Robert P. Essner

Certified Public Accountant, Member

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Robert P. Essner graduated with honors from Southeast Missouri State University on May 9, 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He started his employment with the firm in January of 1978. In February of 1982, he became a CPA, and he became a partner on June 1, 1983.

Robert is a member of the St. Augustine Parish Finance Committee and the Knights of Columbus Council 6420. He has previously held the positions of President, Treasurer, and other offices in the Kelso Jaycees. Robert has served on the Notre Dame Regional High School Education Fund Foundation since 1986.

Robert P. Essner

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Robert P. Essner graduated with honors from Southeast Missouri State University on May 9, 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He started his employment with the firm in January of 1978. In February of 1982, he became a CPA, and he became a partner on June 1, 1983.

Robert is a member of the St. Augustine Parish Finance Committee and the Knights of Columbus Council 6420. He has previously held the positions of President, Treasurer, and other offices in the Kelso Jaycees. Robert has served on the Notre Dame Regional High School Education Fund Foundation since 1986.

Jeffrey J. Miles

Certified Public Accountant, Member

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Jeffrey J. Miles graduated with honors from Southeast Missouri State University on May 7, 1994, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Jeff began his work as an accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in St. Louis. He became a CPA in August of 1995 and began working with the firm in September the same year. He became a partner in the firm on June 1, 1998.

A Sikeston native, Jeff has been very active in his community. He has served as President of the Sikeston Jaycees, as well as serving on the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Association Board of Directors. He has also served on the Sikeston Country Club, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, Sikeston Area YMCA and the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League Board of Directors. Recently, Jeff was honored by the City of Sikeston as a member of their Parks Honor Board.

Jeffrey J. Miles

Certified Public Accountant, Member

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Jeffrey J. Miles graduated with honors from Southeast Missouri State University on May 7, 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Jeff began his work as an accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP as a staff accountant. He became a CPA in August of 1995 and began working with the firm in September the same year. He became a partner in the firm on June 1, 1998.

Jeff has been very active in the Sikeston Jaycees. He has served as President of the Jaycees, as well as serving on the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Association Board of Directors. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Sikeston YMCA and the Sikeston Country Club.

Walter J. Modde

Certified Public Accountant, Member

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Walter J. Modde earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. While at SEMO, he was also a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and Beta Alpha Pi, an accounting and finance organization. Walter began his career with Bucher, Essner and Miles, L.L.C. (now Essner, Miles and Modde, L.L.C.) shortly after graduation and became a CPA in 2015.

A graduate of Parkway South High School in the suburbs of St. Louis, Walter is very active in the community. Nationally, Walter is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Accountants. In Sikeston, Walter served as ticket chairman for the 2016 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and was formerly the concessions chairman. He has also held positions of treasurer and management development vice president within the Jaycees. Walter has also served as a member for the Sikeston Area YMCA and volunteers with Little League Football.

Walter J. Modde

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Walter graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December of 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He began employment with the firm in December of 2011 and earned his CPA in 2015.

Nicholas R. Bird

Accountant

Nicholas graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting. He began employment with the firm in April of 2016.

Joshua Costephens

Accountant

Joshua graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in July of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He began employment with the firm in August of 2016.

Lori Gross

Accountant

Lori graduated from College of the Ozarks in May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She began employment with the firm in December of 2007.

Craig Heisserer

Accountant

Craig graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia in December of 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Administrative Management. He earned a Masters in Business Administration degree with Finance emphasis from Texas Christian University in May of 1999 and began employment with the firm in August of 2015.

Edwin Maxwell

Accountant

Edwin graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May of 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Business Administration and Finance with a minor in Economics. He earned a degree in Accounting in December 2009. He began employment with the firm in October of 2011.

Mary Ann Stricker

Accountant

Mary Ann graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May of 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She began employment with the firm in October of 1995.

Shirley Richardson

Staff

Shirley has been a valued member of the clerical staff for more than two decades. She began employment with the firm in 1995.

Geri Sinuard

Staff

Geri graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December of 2010 with an Organizational Administration degree. In January of 2015, she graduated from Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and began employment with the firm in 2010.

Lora Tanner

Staff

Lora is a Sikeston native and recently moved back to the area to be closer to family. She began employment with the firm in 2016.