educator and painter (she painted the two pieces that hang in the lobby of the main office). He has two sons that he is very proud of. Dan’s personal interests include abstract art and music.
While dedicated to working a recruiting desk, Dan spends a great deal of time consulting with companies on Hiring Best Practices. The result of this work led to his book: MATCH, A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time. The book was published in December 2010 by Wiley Publishing and is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. You can learn more about Dan’s philosophy of hiring as well as read his blog by visiting www.danerling.com.
Dan is on the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. Through this non-profit he is able to be part of making a difference in the lives of children. Something that remains incredibly important to him.
Dan is also on the board of the Georgia State Panther Athletic Committee. As a GSU alum he is incredibly proud of what is going on with Panther Sports. The impact of the sports community on the downtown area also inspires him.
The opportunity to serve people and bring value in an authentic way continues to motivate and inspire Dan every day. He truly loves his job.
Tom is the Chief Operating Officer for Accountants One. He is an accomplished executive with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing the vision, leadership, and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth. Experienced innovator with a unique blend of operational and business expertise to implement robust solutions across the enterprise. Tom was the driving force behind the creation of two successful professional services business lines, and supported the expansion of a national recruiting firm. Tom has expertise in developing high-performance teams, business expansion, revenue generation, financial growth, and process optimization.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Prior to joining Accountants One, Tom Served as the SVP of Delivery Services at Illuminate360 where he was responsible for internal operations, and delivery implementation of their advanced analytics platform.
Previously Tom was Executive Vice President of professional services for MATRIX Resources where he led the national expansion of multiple business units selling and delivering enterprise solutions focused on financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation, and telecommunications sectors. His efforts in partnership with two other executives achieved national recognition for “25 Best Places to Work” for three consecutive years.
Prior to MATRIX, Tom served as Group Manager in Technical Operations for The Coca-Cola Company where he was responsible for strategic planning, design, and implementation of global distributed systems enhancing supply chain efficiencies and engineering standards.
When Tom is not working he is very active in community service. He’s been a volunteer for Junior Achievement, Hopewell Youth Association, YMCA, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Foster Care Foundation Services.