Gary Clayton is also native of the Atlanta area; he is a graduate of Avondale High School. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and he received his CPA designation in 1978.
Gary was with Clayton, Paulk & Associates from 1978 until 1991, at which time he formed a computer network integration company for which he was Chairman and Director of Sales until 2009. He rejoined the firm in 2009 as a partner with direct responsibility for client development. His emphasis is on monthly accounting services and business consulting.
Gary and Del (Ballard) met at Presbyterian College and have been married for thirty-three years. Their two sons, Lee and Michael, work for Gallup Corporation and PGI – a web conferencing company in Atlanta – respectively. Gary and Del attend Cannon United Methodist Church in Snellville.