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Clay Sturgis
National Practice Leader, Communications & Media


Clay began his public accounting career in 1995, and focuses primarily on the communications industry. Clay works with rural, mid-size and large communications, video, and high speed internet providers throughout the country with an emphasis in management consulting.

During his tenure, he transferred from Washington State in 2012 to launch the firm’s new Kansas City office location and did the same in Dallas in 2015. Services to his clients include strategic planning and management consulting; cost study preparation; financial forecasting; data visualization & analysis; and merger & acquisition assistance.

He was the communications & media industry group’s national practice leader from 2007-2014 and resumed this role in 2018. He also leads the Dallas office’s technology, communications & life sciences team.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Not a Standard Presentation
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2019)
  • Projecting the Financial & Regulatory State of the Industry in 2024
    (Unitel Executive Summit, July 2019)
  • Revenue Recognition
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2018)
  • Industry Update
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2017)
  • Leasing Update
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2017)
  • Telephone Plant Accounting
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2016)
  • Preparing Consolidated Financial Statements
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2015)
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: A Road Map to Success and Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Response
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2014)
  • Best Practices for Progressive Board of Directors
    (Telergee CFO Conference, May 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, accounting, Washington State University

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