Wiltshire Whitley Richardson & English, P.A.
Certified Public Accountants
Steven R. Whitley, CPA
Phone : 239-334-9191 ext. 2102
Rusty is a founding member of Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English, P.A., a full-service accounting firm offering a comprehensive range of business and personal accounting services. He is a shareholder, member of the company’s board of directors and partner in charge of tax services.
Raised in Winter Haven, Rusty joined the team of Taylor, Edenfield, Gilliam & Wiltshire, Southwest Florida’s largest accounting firm, in 1975. Following the company’s acquisition by Coopers & Lybrand, recognized as one of the world’s “Big 8” accounting firms, he became the partner in charge of tax services for Southwest Florida operations. In 1989, he and three colleagues founded WWRE.
Rusty is a former Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) with the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He has been a seminar leader for accounting professionals and is WWRE’s continuing education coordinator.
He is a Southwest Florida Community Foundation trustee; president and program chair of Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida; and treasurer of Classic Basketball, Inc., organizer of the annual City of Palms Classic. Rusty is a former member of the Diocesan Council and finance committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida. He also has served as director and president of the Uncommon Friends Foundation; chairman of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation; and president of the Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly and Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council. He began his scouting volunteer service as troop leader when his sons were Cub Scouts.
Rusty was named Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Southwest Florida Council of Boy Scouts in 2005 and was named an Honorary Lifetime member of the Uncommon Friends Foundation in 2007.
• Stetson University: bachelor’s degree in business administration
• Member: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants