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Frank Ludgate, CPAPartner


Frank has 40 years of experience serving a wide variety of clients in the nonprofit, manufacturing, distribution and wholesale sectors. In addition to audit responsibilities, he assists clients in a variety of consulting services including financial projections, policies and procedure development, budget development, tax planning, and training of accounting personnel. Frank joined HK in 2016.


Personal services; nonprofit organizations; manufacturing; health care; finance; personal and corporate income taxes; financial projections; and annual business planning

Education & credentials

B.B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA)
Series 65 securities license

Community involvement

Community Health Care, Inc., Past Finance Committee Member
Junior Achievement of the Heartland, Board Member
Iowa Council, Inc. of the Boy Scouts of America, Past Treasurer
Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI), Past Treasurer
Edgerton Women’s Health Center, Past Treasurer
Pleasant Valley High School Athletic Booster Club, Past Treasurer

Family life & hobbies

Frank and his wife, Lori, have two children, Daniel and Marie, and four grandchildren. They have a daughter-in-law, Gretchen, and a son-in-law, Eric. His hobbies include playing golf and pickleball.

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