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Executive-in-Residence - Accounting
Office: GH 515
Mr. Callahan is a licensed CPA and is a retired partner of BKD, LLP, one of the ten largest accounting firms in the U.S. He specialized in tax planning and consulting for business owners for most of his thirty-two year career in public accounting. He has assisted multiple business owners with business succession, including sales of businesses to ESOPs. He was the Tax Director for the Bowling Green, KY office of BKD, LLP for twenty years. He was accredited in business valuation by the AICPA and was a licensed Certified Financial Planner until retirement from public accounting in 2007.
M.S., Accounting, University of Kentucky
B.A., Business and Chemistry, Centre College of Kentucky
Mr. Callahan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the board of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.
He has been active in various community organizations, such as United Way, Capitol Arts Alliance, and the Commonwealth Health Foundation. He is a 1992 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 through 1973.
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