F. Ralph Dowdy, CPA is a managing associate and shareholder of MDA Professional Group, P.C., and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He came to the firm in 1977 with the establishment of the Huntsville office.
Ralph’s primary area of specialization is corporate and estate taxation. He is a charter trustee of the American Institute of Federal Taxation and serves each year on the CPA-IRS Liason Committee of the Alabama Society of CPA’s. He is also a frequent speaker on tax-related topics. Before joining MDA, Ralph was tax manager of the Huntsville office of Ernst & Whinney.
A leading member of the accounting profession statewide, Ralph is a past president of the Alabama Society of CPAs. He also represents the state society as a member of the council of the American Institute of CPAs and serves on the Area II Planning Sub-committee of the Institute’s State Legislation Committee. He is past president of the Huntsville-Decatur Chapter of CPAs.
A resident of Guntersville, Ralph has taken an active role in civic affairs. He has been a member of the Jaycees, the Moose Lodge, the Lions Club, and a member of the Board of Directors of the United Givers Fund.
Ralph is a graduate of Auburn University. He and his wife Ann have two sons and are members of the First United Methodist Church of Guntersville.