Michael C. “Mike” Thompson, CPA, CCIFP
Mike has been in practice for 40 years. As a founding partner of Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, his goal was to help create a CPA firm that is considered by reputation alone the best in the Mobile area, defining “best” as one with uncompromised integrity, outstanding client service, bright talented professionals and compassion for all.
Mike is a Mobile native and a graduate of McGill Institute. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1972.
Along the way, Mike has cultivated an expertise in the construction and real estate industries and business consulting. He is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional as well as a member of the Construction Industry Certified Public Accountants and Consultants Association, the Construction Financial Management Association and other professional organizations. His civic contributions include serving on the University of South Alabama’s Campaign Leadership and Mitchell College of Business Executive Council. Additionally, he has served as President of the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior Golf Association of Mobile, the Mobile Touchdown Club and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
Mike is married to the former Charlyne Chambers and has two adult children, Carlye and Cullen, but is not shy in saying that his pride and joy are his three grandchildren. In addition to his love for golf and fitness, his best time is now spent fishing.
When asked, “What is your greatest professional accomplishment?” Mike responds, “Being a part of creating RTBH and taking a chance to do it differently. The four of us jumped in feet first and never looked back. All of us remain proud to be associated with and working on behalf of the Firm.”
Areas of Practice and Specialties
Accounting & Auditing
Consulting, Business and Succession Planning
Litigation Support, Settlement Administration
University of South Alabama
BS Accounting, 1972
Certifications and Memberships
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)
American Institutes of CPAs
Alabama Society of CPAs
Construction Industry CPAs and Consultants Association
Associated General Contractors, Mobile Chapter, Inc., Associate Board Member
Construction Financial Management Association
Mobile County Roadbuilders Association, Inc.
University of South Alabama’s Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative
University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business Executive Council Chairman
American Junior Golf Association, Past President
Junior Golf Association of Mobile, President
Mobile Touchdown Club, Past President
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, Past President
USS Alabama Battleship Foundation, Board Member