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2010 40 Under 40: Beau Barrett

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At Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller CPAs PC, Beau Barrett has a pretty full schedule.

His duties include supplying valuation and retirement services for clients, serving on the public accounting firm’s management team, leading the company’s retirement plan committee and developing other staff members.

“I am able to mentor our younger staff as they migrate and grow in their careers, as well as assist my peers as they deal with the challenges that face our firm,” says Barrett, who in addition to being a certified public accountant, also is a certified valuation analyst and a qualified 401(k) administrator. He also works as an investment adviser for Genworth Financial Securities Corp. and holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Barrett is equally busy volunteering in the community, including leadership roles with the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and The Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation.

He is a member of the board of trustees for Springfield’s Police-Fire Pension Fund, which has faced funding challenges for the last several years, and he is a member of Leadership Springfield 
Class XXII.

Organizations that previously have benefited from his volunteer expertise include the Parenting Life Skills Center, Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore Steering Committee and United Way of the Ozarks.

A husband and father of four, Barrett says he is most proud of forging a balance between his work, volunteer service and family life.  

“As a lifelong Springfield resident, I believe it is vital for every citizen to participate in the growth of our community,” Barrett says. “I have found a key component of this idea is to surround myself with partners that share the same high standards.”

Barrett says his friends, his employer and his family form what he calls a “web of excellence” that has helped him find success in every area of his life.

“I strive to embody the spirit of leadership and partnership that our community both needs and desires,” Barrett says. “I feel I have influenced various civic and charitable organizations through productive board service, fundraising projects and serving in leadership 
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