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Keystone breakfast speaker series addresses tax reform

Jan. 26, 2006

KALAMAZOO--A tax compliance and planning specialist who has been a certified public accountant for 34 years will be the third speaker to talk at Western Michigan University as part of the sixth annual Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Robert L. Jansen, managing principal of Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, will speak at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Room 2150 (Dean's Conference Room) of Schneider Hall on WMU's main campus.

Janson will speak on "Recommendations For Tax Reform From The President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform-And How Did We Get To This Point?"

WMU's Haworth College of Business serves as host for the speaker series, which is sponsored by the Keystone Community Bank. The series, which is free and open to the public but requires reservations, provides regular opportunities for community members, entrepreneurs, business leaders and other guests to learn about and discuss important business issues.

Jansen was with the Ernst & Young LLC CPA firm for 21 years. He spent time in four of the firm's Midwest offices and served 10 years as a tax partner before JVTR was established in 1994. JVTR spun off from E&Y and specializes in providing auditing, accounting, tax compliance and planning, and litigation support services primarily to the not-for-profit community and closely held businesses in several industries.

A friend of the Haworth College of Business, Jansen served for several years on the college's Department of Accountancy Advisory Council as well as supported WMU's accounting program by sponsoring an accounting scholarship for several years. JVTR's staff of 20 includes nine WMU alumni, three of whom number among the firm's five partners.

To make a reservation for the talk, call (269) 387-5050. Parking will be available next to Schneider Hall in the Fetzer Center lot.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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