Honkamp’s Thomas takes on CEO post


DUBUQUE, Iowa — Honkamp, P.C. has announced that Katie Thomas, the company’s president, has now been appointed as president and CEO. 

Ms. Thomas, who joined the CPA firm in 2004, succeeds former CEO Greg Burbach, the company said in a news release. 

In her 18 years at Honkamp, Ms. Thomas quickly rose through leadership positions, becoming one of the youngest partners at the firm at the age of 29. In February 2020, she was named president.

“It is a privilege to lead this exceptional organization and to build on Greg’s legacy,” Ms. Thomas said in the release. “I look forward to continuing serving clients, growing the firm and working alongside a spirited team of leaders.”

At Honkamp, which includes operations in the Quad Cities, Ms. Thomas assists business and individuals with tax planning and preparation, financial planning, financial statement preparation, and business and management advising. In addition, she will focus on growing the firm, developing employees, and delivering solutions to enrich the lives of Honkamp employees, clients and communities, the release said.


Mr. Burbach, who going forward will serve as chairman of the board, added: “It has been an honor to be a part of the Honkamp family for over 40 years and I want to express my gratitude to the extremely dedicated employees, as well as our incredibly talented management team. The future holds great opportunities for this organization.” 

Headquartered in Dubuque, Honkamp, P.C. is a Top 10 Midwest CPA and business advisory group with clients ranging from privately held organizations to individuals and nonprofits. It specializes in various industries including construction and real estate, dental practices, franchises, healthcare, and manufacturing and distribution. In addition to Dubuque, Honkamp has Iowa locations in Waukee, Hiawatha, Davenport and Cedar Falls as well as in Geneseo, Illinois, and Wisconsin offices in Madison, Platteville and Oshkosh.

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