Firm Executives

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Lane Keeter, CPA

Partner: Tax Consulting, Estate Planning, and Heber Springs Managing Partner

"I believe my client's business (whether commercial or personal) is my business, and as such, I make it a point to be personally invested in my clients and their best interests. The question I most ask myself is if it was me, what would I do?" That question drives me!"

In Heber Springs, our firm has deep roots in the community. The faces and names of the partners, staff and the firm itself have changed over the years, but an unwavering commitment to the highest quality service and work product has not. Our focus has always been to make an investment personally and professionally in our client relationships and to be a partner with them in their lives and in business. We look forward to successfully continuing that focus, while offering and delivering exciting new products and services that no one else in our market is able to provide.

Lane is the Managing Partner of the Heber Springs office and a member of the firm's management committee. The primary area of practice for Lane is providing tax return preparation, planning, and consulting services for individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts. Lane joined EGP PLLC after four years as a partner in Halla, Marlowe, Coutant & Keeter of Dallas and eight years as a member of Kinnard, Keeter & Company, PLC of Heber Springs ( formerly Hulsey, Kinnard, & Keeter PLC ), which merged with EGP PLLC in 2004. Prior to that, Lane was associated with the international tax and accounting firm of Ernst & Young where he attained the position of Senior Manager and served in the firm's tax department in Little Rock. He has also worked in the National Tax Office in New York City. Lane graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1983 and received the University's Alumni Senior Honor Citation, an award given to the University's top graduate. He also received the College of Business Administration's First-Ranked Senior Scholar Award, an Outstanding Senior Accounting Award, and was named a University Presidential Scholar. Lane has authored and co-authored a number of business and tax publications and has published several articles in professional trade journals. He currently authors a weekly column, "Profit From It," published by The Sun-Times and Batesville Daily Guard newspapers.

What I Do Best

  • Investing personally in client relationships and issues as I would within my own family
  • Bringing solutions to client "pain points" and opening opportunity windows
  • Coaching and encouraging each client's "team" of EGP professionals in order to bring our best to the field of play

Community Involvement

  • The Sound of Hope: Founding Board Member
  • Re|Engage Marriage Ministries: Director
  • Chrisrian Health Center of Cleburne County: Former Board Member
  • Cleburne County Community Foundation: Former Board Member
  • Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce: Former Board Member