Boomer And Sink Named To KSU Department Of Accounting Hall Of Fame

By Beth Bohn

KSU News Service

Two Manhattan businessmen are the newest members of the department of accountingís Accounting Hall of Fame at Kansas State University.

Gary Boomer and Roger Sink were inducted Sept. 21 at the 23rd annual department of accounting awards banquet, sponsored by K-Stateís chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity.

The Accounting Hall of Fame recognizes K-State accounting alumni who have achieved positions of leadership in the business world and in their communities, and whose accomplishments and character reflect well on Kansas State University, the College of Business Administration and the department of accounting, said Finley Graves, Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting and head of the department of accounting.

"Gary and Roger more than meet all of the criteria for this honor. They serve as role models for students currently in the accounting program and for our young alumni just starting their careers," Graves said.

Boomer, a certified public accountant, is chief executive officer of Boomer Consulting Inc. in Manhattan. The firm created The Technology Leadership Process, a trademarked system to help companies improve profitability and achieve their objectives through reviews, blueprints, team-building and coaching. For the last seven years he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in accounting by the journal, Accounting Today. Boomer consults and speaks internationally on management and technology related topics. He is active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he is currently a member of the instituteís council and is past chairman of the councilís Information Technology Executive Committee. In addition, he is a member of the K-State department of accountingís Advisory Council. Boomer is active with several local service organizations, including serving as president of the Manhattan Solar Kiwanis; treasurer of the Manhattan Country Club; a member of Leadership Kansas; joint founder of the Future Manhattan Program; chairman of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; member of the KSU Presidentís Club; and a fund-raiser for the United Way. Boomer earned his bachelorís degree in accounting in 1967 and his masterís in accounting in 1969, both from K-State.

Sink is a public accountant and partner of Sink, Gillmore & Gordon, the largest accounting firm in the Manhattan area. The firm serves a broad cross section of clients. It also sponsors the Professional Tax Institute, which offers up to 30 continuing professional education seminars in the eastern half of the United States each year. Sink also is a successful entrepreneur and owns Pizza Hut franchises in North Carolina and South Carolina, and a Red, Hot & Blue franchise in Georgia. In addition, he has farming operations in Kansas and Nebraska and has a ranching operation near Manhattan. A past president of the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, Sink also served as a director of the National Society of Public Accountants. His community service includes serving as board chairman of Kansas State Bank; a member of the boards of the Kansas State University Endowment Association, the Manhattan Airport Advisory Board, the Master Teacher Institute for the Arts, the Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund, the K-State Intercollegiate Athletic Council and the College of Business Advisory Council; and is a former chairman of the boards of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and St. Maryís Hospital. Sink earned his bachelorís degree in accounting from K-State in 1958.