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Philip Cottle Preston

Philip Cottle Preston, business executive, retired accounting firm executive.

Background

  • Preston, Philip Cottle was born on August 12, 1930 in Sturgis, South Dakota, United States. Son of Charles Elliott and Martha Luella (Cottle) Preston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Denver, 1949. Master of Business Administration, University Denver, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1961.

    Career

    • Management trainee Hilton Hotels, Chicago, 1949-1950. Accountant Von Tobel & Carr, Denver, 1954-1958. With Alexander Grant & Company, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, 1958-1985.

      Managing partner Atlanta, 1978-1984. Owner, treasurer Japan Services, Inc., since 1985, 365 Cleveland, Inc., since 1985. President Philip C. Preston & Associates, Inc., Atlanta, since 1985.

      Professor accounting Georgia State University, since 1986. Principal, president Preston Kilgore Collections Inc., Atlanta, since 1987. Distinguished practitioner, lecturer University Georgia, since 1979.

      Manager Conviser-Miller Certified Public Accountant Review, since 1987.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to magazines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors San Francisco Spring Opera, 1972-1974, New York City Opera, 1976-1980. Chairman board Atlanta Civic Opera Company, 1981-1982. Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1954.

    Member American Institute Certified Public Accountant's, Georgia Society Certified Public Accountant's (president Atlanta chapter 1985-1986), American Bar Association, Planning Executives Institute (international president 1974-1975), Georgia Chamber of Commerce (industrial development committee 1979-1985), Atlanta Chamber C. (director 1983-1985), International Association Planning Societies (president 1980-1983), American Institute Wine and Food (president since 1985), Canada American Society (president 1986-1987), Japan Society Georgia (executive committee 1984-1987). Clubs: Cherokee Town and Country, Commerce, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Rachel Yoshiko Ono, August 29, 1953. Children: Dawn, Kenneth, Martha, Joanne.
    • father: Charles Elliott Preston
    • mother: Martha Luella (Cottle) Preston
    • spouse: Rachel Yoshiko Ono
    • children: Dawn Preston
    • Kenneth Preston
    • Martha Preston
    • Joanne Preston
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    Nationality
    • 1949
      University Denver
    • 1957
      University Denver
    • 1961
      University Denver
    • 1949 - 1950
      Management, trainee Hilton Hotels
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1954 - 1958
      accountant, Von Tobel & Carr
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1958 - 1985
      with Alexander Grant & Company
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      managing partner, Atlanta
    • 1985
      president, Philip C. Preston & Associates
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1985
      owner
    • 1986
      professor, accounting Georgia State University
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