219 N. Central St.
Gilman, IL 60938
(815) 265-4960

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Ernest G. Potter, CPA

          Ernie is in charge of the outside accounting work of the firm, including compilations and reviews, and assists in the preparation of income tax returns for clients.  He is a graduate of Eureka College and has done additional studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

          In 1977, Ernie was instrumental in organizing the Illinois CPA’s Agribusiness Committee, which he served as founding chairman and as a member for 25 years.  Besides the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Ernie has been an active member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) and Grain and Feed Association of Illinois (GFAI), where he has served in a number of leadership capacities.  He was awarded the ICPSA’s 2001 Public Service Award and received the Silver Bowl Award from NSAC in 2004.

          Since 1967, Ernie has worked with family owned business to multi-national corporations, not only in the grain industry, but in construction, retail, farming, and not-for-profit organizations.  He has assisted families with succession and estate planning and served as an instructor in grain inventory observations and valuation for 25 years throughout the Midwest.  He presently serves on several Boards, including his alma mater – Eureka College.

          Ernie has been married to Barb since 1965.  They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  Barb is a retired high school special education teacher.

Gloria Reitz

          Gloria serves as office manager for the firm and is in charge of payroll tax preparations, office management and cash flow.  She has been with the firm since 1980.

          Gloria has been married to Don since 1963 and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  Don is a retired farmer, having raised purebred Hampshire hogs for many years.