Gwen Tilton, CPA

Director of Tax Services
Director of Tax Services


Gwen has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, including with a national accounting firm. She was elected President of Cotton + Allen in July 2007, and previously chaired Cotton + Allen’s tax department and litigation consulting group, prior to the combination with Dean Dorton & Ford. Gwen was previously a member of the Dean Dorton board of directors and the managing director of the Louisville office.

Industry Expertise

Gwen has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, including a tax specialist position with a national accounting firm. She has been qualified as an expert witness in Jefferson Circuit and Family Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Court, and Bourbon, Bullitt, and Oldham Circuit Courts. She has testified on commercial damages issues, including lost profit claims and contract disputes, as well as forensic accounting relating to hidden assets in marital dissolution cases and tax consequences relating to division of marital assets.

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past President and Board Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Past Council Member

Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy Board, Trustee and Treasurer
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Past Executive Committee and Board Member
Public Radio Partnership Board, Past Board Member and Secretary
Easter Seals Center, Past Board Member and Treasurer
Jefferson County Board of Education Foundation, Past Board Member
Business and Professional Women, Woman of Achievement Candidate, 2003
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Community Leadership Award, 1999
Business and Professional Women of River City, 1998

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1979, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky