Loni R. Trimble graduated from McKendree College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration while double majoring in accounting and economics/finance. She began her public accounting career with a regional firm in St. Louis after completing three internships with them. Wanting to return closer to home, she took a position with a local firm in Decatur for a short time before working at Clifton Gunderson in Champaign. At all three firms, Loni participated in transitioning the office to paperless environments.
Loni began her career at Kemper CPA Group LLP in January of 2018, returning to public accounting after an 8-year stint in private industry. Loni works extensively with the tax preparation and consultation for individuals and businesses, specializing in industries such as agriculture, restaurants, retail, and real estate. She also provides QuickBooks consulting to clients.
During her time in the Champaign office, Loni participated on the 1040 Standardization Committee, embracing the firmwide initiative by facilitating training for Pfx Scan and CCH Autoflow. She continues to evaluate office-wide procedures and offers suggestions to increase efficiency and capacity for all staff. Loni has been active with recruiting efforts, becoming the point person for the annual internship program. She serves as a mentor to newer staff and encourages professional development at all levels. She also enjoys promoting Kemper services through various marketing avenues.
Loni is very active in her community. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for CU at Home, Champaign’s homeless shelter. Loni is also the Treasurer for her church. She recently joined the Champaign Rotary Club and serves on various committees. Loni is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Champaign Urbana. During her time as an active member, Loni served as Fundraising Chair, raising $100,000 in a single year. She also held the position of Executive Vice President.
Loni resides in White Heath with her husband Patrick, son Will, and daughter Alicia. She is often found on the sidelines of her children’s activities providing vocal encouragement.