KU business alumni named among ‘100 Most Influential People in Accounting’

KU School of Business alumni Diane Yetter and Terry Putney were named in Accounting Today’s 2017 “100 Most Influential People in Accounting” earlier this fall.

The list recognizes innovative leaders within the accounting field, including firm managing partners, state and federal regulators, thought leaders, academics, consultants and grassroots activists.

Diane Yetter

Diane Yetter, who lives in Chicago, is the president and founder of Yetter, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm. She also founded The Sales Tax Institute.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the KU School of Business in 1985, and she received her master’s degree in taxation from DePaul University in 1994.

Yetter is a member and former chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board, and she serves on KU Endowment’s Board of Trustees. She is a life member of the KU Alumni Association, with which she has served as a Hawk to Hawk Mentor.

Terry Putney

“I am honored to be recognized as a leader in my field. I love what I do and am passionate about helping others succeed in their careers — particularly in sales tax,” Yetter said, according to a press release from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Terry Putney is the CEO of Transition Advisors LLC, a company that consults with small- and midrange public accounting firms on mergers and acquisitions and succession planning.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the KU School of Business in 1978 and he currently serves on the business school’s Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Council.