Women to Watch - Experienced Leader

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Kelli Lewis, CPA, TEP
Tax Partner |
BDO USA, LLP

Since 2006, MOCPA and AICPA have partnered to honor outstanding women in the profession through the Women to Watch awards. This program highlights the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrates to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach.


Kelli Lewis leads by example, always sets the highest of standards, and never hesitates to go the extra mile for others. She continuously works to make an impact both within and outside of her firm. She is a natural leader, whether for the Boy Scouts, her church, Women in Financial Services or the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. In addition, Kelli is the past president of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis and has held numerous other officer positions with them.

At BDO, Kelli makes significant contributions as a partner of Core Tax Services, where she serves individuals, trusts, gifts and estates. She is a dynamic leader and continually steps up to train others on new tax laws, retirement, and estate planning topics, both internally and externally. Kelli participates in the development of new recruits and has been key in helping the St. Louis office streamline tax return preparation and processing procedures.

Kelli has served as a mentor and career adviser to many and frequently meets with young professionals to discuss their career growth. She also participates in a local group of women professionals who meet regularly to talk through issues related to work and home and provide each other with support to grow and develop.

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