William R. Steele, CPA - Mr. Steele retired from the firm in 2012. He was originally licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1974. He was admitted as a Partner in a middle-tier international public accounting firm in 1977. His responsibilities included individual income tax planning and preparation as well as accounting, auditing and consulting in the small business department. Subsequently he became the Chief Financial Officer of a $40 million real estate development company. He was the principle in his own tax and accounting practice serving individuals and small businesses in the Thousand Oaks area prior to the formation of Steele, St. John & Cohen, LLP in 1998. He remains active in the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club and other community activities.