Kelly O’Farrell Joins CDS!

Kelly J. O’Farrell, CPA, recently joined Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP (CDS) as a Manager. Prior to CDS, she worked in public accounting for 14 years and commercial lending for 3 years. She graduated from Mount Marty College in Watertown, SD with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in accounting. Kelly received her CPA certification from the South Dakota Board of Accountancy in 2002. Her focus areas are private business auditing, business consulting and financial statements.

Kelly is on the Board of the United Way of West Central Minnesota and on the Board of The Women’s Community Fund. She is a Finance Committee Member of the United Way of West Central Minnesota, and a Member of Empower: Women in Leadership Steering Committee and Special Events Committee. She is a 2008-2009 graduate of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Perspective Program and a 2015 graduate of the Leadership 20/40 Program. Kelly was the Chair of the Education Matters Committee for the May 2015 referendum vote. Kelly is a previous Board member of Junior Achievement and Ambassador of Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly, and her husband Bradley Pederson, reside in Spicer, MN, and they have three children.