Evansville, Indiana - The partners and staff of Kemper CPA Group LLP are pleased to announce that John A. (Tony) Rubenacker was elected to the position of Managing Partner at the firm's annual partner meeting.  Rubenacker takes the reins of Kemper CPA Group following former Managing Partner Ronald Dezelan's eight years of leadership.

Rubenacker is 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University, and he holds designations as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).  He became a partner in 1995, having been employed with the firm since 1991.  Rubenacker has extensive experience in taxation, including individual, commercial, and partnership taxation.  As managing partner, he will be responsible for strategic planning, management of firm resources, and providing guidance as the firm seeks to meet its growth goals.

Eight new partners were also admitted to the partnership, effective May 1, 2015:  Michael Manship (Greenfield, Indiana), William Reeves (Tracy, California), Joy Ries (Henderson, Kentucky), Sanjeev Singh (Modesto, California), Luke Sparks (Champaign, Illinois), Kyle Waninger (Evansville, Indiana), September Reeves (Stockton, California), and Andrew Vogt (Effingham, Illinois).

Michael Manship, CPA, MBA, graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Indianapolis in 1997.  He also holds an MBA from Anderson University, and he became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010.  He has extensive knowledge of individual, partnership, and corporate taxation, with an emphasis on farm taxation.

William Reeves, CPA, CVA, graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2005 and began working at Kemper CPA Group.  He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010 and earned the designation of CVA in 2012.  Reeves' specialized areas of practice include business valuation services and taxation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and not-for-profit organizations.

Joy Ries, CPA, graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2006.  She began her professional career in 2005 and joined the staff of Kemper CPA Group in 2011.  Ries has experience in the areas of accounting and auditing, as well as income taxation for individuals and businesses, including multi-state corporations.

Sanjeev Singh, CPA, is a 2005 graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. After earning his bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting, he began his career with Kemper CPA Group, where his experience has been centered around individual, partnership, and corporate taxation as well as auditing in the governmental, not-for-profit, and for profit industries.

Luke Sparks, CPA is a 2003 graduate of the University of Illinois.  Sparks became a Certified Public accountant in 2008 and began his career with Kemper CPA Group in 2009.  His primary areas of emphasis in auditing include non-profit organizations, construction clients, and 401(k) plans.

Kyle Waninger, CPA, is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, having earned his bachelor's degree in 2005 and his MBA in 2008.  He joined Kemper CPA Group in 2004 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010.  Waninger specializes not only in tax, but also in small business consulting with an affinity for startups.

September Reeves, CPA, graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2005 and started her career with Kemper CPA Group in 2006.  She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012.  Reeves is experienced in preparing individual, partnership, corporate, and not-for-profit tax returns, and she also specializes in audit and assurance services.

Andrew Vogt, CPA, is a 2006 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with degrees in accounting and finance.  He earned his CPA certificate in 2008 and began his career with Kemper CPA Group in 2011.  Vogt specializes in multi-state corporate and partnership taxation and is expanding his knowledge of farm taxation, as well as estate and trust taxation.

Kemper CPA Group LLP (www.kempercpa.com) was founded in 1958. With 24 offices in Illinois, Indiana, California, and Kentucky, Kemper CPA Group LLP is one of the 100 largest CPA firms in the nation. Services offered include tax return preparation and consulting, capital and asset management services, medical practice management, computer network design and installation, and accounting software implementation. Additional services include employee benefit plan administration, (including 401(k) installation), as well as auditing, bookkeeping, and payroll services. For more information, visit  http://www.kempercpa.com/