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Meet Our Staff:
LOU ANN HYDER - President
Lou Ann began at WR Ramsey in the Fall of 2016. As President of the firm, she oversees the day to day operations to ensure the highest quality service to our clients and is responsible for the overall direction and administration of all company operations. In addition, she is actively working to grow our offering of services, primarily focusing on guiding clients through the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit.
She holds degrees in Social Work and Health Information Technology from University of Kentucky and Alfred State University, and has 30 years of experience in executive level nonprofit and corporate healthcare. Lou Ann resides in Woodford County.
WILLIAM R. RAMSEY, EA (BILL)
Bill started the firm in 1990, after spending 25 years is private accounting. Over the past 30 years, Bill has dedicated his time and energy to not only preparing financial statements and income tax returns, but truly being a financial partner to his clients.
Bill’s expertise covers the full range of accounting, advisory and tax mitigation strategies. Bill takes pride in treating every client as though they are his only client. Bill believes this philosophy is the single most important small business strategy and the key to his success.
Bill is an Enrolled Agent, certified to partner with any client that might be facing issues with the Internal Revenue Service.
Bill grew up in Corbin, KY. He played basketball while attending Sue Bennett Jr. College, were he received an Associate's Degree in Business and achieved a BS Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Bill is a father of 3 children and grandfather of four. Bill enjoys playing golf and is a member of Moss Hill Golf Club in Versailles, KY.
LARRY WHEELER, CPA - Senior Vice President
Larry Wheeler is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years’ experience, mostly involving taxation of indivduals and small business owners. After several years working with regional and local accounting firms, he joined WR Ramsey and Associates in 2004 as a partner.
Larry also has extensive background working with entrepreneurs in launching new business ventures, from helping clients develop pro-forma financials to getting all the appropriate business licenses. He also is hands-on regarding tax preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships as well as reviewing and assuring the accuracy of tax returns prepared by the staff.
Larry is a graduate of Morehead State University with a BS in Administration and Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He resides in Lexington with his wife Karen, son Blaine, and black lab Max.
DONNA DAVIDSON, EA - Senior Tax Preparer
Donna is an IRS licensed enrolled agent who joined the firm in 2020 after operating her own tax practice for 25 years. Prior to working in public accounting,Donna was a commercial lender and branch manager at West One Bank in Idaho. She likes to tell people she went from reading financial statements to preparing them.
She loves to volunteer in the community and is actively involved with her church and several local organizations. Donna is a military brat, born in Texas and has traveled the world. She married a native Kentuckian and after living here since 1994, she now calls Kentucky home.
When not working on tax returns or volunteering, Donna loves to travel, visit with her grown kids and 7 grandchildren, or lounge at home with her husband and two dogs.
Sandi started with WR Ramsey and Associates in 2000 and is a proud shareholder. Sandi is instrumental with our small businesses in creating and maintaining yearly bookkeeping and sales tax returns. She also heads up our Accounts Receivable department and faciliates the payment process to make it as streamlined for our clients as possible.
Sandi has a BS in Accounting.
JACQUELINE S. CHRISTIANSEN, MSA (JACKIE) - Manager of Technical Services
Jackie joined WR Ramsey and Associates through an acquisition in 2007, and is a proud Shareholder of the Firm. She is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and is excited to train clients in the efficiencies of QuickBooks. She also partners with our small businesses entrepreneurs, with Business Start-Ups strategies. She assists our clients with the application process to get the proper Tax Identification Numbers for Federal, State and Local governments, as well as registering with the Secretary of State.
Jackie is a graduate of Morehead State University, where she earned a BA in Radio and Television. She recently earned her Masters in Public Accounting from Strayer University. Jacqueline is also an author of. ‘Business Start Up and Maintaining Compliance' A great reference for any small business owner.
Aside from her Business Start-Up and QuickBooks Pro duties, Jackie also performs payroll, bookkeeping, financial statements, and corporate and personal tax returns.
On a personal note, Jackie has been married 35 years and enjoys the country life on a cattle farm in Scott County, Kentucky.
MARGARET S. LEWIS (PEGGY) - Senior Accountant
Peggy joined WR Ramsey and Associates in 1998. Peggy is an Army Veteran and graduated from UK with a BS degree in Accounting and Minor in Agricultural Economics.
Peggy specializes in helping businesses with startup registrations on federal, state and local levels. In addition to assisting businesses obtain required licenses such as Liquor, SNAP, Lottery and more, Peggy prepares individual and business returns, payrolls, and sales tax requirements.
RUTH MITCHELL - Bookkeeper
Ruth Mitchell started with the firm: January 2009 and works to accurately record bookkeeping for our clients. She is very detail oriented and strives to do the best work possible. She received a BS in Accounting from UK.
Ruth lives in Versailles with her husband Gary. She enjoys fishing, gardening, dancing and music. She is involved in small groups at her church, and is a member of New Horizons Band in Lexington.
LAUREN SCHLAGEL - Marketing Director and Accountant
Lauren joined WR Ramsey & Associates in the fall of 2015, bringing with her several years of private bookkeeping and payroll experience.
Lauren was raised in a missionary family on the island of Hispaniola. She came to the U.S. to attend Berea College, where she earned her B.A. in Chemistry. She now resides in Clark county where she spends her time with her family and church community.
MATT SISK - Bookkeeping and Payroll Support
Born and raised in Lexington, KY, Matt is our newest team member, having joined the firm in the summer of 2018.
NANCY BAUGHN - Client Relations
Nancy joined the team at WR Ramsey January, 2020. As a Client Relations staff member, she oversees the front reception area by answering incoming calls, making appointments for our clients and assisting with other duties. Her goal is to ensure our clients receive a positive experience with their business needs and are given top priority. She is the first face you will see when you walk in the door, welcoming everyone with her friendly smile.
Nancy attended the University of Kentucky and has over 20 years of experience in the Health Information Management field. She has 3 grown children and currently lives in Lexington with her husband and one cat.
INTERNS & SEASONAL STAFF
From time to time, you may see or interact with one of our interns or seasonal staff members. They play important roles in the fluctuating deadlines of the accounting world, keeping our office organized, and assisting our clients as needed. We always hate to see them go. Everyone becomes part of the family in their time at WR Ramsey & Associates!
WR Ramsey & Associates Inc. | 3201 Summit Square Place, Ste 100, Lexington, KY 40509 | Phone: (859) 268-0765 | Fax: (859) 269-0608 | firstname.lastname@example.org