Mr. Steven W. Pickering, CPA was born, raised and educated in Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a BS in accounting, and is a licensed Certified public Accountant. His 32 year career in public accounting and industry has concentrated experience in manufacturing, business startups, business advisory services, and financial audit services.
Steve is retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Master Sergeant with over 24 years of service and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. While serving in the Gulf he was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal in addition to numerous other awards in his military career.
Steve is a long time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America serving in numerous unit and council positions, and is a Silver Beaver recipient. He is a former board member and coach of the Osterland Dixie Youth Baseball League. He and his wife Gail have two sons, Steven Jr., 31 and Brett, 20. Steve is active in his local church as a Disciple Bible Study Leader, a member of the drama team, a Vacation Bible School leader, finance committee and Administrative Board member.
Steve will bring dedicated, enthusiastic, directed leadership to the CFO’s job. His team of caring and motivated professionals will insure a system of accountability, reporting and control to the assets of the Foundation that our donors have so generously given. Our mission is to employ these gifts to the greatest good for the benefit of the American Veteran.