Mark Chamness, CPA

email markchamness@whitneyaccounting.com

Mark graduated from SIU-Carbondale in December of 2008 and has been preparing tax returns and working in the public accounting industry since January of 2009. He passed his CPA exam and became a license Certified Public Accountant in June of 2011. He began his career in St. Louis where he worked for 2 of the top accounting firms in the St Louis area, Brown Smith Wallace LLC and Mueller Prost PC. He has gained experience over the years working with a broad range of clients from a small mom and pop shop to multi-million dollar corporations that bring in over $100 million of gross revenue a year. Mark is a certified QuickBooks Proadvisor as well and can assist clients with any problems or questions related to QuickBooks. He and his wife moved back home to Anna, IL in late 2013 when they were ready to start a family and now have twins that occupy most of their free time. When he gets a chance Mark enjoys getting in a round of golf and watching the St Louis Cardinals.


Nathan Treece, CPA

email nathantreece@whitneyaccounting.com

Nathan graduated from SIU-Carbondale in December of 2010 with his Master’s degree in Accounting. He passed his CPA exam and became a license Certified Public Accountant in September 2017. He began his career in St. Louis where he worked for Deloitte and Touche, an international accounting firm. After gaining valuable experience in St.Louis, Nathan moved back to Illinois where he went to work at the Illinois Department of Employment Security as a tax auditor. Nathan grew up in Jonesboro and went to AJ High School. He and his wife now live in Anna, IL. Nathan is an avid duck hunter and guides for Hybrass Hunting Club with his free time.

Beth Burns

email bethburns@whitneyaccounting.com

Beth graduated from Franklin University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has numerous years of experience working in the accounting industry. Beth also has ran her own business for 7 years so she can take her hands on experience and assist any client with questions about running your own business. Beth is also proficient in QuickBooks and can answer any questions or concerns from our clients. Beth helps prepare income tax returns as well as prepares sales tax returns and runs payroll for several of our clients. Beth has 6 grandkids that she enjoys babysitting and playing with in the yard.


Diane Wright

email dianewright@whitneyaccounting.com

Diane graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor’s degree. She has worked at Whitney Accounting since 2003 and takes care of everything at Whitney Accounting. Diane is an expert in the payroll and sales tax arenas. Diane has 3 kids and 2 grandkids that she absolutely loves getting to spend time with. She has spent the last several years traveling all over the country watching her kids play sports.


Mary Lou Wright

Mary Lou has worked at Whitney Accounting since the 1960s. She has served some of the same clients since day one providing payroll, sales tax and monthly bookkeeping services. Mary Lou cares for a husband when she is not at work and loves following her grandkids as they settle into adulthood and watching her great grandkids grow. She still cooks every Sunday for anyone of her kids, grandkids or great grandkids that can make it.