R. Lance Cowart Principal, Glenn Burdette Tax & Business Advisors

As a Principal with experience in both public and private accounting, Lance has cultivated a niche in the construction, agriculture and manufacturing industries as well as expertise in Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Employer Stock Option Plans. Lance obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and joined Deloitte & Touche, LLP upon graduation. Prior to joining GBP&B in 1997, his experience included working for a local CPA firm in Visalia, CA and as a CFO in private industry.

Lance is active in several organizations, including Rotary, Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association, Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless and Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Leadership SLO – Class X and a member ofAICPA and the CalCPA.