Tyrone E. Dickerson, CPA
2nd term, expires June 30, 2013
Harvard Graduate School of Business,
MBA 1970 Central State University, BS Accounting 1965
Dennis, Dickerson & Wilkins-Management Consultants
Mr. Dickerson was a founding member of this management-consulting firm during his second year at the Harvard Business School. The firm specialized in financial management and was awarded a contract with Lucas Tucker & Co., CPA to manage the City of New York’s Human Resources Administration summer grants programs.
Lucas Tucker & Co., CPA
Upon graduation from HBS, Mr. Dickerson became a principal in the firm. His area of expertise was working with small not-for-profit organizations with assets under one million dollars. Mr. Dickerson stayed with the firm for four years.
Urban National Corporation
Mr. Dickerson joined the company as a vice-president. Urban National Corporation (UNC) is a venture capital firm that was funded by 24 of America’s top corporations. The Hartford, Prudential and Gulf Oil are a few of the equity partners. UNC was initially capitalized at 10 million dollars to invest in minority owned businesses throughout the country. Mr. Dickerson worked with the following portfolio companies:
Community Foods-A Baltimore inner city supermarket store. UNC invested well over $700,000 so the company could acquire three additional stores with inventory.
Wimes Mortgage Co.- A mortgage banker operating in Kansas City. UNC invested $200,000 into the company to further the growth of the housing market in Kansas City.
Ramesh Technology Co.-A start-up Technology Company located in Pittsburgh, PA. UNC invested over $500,000 in the start-up that specialized in sensors that detected movement, heat and smoke in a room or building.
Hi-Pro Foods- A Los Angles, CA food processing company. The company specialized in the packaging of pasta products. UNC invested $150,000 into the company to continue its growth.
Aragon Furniture Company- A high-end leather manufacturing company purchased by an HBS classmate. UNC invested over $300,000 in the company to continue its phenomenal growth.
Mr. Dickerson developed a broad range of skills in financial analysis, accounting systems, controls and human resources during his tenure with UNC. Mr. Dickerson stayed with the firm for three years and left to pursue his love for public accounting.
Mitchell, Titus & Co. CPA
Mr. Dickerson was the fourth partner to join the firm. Mr. Bert Mitchell, founding partner was also a partner in the firm of Lucas Tucker & Co. It was at that firm that he and Mr. Dickerson developed a mutual admiration for minorities in public accounting. Mr. Mitchell has written several articles on the growth of minorities in the profession since 1968. Mr. Dickerson was in charge of the firm’s not-for-profit sector clients. The firm experienced tremendous growth in a short period of time. The firm celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2004. Mr. Mitchell is the only founding partner that is still active with the firm. The firm is listed in the top 50 firms in the country.
Tyrone E. Dickerson, CPA
Mr. Dickerson founded his firm in 1984 after a successful career in the broadcasting industry. The firm provided auditing; accounting and management consulting services to a wide range of small businesses. In the early years, the firm had a staff of 10 professionals and maintained offices on Main Street for 15 years. During those years the firm worked very closely with several majority firms on joint venture projects auditing the City of Richmond and the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority. The firm was the auditor of the Metropolitan Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau from its inception in 1984 until 1996. During the 1987 audit, the firm found improprieties by the controller. Based on the audit and subsequent work, the controller was indicted and convicted of embezzlement.
Mr. Dickerson currently practices as a sole proprietor specializing in auditing small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Professional and Civic Activities
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Virginia Board of Accountancy
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- New York Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Pennsylvania Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Richmond Chapter- VSCPA
- Leadership Metro Richmond-Class 1989
- Richmond Rotary Club
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity-Life member