SJHL Announces New Managing Partner

Feb 5, 2014

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce Chet Buchman, CPA, CVA, CEPA as the firm's new managing partner as of January 1, 2014. He is taking over this responsibility from Kyle Hawk, CPA, CMAP who has been the firm's managing partner for 16 years and will remain a partner at SJHL.

According to Hawk, "every firm needs to develop new ideas and directions and Chet is the perfect individual to lead our firm for the next decade or more. He brings fresh ideas that will serve our firm well. I couldn't be more excited for our firm, our staff, and especially our clients, to pass the torch to someone with Chet's abilities and skill sets."

Buchman has been with the firm since 2006 and became partner in 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from McPherson College and his Masters Degree of Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. Buchman's experience and credentials gives him the tools needed to not only serve his clients, but the firm.

"Thanks to Kyle's leadership the last 16 years, our firm has experienced unprecedented growth," said Buchman. "With his guidance, the firm has increased it's footprint into new areas of expertise and geographic regions. I intend to learn from Kyle's experience and seek his advice as we move the firm forward."

Buchman is a member and past board member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Central Kansas Chapter of KSCPA. He is a member of the McPherson High School Business Advisory Council and past president of the McPherson College Alumni Board. He also serves on the Church Council for Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson and school council for St. Joseph Catholic School in McPherson.

Learn more about Chet at He can be reached at