Meet the Members

Sovereign’s experienced staff comes with over 100 collective years of experience in serving the public’s accounting needs. To contact one of us, please see our contact form or reach out to any team member via the email or telephone extensions listed below.



Mary Lou Rutherford
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8508
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Areas of Specialization and Experience

Mary Lou is in charge of the accounting and auditing practice of the firm. She provides a full range of tax, audit, accounting andconsulting services to the firm’s


Jeff W Maze
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8505
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Jeff W. Maze is one of the founding members of Sovereign CPA Group, LLC. Jeff started his career with Price Waterhouse in 1986 followed by extensive experience at the local CPA firm level before branching off


Diana Shaw Knight
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8506
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Diana Shaw Knight is a founding member of Sovereign CPA Group, LLC. Prior to the founding of Sovereign in June of 2010, she was a partner at a Birmingham public accounting firm, which she joined