PricewaterhouseCoopers partner inducted into Accounting Hall of Fame

Dave Ganz (left), assistant professor emeritus of accounting and associate dean emeritus at UMSL, inducts UMSL alumnus Steven O. Swyers into the College of Business Administration's Accounting Hall of Fame Oct. 25 at the college’s Celebrating Our Successes event.

Steven O. Swyers was inducted into the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Business Administration’s Accounting Hall of Fame. Swyers, BSBA 1973, became an inductee during the Oct. 25 Celebrating Our Successes event at Edward Jones in Des Peres, Mo.

Swyers is a CPA and general partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After earning a degree from UMSL, he joined the St. Louis office of Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following a two year stint in the company’s New York Office, he became a partner in 1985, and returned to the St. Louis office.

Dave Ganz, assistant professor emeritus of accounting and associate dean emeritus, becomes the first inductee of the Hall of Fame last year. He presented Swyers with his Accounting Hall of Fame award.

“Steve is truly an individual who epitomizes all we hope for from our alumni,” Ganz said. “His induction into UMSL’s College of Business Administration’s Accounting Hall of Fame is a recognition by our Accounting Advisory Board of Steve’s significant contributions to the profession of accounting, as well as to our campus and the Saint Louis community.”

Swyers is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPA’s. His been part of the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts Council, Junior Achievement, Center of Contemporary Arts,  Arts and Education Council, St. Louis Art Museum Corporate Partnership, SSM Foundation, St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association and St. Louis Regional Business Council

He has served on UMSL’s Chancellor’s Council and currently is a member of UMSL’s Business Campaign Steering Committee. He was recognized by the campus in 1990 as a Distinguished Alumnus and has been a member of the Pierre Laclede Society since 2007.


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