Our Team

William Cleveland, CPA

Founding Partner

William, the managing partner, co-founded The Cleveland Group with Tracy Cleveland in 2006. Prior to founding TCG, William was the founding partner of Cleveland & Anderson, CPAs in 1976. William has extensive experience in taxationaccountingauditing, and estate planning. He graduated from Augusta University in 1970 and was licensed by the state of Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant in 1973. William is passionate in providing a positive working culture within The Cleveland Group as well as within the community. He has four children and four grandchildren.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Organizations & Volunteering:

  • State Bank & Trust – Advisory Board
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta – Board of Directors Treasurer
  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – Past Board of Directors
  • United Way of Augusta – Past Board of Directors
  • Martinez-Evans Rotary Club – Past President
  • Rotary District 6910 – Past Secretary-Treasurer
  • Warren Baptist Church
  • Champions Retreat Golf Club


  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
  • Rotary International “Paul Harris Fellow” 
  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Personal or Professional Goal:  To travel more and check off boxes from his bucket list.


  • Bird hunting
  • Spending time with his family

Favorite Quotes:

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.  – Harry Truman

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