Employee Spotlight - Clark D. Kent, CPA, Shareholder
Clark received a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of South Carolina, and is a founding member of Brown & Kent, P.C.
He began his career in Myrtle Beach, SC and returned to Michigan and the Lapeer area in the late 1980s. Clark has been in public accounting for more than 35 years and has served clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, agriculture, trusts, governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations, medical professionals and closely-held businesses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Economic Club of Lapeer and Sunrise Kiwanis – Lapeer. He lives in Lapeer with his wife, Yvette, and has two daughters, Jackie and Elizabeth, and five grandchildren. Outside the office Clark enjoys marathon canoe racing, mountain biking and road cycling.
What university or universities did you attend and what made you choose that university? University of South Carolina – Coastal (now called Coastal Carolina University). I was chasing my girlfriend, who is now my wife….her family had moved from Michigan to South Carolina.
When did you decide to go into the accounting field and why? I did well in my accounting classes in high school and decided to keep at it.
Why did you decide to work in public accounting, rather than private sector? My professors were encouraging that path and I liked the thought of working with varying businesses and not being stuck doing the same thing day after day.
Tell us about an organization that you are a member and why you enjoy being part of that organization or why you picked it? I am a member of the Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Lapeer. I enjoy working with the great members in our club on the common goal of helping children in our community.
Where is your favorite place to travel? Tropical Beaches
Where would you like to vacation that you have not? Some National Parks ….. Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon to name just a few.
What is something about yourself that would surprise us? I can’t dance……not kidding.
What is on your bucket list? An outrigger canoe race called the Moloka’i Hoe. Paddle across the Ka’iwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu.
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