Mr. Behar founded Robert I. Behar, CPA in 1977. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in 1964. While attending the University of Georgia, Mr. Behar participated in the honors program and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honor Society. He was also both a member and Treasurer of Tau Epsilon Phi Social Fraternity.
Before founding his own CPA firm in 1977, Mr. Behar spent five years working for a large, local CPA firm in Rome, Georgia. The next two years he was employed by Satlof, Hirsch and Company, CPAs in Columbus, Georgia, and then he owned and operated his own retail clothing business for six years. Mr. Behar is managing principal in the firm. While in Rome, Georgia, Mr. Behar specialized in hospital auditing and Medicare cost reimbursement. He was involved in hospital auditing at the beginning of the Medicare program and was responsible for the establishment of the initial cost and Medicare system in a number of hospitals. In Columbus, Georgia, he was involved in nursing home auditing and Medicare cost reimbursement.
Since 1979, Mr. Behar has had a special interest in the automobile industry and “special situations” such as litigation support, divorce negotiations and mediation, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and consulting. Mr. Behar is a member and past member of the Board and past vice-president of the Shearith Israel Synagogue. He has served as treasurer of the Martin for Mayor Campaign, treasurer of the Fair Tax Committee, and served two years on the Columbus Consolidated Government Pension Board. He has also served as a member of the Columbus State University Planned Giving Professional Advisory Committee and as a member and treasurer of the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation Board.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member and past officer of the Columbus Chapter of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Behar is married and has two adult children and one granddaughter.
Mr. Reid became a principal of our firm in 1984. He joined the firm in 1978, after graduating from Columbus College with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. In addition to his other duties as a principal, Mr. Reid is responsible for the firm’s practice in Employee Benefit Plan Administration and Trust and Estate Administration. Mr. Reid is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Columbus Estate Planning Council and past President of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Reid is active in the life of his church, St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he has served in many teaching and leadership roles including finance committee chairman and church treasurer. Mr. Reid also served on the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church committee on finance and administration as budget chairman. Mr. Reid’s community activities include service on the boards of the Columbus Chapter, American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The House of Mercy, and Open Door Community Center.
His devotion to the betterment of young men is evident by his 25 years as an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He has served both Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting in unit leadership positions. He has served the Chattahoochee Council as Chairman of the TrailBlazer district, Council Commissioner, Vice President for Program and Council President. His honors include inclusion in 1984’s Outstanding Young Men of America, TrailBlazer District Award Merit, The House of Mercy Never Say No Award, the Chattahoochee Council BSA, Silver Beaver Award and the “Spine Award” of Team One Advertising. His hobbies include camping, woodworking, bicycling and genealogy. He is married and has two children.
Mrs. Melton became a principal of the firm in 1994. She joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. Mrs. Melton serves our firm as principal in charge of monthly services.
Mrs. Melton is a member of Central Baptist Church of Phenix City, Alabama where she serves on the finance team, personnel team, and the kitchen/hospitality team. She is actively involved in Sunday School as well as in womens and childrens ministries. Other community involvement includes serving on the Board of the Russell County American Heart Association for fourteen years including a three year term as president. She also serves as treasurer of the Glenwood School Foundation.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs. Melton is married and has two children.
Mr. Brown became a principal of our firm in 2007. He joined the firm in 1996 after graduating summa cum laude from Troy State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. While attending Chattahoochee Valley Community College, he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Society of the International Scholastic Order.
Mr. Brown is a member of Auburn Heights Baptist Church, serves as treasurer on the board of directors for the Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus. He also volunteers with fundraising for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mr. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is married and has two children.
Ashley Anglin is a senior accountant at Behar, Reid, Melton & Brown CPAs. She joined the firm in 2004.
She graduated in 2004 with honors from Auburn University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, and from Troy State University with a Masters in Business Administration in 2009.
Mrs. Anglin is an Associate member of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
She is a member of The Ridge United Methodist Church where she is volunteers in children’s ministry and serves on the Leadership Team and as Chairman of the Finance Team.
She is married to Joey Anglin, and they have one daughter, Madison, who attends Harris County Carver Middle School.