Background

Bob Mesher has a long and distinguished career in the accounting profession. He started his career in 1960 with the local accounting firm of RH Hatfield Co. In 1962 he started his own CPA firm, and at the same time became an accounting instructor at Portland State University. In 1965 he merged his small firm into the firm of Blauer & Geffen, and became a partner in the firm of Blauer, Geffen & Mesher. Bob practiced with that firm until its merger with the national firm of Laventhol & Horwath in 1970, and remained a shareholder in our firm when the single-office firm of Geffen Mesher was formed in 1990. He is now semi-retired and Of Counsel.

Always one to roll up his sleeves and get to work, Bob’s hallmark has been providing superior service defined by quick response and professionalism. His specializations include strategic business planning, tax planning, and compliance, as well as accounting and auditing for companies in various industries.

Bob has always been involved in the community and has built strong relationships that have lasted generations.

Bob is an avid golfer and reader and likes collecting and enjoying wines from various regions.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

University of Oregon Accounting Circle, Advisor to Accounting Department
University of Oregon, College of Business, Advisory Council Member
Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, Past President
Temple Beth Israel, Past President
Multnomah Athletic Club, Past Finance, and Budget Committee Member
Boys & Girls Aid Society, Past Finance, and Budget Committee Member
Robison Home for Aged, Past Finance and Budget Committee Member
Emanuel Hospital Foundation, Past Finance and Budget Committee Member

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, University of Oregon, 1958
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon, 1961

SPECIALIZATIONS

Construction and real estate development

Hospitality/food & beverage/hotels

Manufacturing and distribution