Shelby Ford

Partner, Tax

Onyx Pointe II

8331 E. Walker Springs Lane, Suite 301

Knoxville, Tennessee 37923-3161

United States

Shelby Ford is a partner in the Crowe tax group and leads the firm's national team of federal credits and incentives specialists. 

Shelby has more than 18 years of experience providing tax consulting services, with a specific focus on identifying, quantifying, documenting, and defending research and development (R&D) tax credits. Shelby is a frequent speaker and thought leader at Tax Executives Institute conferences and the AICPA representative on the LB&I R&D tax credit roundtable.

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs


  • Master of Accountancy, Tax Concentration
    University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    University of Notre Dame