Gene Bell is the owner and president of Gene Bell & Associates, Inc, where he practices in the areas of personal and business tax planning and preparation and wealth management services. Gene is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the Internal Revenue Service and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)®. He is an Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) with the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT), an Investment Advisor Representative through H.D. Vest Investment ServicesSM, and is Insurance licensed in the state of Washington and Oregon.
He is a past president and a current member of the Washington Association of Accountants (WAA). Other memberships include the National Society of Accountants (NSA), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). He is also a Mentor in the Field Leaders Program with HD Vest Investment ServicesSM.
Gene is a practiced public speaker. He has presented entertaining, instructional and informative presentations to several professional organizations at both the State and National level and was a semi-finalist in a national keynote speaker contest. He is also an NSA featured speaker at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
Born in Ohio, Gene is a veteran of the US Army; has lived all across the country including Illinois, Florida and Texas. In his free time, Gene enjoys fly-fishing, golf, and spending time with his wife Brenda. Favorite authors include Groucho Marx, Steven Covey and John Maxwell.