13155 Shriners Blvd, Suite B Biloxi, MS 39532, United States

(228) 396-8800 or (866) 272-9224


Lisa Palazzo
Firm Administrator
Lisa Palazzo, wife of our founder Steven Palazzo, gained her knowledge as an EXPAT first-hand living overseas in Hungary. She has built upon this foundation by attaining over ten years experience in EXPAT tax service. Lisa also handles client relations, firm development, and marketing. She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Southern Mississippi and is highly active in community and civic organizations. Lisa is an active member in the HCR Women’s Club and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Leadership Gulf Coast, class of 2013. Lisa also serves on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and as the Congressional Freshman Spouse Treasurer. In 2009, Lisa was recognized as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Businesswomen of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Amy Johnson
CPA – Tax Manager MS lic# 5816
Amy is not only Palazzo’s tax manager but the company’s very first employee! As a manager, Amy has built long lasting relationships with our clients as well as our staff. Amy received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration emphasis in Accounting at the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2005, when Amy joined the Palazzo & Company team, she brought with her seven years of tax and accounting experience that has contributed to the success of our firm. When Amy is not contributing to Palazzo & Co., she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching their two sons play baseball, and her mother-daughter time with her adorable girl.
Mia Palazzo
CPA – Senior Tax Professional MS lic# 5363
Mia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama in May 1999. During her studies there, she was a member of the Accounting Honors Board, the University Honors Program, and various academic honor societies and service organizations. After college Mia obtained her CPA designation, earning the T.E. Lott Silver Medal for her performance on the exam. Mia has worked her entire career in public accounting, with experience in personal and business taxes, governmental and business auditing, and both personal and business financial statement preparation. She is a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Mia enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years and their two sons.
Melissa Smigelski
Staff Accountant
Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree emphasis in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. She worked in customer service for over 11 years before accepting an intern position with Palazzo & Company while she was still in college. Once she graduated from USM, Melissa began working full-time with Palazzo & Company and is currently spending most of her free time studying for the CPA exam. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Angela Gonzales
Staff Accountant
Angela Gonzales received a BSBA with an emphasis in Accounting at the University of Southern Mississippi where she was inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society. Prior to attending USM, she attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the University of South Alabama. She is currently working towards additional credit hours to sit for the CPA Exam. Angela is a recent addition to the Palazzo family – she joined the team as a Staff Accountant in January 2014. During her time off, she enjoys vacationing, going to the beach, catching up on the latest additions to Netflix, and spending time with her husband, friends, and most of all, her son.
Lindsey Stevens
Administrative Specialist
Lindsey is one of Palazzo’s original team members. Since beginning her career with us in 2005, she has become fully integrated into all aspects of our company. With her creative thinking, Lindsey accomplishes every task given with ease. Lindsey handles all e-files and works closely with other staff on marketing, A/R, A/P and general in-house IT questions. If you have the chance to visit our office, you would most likely met her dog, Jax, our company mascot. Born, raised and still by heart a Texan, Lindsey has made the Gulf Coast her home for over 10 years now.
Charmagne Lewis
Administrative Specialist
Charmagne, originally from Alabama, maintains the front office with her southern charm. She flawlessly handles the high volume of client contact with ease and brings a smile to everyone she comes in contact with. Charmagne became part of the Palazzo family in 2012 and has evolved in to a key element of the inter-office communications. She executes a seamless flow of client information from administrative staff to accounting staff. Outside of work, Charmagne is active in the youth sports programs of Ocean Springs in addition to supporting her daughter’s achievements.
Jacob R. Davis
Senior Financial/Business Accountant
Jacob attended Mississippi State University graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy, a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Corporate Finance and Banking, and a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Risk Management, Insurance, and Financial Planning. He handles audits, business accounting, financial analysis, business formation, financial reporting, and management consulting for our clients. During his off time you can find him on the golf course, traveling, church functions, or spending time with his friends and family.
Laura Hanson
Business Operations Coordinator
Laura is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Geography. She has worked in various fields, including public education, mental health and property/casualty insurance where she gained extensive experience in records management and client relations. She coordinates the business operational activities, assists with marketing strategy, as well as ensures compliance for our firm. Laura is an avid traveler, most enjoying her experiences with her children hiking and discovering America’s national parks and historic places.
Dylan Mears
Tax Accountant
Dylan is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting. He started at Palazzo & Company January 2016 as an intern and then became a part of the team upon graduation in May 2016. Dylan has plans to return to college to earn his Masters of Professional Accountancy soon. When he is not in the office, you will find him spending time with his lovely wife, Jade. He loves spending time with his friends, family, and church family.