Keith Pickerel

Keith Pickerel is a CPA with almost 40 years of extensive State & Local Tax experience. Keith retired from Emerson Electric Co. in January 2023 as a Director, State & Local Taxes, leading a team of tax personnel responsible for Emerson’s compliance and planning for state and local taxes, including corporate income tax, franchise tax, sales and use taxes, and property taxes. Prior to starting at Emerson in 2007, Keith held senior tax management roles at Deloitte Tax LLP and Mallinckrodt Inc.

Keith was introduced to Child Care Aware® of Missouri through a former accounting coworker and soon realized that the mission of the organization closely aligns with his core values. Having four young grandsons, he has personally witnessed the struggles of finding quality child care for them.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Keith is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and a prior member of the Associated Industries of Missouri Tax Committee. In addition, he was previously the Chairman of the State & Local Tax Committee of Tax Executive Institute – St. Louis.