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Donna Erbs | Anders CPA

Donna M. Erbs

Partner Emeritus
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Specialties
  • Relationship Building
  • Practice Growth
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Community Impact
  • Pipeline
  • Storytelling
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Creating Culture of Opportunity

Professional Profile

As a retired partner and leader of the Strategic Growth team, Donna was instrumental in Anders growth for nearly two decades, including key positions in the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic roadmap. She was a connector who brought together staff, clients and the community to create synergies for the firm. By aligning overall vision with solid growth and service initiatives, she helped create a forward-thinking culture that is respected throughout the accounting and advisory marketplace. After joining Anders in 2004, she raised the firm’s profile locally, regionally and nationally through Best Places to Work, Top Workplaces, Firms to Watch, Best of the Best and other recognitions for innovation, culture and growth. She is proud of her work in the advancement of women at Anders and throughout the greater St. Louis community. Donna is a frequent speaker and panelist for a wide variety of organizations, including a keynote for the Association for Accounting Marketing conference, a panelist for the Rainmaker Companies Nicheworks Conference and she was featured on the Podcast One Question Two Tips.

Joined the firm in 2004

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Marketing, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
  • B.S., Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)
  • Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) Global
    • Strategic Growth
    • Women’s Initiative Special Interest Group Leader and Facilitator
    • Guest Marketer and Presenter at Global Conference in Paris 2017 and Dublin 2012

Community Leadership

  • Rung for Women
    • Board Member
  • Lydia’s House
    • Board Member
  • Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID)
    • Board Member and Marketing Committee Co-Chair (2016-2022)
  • Webster University Walker School of Business
    • Advisory Board Member (2018-2020)
  • Diverse Business Accelerator
    • Member
  • Southwest Illinois Leadership Council (SWIL)
    • Board Member
  • St. Louis Business Journal Mentoring Monday
    • Mentor (2018)
  • American Marketing Association Crystal Awards, Houston
    • Judge (2018)
  • Professional Women’s Alliance
    • President / Board of Directors (2010-2016)
  • Nurses for Newborns
    • Board Member (2011-2017)

Awards

  • Leader of Distinction, YWCA Metro St. Louis (2023)
  • Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business, Small Business Monthly (2022)
  • Women of Influence Award, RISE Collaborative Workspace (2019)
  • On the Edge of Innovation Award, Leading Edge Alliance (2017)
  • Most Influential Business Women, St. Louis Business Journal (2017)
  • Professional Women’s Alliance Voices Award Winner (2015)
  • Marketer of the Year, Association for Accounting Marketing (2012)

Hobbies:

Traveling Abroad | Wine | Shopping

Quote to Live By:

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

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