Outstanding Young Professional

Lucas Luckett, CPA/PFS, CEPA

Senior Manager, Tax Services | Anders CPAs + Advisors

This award honors and supports CPAs 35 and under who serve as emerging and dynamic leaders in the profession. Candidates are evaluated based on their active involvement in the profession, support of the CPA credential, and professional volunteerism.

Luke Luckett is the youngest Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) in the United States and one of only 500 in the entire country. Within his firm, he helps clients prepare for life after transitioning their business by maximizing the value of their company and creating personal financial plans.

He serves as a leader in Ander’s Young Professionals Group and works with partners to implement changes based on the group’s input. Luke is consistently rated as a favorite mentor of interns and associates for his technical expertise and work ethic. He encourages his mentees to set and reach professional goals, including passing the CPA exam.

Luke shares his expertise as a regular blogger for Anders, and he frequently presents to industry groups on tax reform, business transition planning and year-end tax planning.

Luke is past chair of MOCPA’s St. Louis Chapter and is active on several MOCPA committees. He belongs to the local Estate Planning Council, is a chapter board member for the Society of Financial Services Professionals and is an active alumni for Southeast Missouri State University. Luke was selected as a St. Louis Business Journal 30 Under 30 honoree and earned a spot in the 2017 AICPA Leadership Academy.