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Partners in Progress

“Partners in Progress” is the professional advisory group to Southeast’s Accounting Department and Accounting major. The group is constituted to consult with faculty on program priorities and strategies, to support student and faculty development, and to encourage other alumni to play a role in ensuring that Southeast continues to produce world-class accounting talent. At present, the group consists of several Southeast alumni from accounting firms in the area. The partners are:

Jeff Baer

Partner and CEO, Baer and Company

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Glen Brady

Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP (St. Louis, MO)

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Eddie Cato

Riley, Stubbs & Cato, LLC (Dexter, MO)

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Don Clayton

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Milestone Equipment Holdings, LLC

Mike Dambach

BKD, LLP (St. Louis, MO)

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Lincoln Gray

Partner, Brown Smith Wallace

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Cindy Schulte

Anders Minkler Huber & Helm, LLP (St. Louis, MO)

Jim O'Hallaron

Missouri Society of CPAs

Lee Lummus

Corporate Controller, Drury Hotels

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John Mather

BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group

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Betsy Mays

Coffman and Company, P.C. (Poplar Bluff, MO)

Thomas McCain


Ruth Saphian

Ernst and Young (St. Louis, MO)

Melvin Van de Ven

Van de Ven, LLC (Cape Girardeau, MO)

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Jeffrey Ward

Office Managing Partner and National Managing Partner SOC/WebTrust/Cybersecurity Services at BDO USA, LLP


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Dempster 205

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701