Denny Hoskins is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). He and his family live in Warrensburg where he is an Audit Partner with Taylor, Hoskins & Shaw, CPAs, LLC.
Denny was born in Jefferson City and raised in a small rural town. His father was a Missouri high school math teacher and later a school administrator while his mother was an elementary school librarian. Due to low teacher salaries, both parents would take on second jobs to support their family. His grandparents were farmers, carpenters and a WWII veteran. Through their love and upbringing, they instilled values of hard work, honesty and dedication to community service in Denny.
Throughout high school, Denny was a leader as captain of the basketball team and Student Council President. He lettered in cross-country four years, basketball two years and track four years while earning membership into the National Honor Society. He earned all-state honors as the anchor leg of the 4x800 meter relay his junior year. It was during his time at Missouri Boys' State in 1992 that Denny first experienced the political process and became interested in public service.
Upon graduating from Fatima High School in Westphalia, Missouri in 1993, Denny decided to attend Central Missouri State University on Missouri Boys' State and Regent's scholarships. By his earning a 4.0 GPA his first college semester, he was selected by CMSU as a recipient of a full-ride scholarship for his sophomore year. Denny was very involved in numerous service and fraternal organizations in college including the Accounting Students Association, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He diligently worked his way through college, holding various jobs such as farmhand, sales associate and part-time accountant. Upon graduating Cum Laude with a BSBA in Accounting in May 1998, Denny accepted a job offer as a Staff Auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Kansas City.
While working for Deloitte & Touche, Denny also served in former President Harry Truman's old artillery battery in Independence, MO where he received an honorable discharge in 2000. The Missouri Army National Guard taught Denny the importance of teamwork and gave him a better understanding of the sacrifices our veterans have made for this country. As an auditor for Deloitte & Touch and later McGladrey & Pullen, Denny specialized in auditing banks and financial institutions. He successfully passed the CPA and Ethics exam in 2002 to earn his Certified Public Accountant license from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. In 2004, he also earned his Personal Financial Specialist credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In 2004, Denny and his family decided to move back to Warrensburg. Once back in Johnson County, Denny passed his series 7, series 66 and life/health insurance exams to become a Financial Advisor with Murdock Banner Financial Group (MBFG). Looking to expand his financial planning practice and utilize his prior audit experience, he also became the Audit and Financial Planning Partner with Taylor, Hoskins & Shaw, CPAs, LLC (TH&S) in 2005. He currently maintains CPA offices in Warrensburg and Clinton where he specializes in audits of governmental and not-for-profit entities, in addition to financial planning for individuals and small businesses.
Denny was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2008. He is currently serving his second term after being re-elected in 2010. While serving the constituents of his District, Rep. Hoskins has received several awards for his work on Veterans, Job Creation and Higher Education issues.
Denny holds memberships in the American Institute of CPA's, Missouri Society of CPA's, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Holden Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Brotherhood of Elks and Warrensburg Noon Rotary. He is also a graduate of the Johnson County C.L.I.M.B. and Leadership Missouri programs. Denny has two young children, Cole and Amelia. His favorite hobbies include coaching youth sports, fishing, hunting, traveling, running, golfing, basketball, softball and spending time with his two children. He also successfully ran his first 26.2 mile marathon in October 2007.