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business executive , accounting firm executive

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


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


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


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to magazines.


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.


Married Rachel Yoshiko Ono, August 29, 1953. Children: Dawn, Kenneth, Martha, Joanne.

Charles Elliott Preston

Martha Luella (Cottle) Preston

Rachel Yoshiko Ono

Dawn Preston

Kenneth Preston

Martha Preston

Joanne Preston