Bob McLaughlin is a business and financial professional with over 60 years of experience in accounting, taxes and business consulting. He had his own CPA firm in Rockford IL. He is now semi-retired after his son took over the practice. Prior to owning his own practice, he worked with the firm of BDO Seidman from 1961 to 1980 and was named a partner in 1973. Bob holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of Detroit. He is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society. He has been actively involved in various charitable, community and professional organizations including his Church, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and volunteering in the Pastoral Care Department at one of the major hospitals in Rockford. In addition to serving on the SOIL board, he is currently on the Boards of Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois and Hope for the Haitians Inc. He has been active in many other Rockford organizations serving the poor, the homeless, the youth and the mentally ill. He is an active member in the local Kiwanis Club. Bob was married in 1961 to his wife Mary Lou. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.