Firm Profile

Arnold Rue, now deceased, founded the Firm in 1946. Jack Hutchison, also deceased, joined Mr Rue in 1959. Other partners have been admitted at various times throughout the years. The current five partners are John H DeGregori, Peter G Gormsen, Bill D Ringer, Katherine R Williams & Deborah A Morris.


John H DeGregori: He merged with the Firm in 1974 after the death of his partner David Stagnaro. He specializes in estate planning, working with survivors to help with the transition of business and personal assets. He also provides a full range of tax & financial services. He is a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


Peter G Gormsen: He was admitted as a partner in 1976. He is the designated partner in charge of the Firm's quality control. He also provides a full range of tax & financial services. He is a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


Bill D Ringer: He was admitted as a partner in 1979. His expertise is in tax with a heavy individual income tax practice. He also has strong expertise in estate planning both pre- and post-death. Bill holds a Juris Doctorate from Humphreys College and is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


Katherine R Williams: She was admitted as a partner in 2007. Kathy has been with the Firm since 1977 and as well as being a CPA has a Masters in Taxation and a Juris Doctorate from Humphreys College. She is a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


The professional staff also includes:


Gabrielle Hartzler: She holds a BS degree in Business Administration. She is licensed in both the States of Mississippi and California and is a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


Olivia Wang: Olivia has earned a Masters in Economics. She became Certified in 2003 and joined the Firm in 2005. She is a member of both the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.


Support Staff: As with any organization, support staff is a vital part of the Firm's success. Therefore, a wide variety of support staff is available to assist our clientele.


We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.