A. J.

A.J. graduated with High Honors and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

A.J. has over 20 years of experience in public accounting, 13 of which entailed running his own CPA firm. While his business acumen is broad, his areas of expertise are financial statement reviews, business tax compliance, internal control analysis, and litigation support. He has extensive experience in real estate, construction, professional services, retail, not-for-profits, and foundations from an industry perspective. He is a member of the AICPA and Texas Society of CPAs.

His life outside the office was and is unique. A. J. has served the Alamo Area Council for Boy Scouts of America for nearly 17 years in various accounting matters such as audit support, tax compliance, internal controls, budgeting, training, and accounting supervision. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of the Council.

At the age of 16, A. J. became a musician and has played the guitar ever since. During the summers of his college years, he worked on a farm during the day and played in a band in dance halls across Texas at night. But the real question is – does he know how to two-step? Music tells a story, whether it has vocals or is instrumental. And A.J.’s favorite collection of musical “stories” is Garth Brooks’ No Fences album. He shares his love of music with his wife, Jennifer, and his four daughters.

‘‘A. J. has always helped us with anything we've needed.’’

A Client

‘‘I couldn't be happier with the choice to move from EY to ATKG. A.J. Sturm, Diane White, Alisha Bell, and the support staff have been instrumental in helping me with a complicated Estate and Foundation scenario. Not only have they provided me with phenomenal accounting and tax advice, but they have also gone above and beyond to help me plan for today, tomorrow, and far beyond. Thank you, ATKG!!!’’

Amy Burdick

Richard L Burdick Foundation

‘‘AJ is awesome.’’

Morris M.

Xenex Disinfection Services, LLC

‘‘I couldn't have made it through the last year without A. J. and Diane! When I came to ATKG, I was overwhelmed in EVERY way. Now I feel like I can breathe easy again, knowing I'm in the very best of hands. Thank you so much for ALL you do!’’

A Client

‘‘They keep me updated and informed. Great team and good people, the heart of any business!’’

A Client

‘‘Eric, Katie, and A. J. are always very responsive and try to please.’’

A Client

‘‘A. J. is professional, knowledgeable, and provides friendly assistance.’’

A Client

CliftonStrengths® Signature Themes
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A. J. has a deep sense of dedication and feels ownership for his commitments. He is a person of his word, and others know they can trust and rely on him.


A. J. has a great desire to learn and wants to continuously improve. The process of learning excites him.


A. J. is best described by the serious care he takes in making decisions or choices. He anticipates obstacles.


A. J. has certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for his life.


A. J. works hard and possesses a great deal of stamina. He takes immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
Notable Accomplishments & Affiliations
Published Articles & Mentions
Speaking Engagements
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Brackenridge Park Conservancy, Advisory Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America – Alamo Area Council Board of Directors
  • Hillside Fellowship, Worship Band Member