Kelly O’Farrell is our newest CVA!

Kelly O’Farrell has earned her Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification! She joined CDS in 2015 as a Manager. Prior to CDS, she worked in public accounting for fourteen years and commercial lending for three 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 for profit, non-profit, and retirement plan auditing and consulting, business consulting, business valuations, and tax planning and preparation. Kelly specializes in the manufacturing, construction and petroleum industries.


Kelly is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). She is on the Steering Committee of Empower: Women United and Finance Committee of the United Way of West Central Minnesota. She is a 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 The United Way of West Central Minnesota and Junior Achievement. She is also an Ambassador of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.