Roger joined the firm full time in 1958 after graduation from Kansas State University. The firm was founded by Dale S. Van Valkenburgh in 1946. Through the years, Roger provided a strong leadership foundation from which the firm has grown and succeeded. Roger is managing partner and works with clients in general taxation, business management services and planning, estate tax planning and financial planning. He is a member of the National Society of Accountants and the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, of which he served as president in 1973. Roger has a long history of giving back to the Manhattan and K-State community. His many areas of service include the Manhattan Airport Advisory Board, the Kansas Wildscape Foundation Board of Directors, Meadowlark Hills Foundation, and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member and past chair of the board of directors for KS StateBank, a trustee of The Master Teacher Institute for the Arts, and member of the K-State Endowment Association. Roger has served on the Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund Board, the K-State Intercollegiate Council, and he and his wife, Connie, are members of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the K-State President's Club and the Land Grant Legacy Society. Roger serves as a Trustee for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. In 2007, Roger was awarded the prestigious Manhattan Legacy Award by the Meadowlark Hills Foundation. Roger was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2001. Outside of his work at SGA, he and his wife, Connie, have farming and ranching operations in Kansas and Nebraska. He is also a Pizza Hut franchise owner in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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