Category Archives: Featured WK People
Kirk joined Williams-Keepers LLC in 2010 and provides tax services to individual and business clients. He specializes in 1031 exchanges and other consulting for real estate transactions.
Kirk graduated from the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri with a Master of Accountancy degree in 2010.
Kirk is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Public Accountants. He serves as a board member for the Jefferson City Day Care and the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Capital Region Medical Center Foundation and takes part in the American Heart Association Executive Challenge.
Chris specializes in tax, business valuations, cost segregation studies and other consulting projects. Along with his Certified Public Accountant certification, he is also a Certified Valuation Analyst.
Chris began his career in public accounting in 2009 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Master of Accountancy degree. He joined Williams-Keepers LLC in 2012.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently volunteers for the Helias Catholic High School Golf Tournament Committee and previously served on the Helias Capital Campaign Committee.
Jessica joined Williams-Keepers LLC in 2008, having graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accountancy.
Jessica specializes in tax and accounting services for businesses and individuals, including an emphasis in state and local taxation, agribusiness, and retirement and employee benefits.
Jessica is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Columbia Metro Rotary and volunteers with the Heart of Missouri United Way.
Ryan specializes in accounting, audit, and consulting projects for construction companies and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of WK’s Real Estate and Construction Service Team.
Ryan joined WK in 1998 after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and graduating summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University.
Ryan holds memberships with the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Associated General Contractors of Missouri, Inc. Ryan is an active member of his church and has served in several leadership capacities, including as a member of the finance committee. He also serves on selected committees for the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Missouri.
He is a graduate of leadership programs including the Williams-Keepers Leadership Academy and Leadership Jefferson City, sponsored by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mark leverages his training in tax research to offer planning and consulting solutions related to estate planning, trust and estate matters, business structuring, and succession planning. He joined the WK ownership group in 2014.
A native of Columbia, Mark joined WK in 2009 after completing his law degree with high honors at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where he earned undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration with emphasis in economics and a master’s degree in accounting.
Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the national, state and local bar associations, the Order of the Coif, and the Mid-Missouri Estate Planning Council. Mark serves on the advisory board for Junior Achievement of Central Missouri and the Boone County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee.