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Sheehan retires after 28-year career with WK

Sheehan retires after 28-year career with WK
Williams-Keepers LLC (WK) Chairman Jeff Echelmeier, CPA announced today that Jefferson City office Tax Partner John J. Sheehan, CPA, J.D. will retire on July 31, 2017. John has agreed to join long-time WK client Farmer Holding Company ­in the role of Financial Advisor on Monday, August 7.

John J. Sheehan, CPA, J.D.“We look forward to working with John in his new role, as he makes this transition in a long, successful career and remains an active member of the Jefferson City community, personally and professionally, for many years to come,” Jeff says. “Public accounting is a demanding profession, and, in addition to being grateful for John, we are also extremely appreciative of his family – his wife, Barbara, and his children, John, Jr., Ted, Megan and Matt – for supporting his career and the firm throughout the years.”

Because of the example he has set in his commitment to client service, the firm and his community, John will always be highly regarded at WK. He joined the firm’s Jefferson City office in 1989, and his retirement is the culmination of a 28-year career of exemplary service to the firm, its clients and the Jefferson City community.

Throughout his career, John has skillfully combined his high degree of understanding and interpretation of technical information with a tremendous commitment to using that understanding to the benefit his clients. “Through that work, he has become a great example what it means to be a Trusted Business Advisor, a role that WK holds in the highest regard,” Jeff says.

John has served and supported the accounting profession admirably during his tenure with WK. He served as a member of WK’s Leadership Committee for more than 20 years, helping to create and implement firmwide direction and policy. A current member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy, John has served in volunteer roles for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. He also spent several years as an adjunct instructor in the School of Accountancy at University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, teaching graduate-level tax courses.

John has demonstrated a deep, heartfelt commitment to the Jefferson City community since he joined WK – the list of organizations, charities and other groups to which John has committed immeasurable time and resources is seemingly unending. In addition to being a member of the Central Trust Company Advisory Board, John is a former chairman of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson City YMCA.

“John has long been considered, and will continue to be, an invaluable community leader by the firm, his colleagues and friends throughout Jefferson City,” Jeff says. “In addition to his work with the firm, we are also extremely grateful for John’s continuing commitment to making Jefferson City a better place.”

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