Member Testimonials

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“MOCPA is a vital aspect of my professional development, providing opportunities for engagement, learning, and giving back. Being part of MOCPA has connected me with CPAs across the state, who motivate and challenge me. The many experiences and relationships cultivated through MOCPA inspire me to support the community, encourage the highest level of client service, and influence the development and reputation of our industry.”

Michelle Schwerin, CPA, JD, member since 2015
Shareholder, Capes Sokol

“MOCPA is more than just a source for quality, affordable CPE. Some of my greatest benefits of membership include: developing my management skills through involvement in chapter leadership, networking with other CPAs both in public practice and industry, and staying abreast of recent tax legislation.”

Adam Prest, CPA, member since 2005
Partner, Anders CPAs + Advisors

“I belong to MOCPA for several reasons but the most important are:

    • To meet and learn from people who have experienced some of the issues that I am so that I’ll make fewer mistakes. Members’ willingness to share their ideas has been worth significantly more than my investment in MOCPA.
    • To have an organization that is looking out for my interest from a regulatory and legislative point of view.
    • To give something back to the profession for the benefit of future generations. A career as a CPA is one of the best decisions I have made. Being an active MOCPA member is a way to demonstrate to others that the CPA designation has enhanced my life more than I ever could have imagined.”

Stan Schmidt, CPA, member since 1980
Partner, Schmidt Associates, P.C.

“I’m active in MOCPA because of the members. Our diverse membership has provided me many opportunities for learning and growing both personally and professionally. As a result, I have developed many friendships and professional relationships. I strongly encourage every CPA in Missouri to join and actively participate in MOCPA!”

Butch Beeman, CPA, member since 1979
Managing Partner, Troutt, Beeman & Co., P.C.

“The most valued benefit of my MOCPA membership is the ability to meet and learn from other CPAs throughout the state. The diversity of experiences and areas of expertise among the membership is tremendous.”

Ed Scavone, CPA, member since 1995
President, Central Bank of Boone County

“I belong to MOCPA because I value the organization’s commitment to supporting, promoting and defending the CPA credential. The most important benefit to me is the ability to gain insight on the profession by networking with other like-minded individuals and the opportunity to develop my leadership skills.”

Pat Reuter, CPA, member since 1997
CFO, Reuter Merkle Law Firm LLC