Division Managers

Our Division Managers oversee the day-to-day bookkeeping and tax planning function for their clients. Each of our members is assigned to a division to enable us to provide quality, efficient and personalized service for their funeral home.

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Dawn KRUENEGEL
Tax Manager CPA

Dawn Kruenegel, CPA - over 30 years’ experience in public accounting and auditing focusing on the small business sector.  She holds a BA degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

 

 

 

   

 

 

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Denis BEAL, EA

Denis joined the Federated team in 1977 and offers over 35 years specializing in accounting and bookkeeping for the funeral profession.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Accountancy and has been an Enrolled Agent, able to practice before the Internal Revenue Service since 1984.

 

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 Kevin CODEMO, EA

Kevin began his career at Federated over 25 years ago as an intern and worked his way up to his current position as a Division Manager.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois, Springfield.  He is an Enrolled Agent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Gale SADDLER, CPA

Gale has been with Federated since 2013 and is a knowledgeable accounting professional with over 20 years of experience.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from University of South Florida.  Gale also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University.

 

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Janell ENTWISTLE, EA

Janell Entwistle joined Federated Funeral Directors of America in 1993 and she provides 20+ years of experience working with funeral homes preparing financial statements as well as personal and business tax returns.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Illinois State University, became an Enrolled Agent in 2006 and has been a Division Manager since 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Pam HOUCHIN, EA

Pam has been with Federated for over 25 years and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working within multiple divisions in a variety of different job functions.  She has been a Division Manager since 2002 and has been an Enrolled Agent since 1997.

 

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 Andy JOHNSON, EA

Andy started his career at Federated in 1984 and has been working in the accounting and tax department for more than 30 years.  He holds an Associate's Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Gem City College and is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the IRS, since 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Linda JUDD, EA

Linda has over 30 years of experience serving clients at Federated.  She has served in many capacities including accounting clerk, accountant, account supervisor, assisting in the set-up department, overseeing the training division and the payroll division, and as a Division Manager.    She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and is an Enrolled Agent. 

 

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  Shawna MOORE, EA

Shawna has been with Federated since 2001 and has functioned in many capacities including clerk, accountant, supervisor and assisting in the set-up department.  She became a Division Manager in 2011 encompassing Federated’s specialized cemetery division as well as funeral home and specialty accounts.   Shawna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Illinois, Springfield and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Accounting.  She has been an Enrolled Agent since 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stan HESTER, CPA

Stan has been with been with Federated since 2014, bringing with him a great deal of knowledge from over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

 

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 Penny YEMM

Penny has been employed with Federated for over 20 years.  She began her career with Federated in the accounting department, moved on to work in the set-up department and then on to an Accountant Supervisor.  In 2015, Penny was promoted to Division Manager.  Penny places a strong emphasis on teamwork and customer satisfaction and she plans to continue her education.