Walter “Walt” Knepper graduated from SIUE in 1969 with a B.S./B.A degree in accounting. He joined Arthur Andersen LLP straight out of college. That led to a long and distinguished career with over 40 years of experience in tax planning and business advisory services that range from start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses to public companies. Walt is a member of the SIUE Foundation Board of Directors, and a Lifetime member of the SIUE Alumni Association. He also serves as the chairman of the SIUE School of Business Advisory Board.