Gerald Clayton attended the University of Florida and then the Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, DC, where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting and Business Services.
Gerald founded Clayton & Company in 1953 in Decatur, Georgia. His desire to grow and run a successful business based on taking a true interest in the long-term well-being and success of its clients has proved to be well seated: Clayton & Company has evolved into Clayton, Paulk & Associates, for which Gerald now serves as a board member and advisor to the practice.
Gerald is the proud father of two sons, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He serves as an officer in the American Legion Post 66 and, in his free time, enjoys traveling, the arts, and reading the Bible.