At R&A, we have always pushed to build the best team of people to serve you. Our extensive amount of experience and knowledge in Accounting, Management, Tax, Transition and Legal all under one roof, gives us the ability to stand out among our competition. As well as continue to grow and become better as a group.
Founder & CEO, Attorney at Law
Since Frank grew up in a funeral home, his funeral service career spans nearly 60 years starting with washing cars and writing mass and memorial cards. After attending Wharton for a few years, he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1973. When he made his decision to further his education, he graduated from Edgecliff College (now a part of Xavier University), as the first graduate with a B.S. in Mortuary Science once CCMS and Edgecliff formed an alliance.
In 1983, he graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. He served four and one half years on active duty as an Air Force JAG Officer and two and one half years in the Ohio National Guard. In addition to owning his own consulting business and his law practice, Frank is also the Chairman of the Board at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Frank and his wife, Liz, were and still are high school sweethearts nearing their 48th anniversary. They have three children – Frank, a superintendent in the construction field, is married to Ann, who has the double-pleasure of working for Frank and being his daughter-in-law; Stephanie, a stay-at-home mom, and her husband Roho live in Illinois; Kurt and his wife, April. Kurt has built a successful career in the funeral industry specializing in preneed. Each of Frank and Liz’s children have blessed them with two grandchildren, and they will soon be great grandparents. Frank and Liz love to travel and spoil their grandchildren.
Accounting & Tax Manager, Enrolled Agent
Ann Rosenacker has been working at Rosenacker & Associates for over twenty three years. She attended the University of Cincinnati and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. Ann had also obtained her preneed insurance license and worked part-time in preneed sales until later devoting 100% (and then some) of her time to R&A.
Ann is married to Frank’s son, Frank. They have been married for twenty seven years and have two grown children, Frank and Madison. Madison is married to Jake Witsken and they are expecting their first child, Ann’s first grandchild. Ann is a crazy dog lady and enjoys walking her three dogs every day.
Attorney at Law
Sue Gilkey has been a licensed attorney since 2000, returning to law school after a career as a social worker within the court system. Her practice is concentrated in succession/estate planning, business organization, transaction work and probate.
After twenty-plus years of marriage, John, her husband, and Sue are happily living the life of “empty-nesters” with both their children having graduated from college and on their own.
If you’re a client, vendor, or employee of R&A, – or have been since the company began in 1993 – you’ve most definitely come in contact with Sherry Dirr. After receiving her Associate degree in Computer Science and working in that field for eight years, she decided to stay at home to raise her family. A phone call from a high school friend (Frank Rosenacker) brought her back into the workforce.
From payroll manager to de facto in-house technology guru, handling all accounting functions for Rosenacker & Associates, Ltd. and Frank B. Rosenacker Co., LPA to overseeing day-to-day as office manager, Sherry has been with the company since the beginning, and has loved witnessing the hard work and dedication leading to its growth through the years. Though many things have changed during her tenure, one thing certainly has not: the firm’s commitment to people. – both clients and employees – and she couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it.
In her spare time, Sherry enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry, their two daughters and sons-in-law, and spoiling her six – very active! – grandchildren. When not at the office, you’ll likely find her on the golf course with friends and family, or competing in leagues at the club, hitting enough good shots to keep her coming back for more!
Executive Administrative Assistant
Sally Schmidlin joined Rosenacker & Associates almost twenty six years ago. She is Frank Rosenacker’s direct assistant and mostly just “answers the phones”.
Sally has been married forty one years to her high school sweetheart, Mark. Together, they have three children and she loves being a Nana to their seven grandchildren. On her off days, she enjoys golfing, traveling and boating.
Lorrie Hodge has been working at Rosenacker & Associates since April of 2004. She attended the University of Cincinnati and has been instrumental in our forensic accounting projects.
Lorrie has been married to her husband, Bruce, for over twenty five years and they have three grown daughters together, Hayley, Lexie and Brenna.
Account Executive, CPA
Kay Hickey graduated from Miami University with degrees in Finance and Accountancy. After graduation, she worked as a tax consultant (both local and state tax as well as international tax) at Ernst & Young for twelve years. Kay now works part-time as an Account Executive at R&A.
Kay is married to her husband, Brian, and they have two sons, Connor and Keegan, as well as a dog named Cooper. They love to get away as much as possible to spend time at the beach with their friends and family.
Kim DeLaet started working for Rosenacker & Associates twelve years ago. She has been married to her husband, Jeff, for thirty one years and they have two grown children.
Kim loves to travel and does so a lot, just ask Frank. Her daughter and son-in-law are expecting twins and she can’t wait to become a grandparent.
Mary Halusek started working at Rosenacker & Associates ten years ago. She has had the same clients from the beginning and has really enjoyed working with them and watching them grow.
Mary has been married to her husband, Bill, for fifty seven years. She is blessed with three sons, eight wonderful grandchildren and two adorable great-grandchildren.
Sue Newland has been working for Rosenacker & Associates as an Account Executive for eight years. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting. Prior to working here, she worked for Ernst & Young for eleven years as a licensed CPA in the Advisory and Assurance Department.
Sue has been married to her husband, Derron, for twenty five years and they have three children.
Kim Argentiero started at Rosenacker & Associates in November 2012 as an account executive. She attended the University of Cincinnati and has nearly thirty years of experience in accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Kim is married and has two grown children, Steven and Jennifer. Keeping up with her daily tasks for her clients is something that she really enjoys.
Account Executive/Marketing Director
Jake Witsken graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurial Studies. Jake has been with R&A part-time throughout college since 2014, and most recently became full-time in 2018.
Jake is married to Madison, the daughter of Ann, and the granddaughter of Frank. He is expecting his first child in late September. Jake really enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as traveling and spending time outside with his two golden retrievers named Nala and Riggins.
Jenny Tapke joined Rosenacker and Associates in April of 2015. Jenny currently assists Sue Gilkey with Estate Planning and Probate as well as answering phones, greeting clients and other various administrative duties. She is also a licensed Notary Public.
Jenny will be attending Cincinnati State in the fall of 2019 pursuing an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. She is married to her husband, Kevin, and they have two boys. Jacob attends the University of Tennessee (Go Vols…Rocky Top!) and their other son, Kyle, is in high school.
Robin Jacobs began working at Rosenacker & Associates as a payroll specialist in 2015, after eleven years as a freelance graphic designer and a stay-at-home mom. She has an Associates Degree in Applied Science from the University of Cincinnati.
Robin and her husband, Brian, have been married for eighteen years and have two children together. Rowing, bowling, volleyball and school activities with their kids keep them busy.
Account Executive, Payroll Specialist
Karin Koewler began working for Rosenacker & Associates in June of 2016, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. She is currently an Account Executive and also processes payroll for several of our clients.
Karin has been married to her husband for twenty four years and they have three children together. Outside of work she enjoys golfing, and watching her kids’ sporting events.
Annette Hungler is a a repeat hire at Rosenacker & Associates. She is happy to be back working as an Administrative Assistant and general “helper to whoever needs assistance.” She has over 35 years experience in the workplace across the Consumer Products, Health Care and Legal Industries.
She is married to Tony, they have three daughters, two grandchildren and four “granimals.”
Paige Redden joined Rosenacker & Associates in 2018 as an Account Executive. She graduated with honors from Bellarmine University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 2016 and a Masters of Business administration in 2017. Paige’s goal is to further her education to grow with Rosenacker and Associates for years to come.
Paige enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, concerts and trying new restaurants. Paige’s favorite way to spend her time is with her friends and family and her two dogs, Tucker and Cameron.