A Neosho resident and officer in one of Carthage's largest businesses was appointed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to the state board that certifies and regulates public accountants.

A Neosho resident and officer in one of Carthage's largest businesses was appointed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to the state board that certifies and regulates public accountants.
Phillip Slinkard, of Neosho, was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy on Friday, according to a written announcement from Greitens' office.
The appointment still requires confirmation by the Missouri Senate. Terms on the Board of Accountancy are typically five years, although several current members are serving on expired terms.
Slinkard said that was one of the reasons he was interested in getting involved.
“The biggest reason was they needed new people,” Slinkard said. “The previous governor had made it a practice to kind of let some of these appointments go dormant for a while, so to speak, so that's the biggest thing. They had a board that was just tired and so they were trying to get some new people involved.”
Slinkard is the Chief Financial Officer at H.E. Williams, Inc. in Carthage. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Missouri State University. Slinkard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.