Dick Ingwersen ’70 is the founder of Atlanta-based certified public accounting firm of Gifford, Hillegass and Ingwersen (GH&I) and co-founder of Ingwersen & Taylor law firm.
He graduated the Harbert College of Business with a bachelor’s in business management and later earned his juris doctor degree from Emory University Law School. Under his leadership, Gifford, Hillegass and Ingwersen became one of the top local certified public accounting firms in Atlanta. He was instrumental in completing a merger with Warren Averett, LLC, the fifth largest accounting firm in the Southeast.
Ingwersen was the recipient of the School of Accountancy’s 2008 Outstanding Alumnus award. He formerly served on the board of directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, where he was named Volunteer of the Year three times, and served on the advisory council for the AU School of Accountancy until 2018.
A former defensive end for the Auburn Tigers under Shug Jordan in the late 1960s, Ingwersen received the Walter Gilbert Award in 2016, an award recognizing former athletes who distinguished themselves after graduation.