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Debbie Vandeven Promoted to Partner at Brown Smith Wallace


(ST. LOUIS, January 30, 2019) Deborah M. Vandeven, CPA, CVA, formerly a principal in the Tax Services practice, has been promoted to partner at Brown Smith Wallace, effective January 1, 2019. Vandeven will also continue to serve as the leader of the High-Net-Worth Families and Individuals niche for the firm.

As a partner, Vandeven has overall responsibility for the tax planning and consulting services rendered to her individual and business clients. Vandeven has more than 25 years of experience as an accounting professional providing expertise to a wide variety of industry groups, including construction, retail, health care and manufacturing.   

Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Vandeven served as a CPA for Price Waterhouse and The May Department Stores Company, where she served as Director of Taxes for the Fortune 100 corporation. Most recently, she held a leadership position with Barrie Pannett CPA, P.C., from which she brings a depth of expertise in tax planning and compliance issues to provide effective business strategies.

Vandeven earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in accounting from the University of Missouri. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. She is a licensed member of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy and member of the Missouri Society of CPAs. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).  In 2018 she participated in the Brown Smith Wallace Partnership Readiness Program (PRP), which prepares selected principals to become the next generation of firm partners.


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent member firm of Moore Stephens North America—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2019 Vault Accounting Firm rankings and is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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