Name: Kevin Mahoney
Current Work Experience: President & General Manager La Crosse Scale & Systems, LLC
Past Work Experience: 2007 to 2011 Financial Advisor, FIM Group; 1997 to 2007 Financial Advisor, Merchants Financial Group; 1987 to 1997 CFO, Winona Knitting Mills; 1978 to 1987 Audit Manager, McGladrey Pullen, CPA's; 1976 to 1978 Staff Accountant, Hawkins, Ash & Baptie, CPA's
Advice for current students in the CBA that might help them prepare for the future: Take advantage of any non classroom opportunities that come your way, this could be internships, volunteering or campus life activities. What ever you get involved in, approach it with enthusiasm and have fun!!
Advice for soon to be CBA graduates that might help them in the
future: 1) Recognize that learning is a lifelong activity. The time you have spent at UW-L is only the beginning. 2) If you find yourself in a job you do not enjoy, find another job. Most of you will spend more time at your job than any other activity. Make sure you enjoy it.
Greatest memory while attending UW-L: I was a member of the cross country& track teams. Team mates and coaches have both become lifelong friends
How the CBA helped me succeed: I was among the first accounting majors to graduate from UW-L's CBA. A majority of accounting majors graduating at the same time passed the CPA exam on their first attempt. Virtually all of us passed by the second sitting. Despite being a relatively new program with little history, tradition or reputation, I think this shows the quality of education we received at UW-L.