Team Members

John R. Farris

John R. Farris

Founder & Managing Partner

Mr. Farris founded CE in 2007 and serves as the company's Managing Partner. Previously, Mr. Farris served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Finance & Administration Cabinet under Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Casey Bolton

Casey Bolton

Partner

Mr. Bolton joined CE in 2009 and is a Partner in the company. He has extensive expertise in state and local tax incentive programs and has successfully guided numerous public and private clients through the application processes. Mr. Bolton also specializes in multiple forms of economic, feasibility, and fiscal impact analyses and financial forecasting and modeling.

F. Thomas Howard

F. Thomas Howard

Partner

Mr. Howard joined CE as a Partner in 2013. During his time here, Mr. Howard has managed numerous debt financings for a variety of public-private partnerships and higher education projects. Prior to joining CE, Mr. Howard served as the Executive Director of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Office of Financial Management.

Haddon V. Alford

Haddon V. Alford

Senior Associate

Mr. Alford joined CE in 2019 and currently serves a Senior Associate. He specializes in assisting and guiding public & private clients with the financial and operational compliance requirements of various tax incentive and economic development programs in order to realize and maximize available incentive dollars.

Brett L. Antle, CPA

Brett L. Antle, CPA

Partner

Mr. Antle joined CE in 2013 and is a Partner in the company. He serves as CE's lead quantitative analyst and Director of the firm's incentive compliance activities. Prior to joining CE, Mr. Antle served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Office of Financial Management.