Kelly D. Farmer has served as the University of Minnesota’s tax director since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, Kelly was at Arizona State University achieving the title of senior tax manager. He started his career with the former “big eight” firm of Arthur Young & Co and later became a partner in a local CPA firm in Phoenix, AZ. Kelly is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Kelly specializes in higher education and exempt organization tax issues and is an instructor at numerous national seminars each year. He has also represented the higher education sector in hearings with the Internal Revenue Service regarding tax regulatory matters. Kelly served on the NACUBO Tax Council for eleven years through 2007 and as chair of the Tax Council for 2004 – 2005.