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Derek Bell, CPA - Managing Partner

Derek Bell, MBA, CPA is a Managing Partner of Kendrick Williams Group Inc. which was founded in 2017. Mr. Bell enrolled at the University of Louisville and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. After graduation, he enrolled into Indiana Wesleyan University and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting.

Derek has over 20 years of diverse corporate and public background in financial reporting, regulatory accounting, cash & liquidity management, strategic planning and corporate accounting within the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, restaurant, and energy sectors.

He has served on the Boards of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Greater Louisville Chapter, Alpha Lambda Education Foundation, St. George’s Community Center, Operation Brightside Foundation, and Louisville Urban League Young Professionals.

Derek is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Louisville Center’s Focus Louisville program, and a 2021 graduate of Ignite Louisville program.

He is a current member of the Kentucky Society of CPA’s, (KYCPA), American Institute of CPA’s, (AICPA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). He is also a Lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.