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Plante & Moran Elects 16 New Partners and One Managing Director to Firm


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan —
Plante & Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has elected 16 new partners and one managing director effective July 1, 2008.

John Bissa leads Plante & Moran’s Web Development Team, providing design, development, and implementation of browser-based software applications.

Jeffrey Dolowy, CPA, provides audit, tax, and consulting services to service-oriented organizations, as well as distributors and K-12 institutions.

Jason Giha, CPA, an audit partner, serves continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and affordable housing entities financed with HUD and low-income housing.

Dennis Graham specializes in transaction advisory services to private equity groups and strategic acquirers as well as strategic and business planning, restructuring, and debt financing services.

Steve Gravenkemper is the leader of Plante & Moran’s Organizational Development & Personnel Assessment practice

Donna Hanson, CPA, specializes in providing audit, tax, and business advisory services for real estate, construction, and education institutions.

Carl Johnson, Jr., CPA, is the Director of Plante & Moran’s Governmental Accounting Services Team and provides permanent and temporary financial assistance to cities, schools, and not-for-profit entities.

Christopher Jones, CPA, provides audit, tax, and business consulting services to clients in manufacturing, trucking and transportation, and local municipalities.

James Manning, CPA, is the tax leader of the firm’s real estate group and has significant experience with syndicating historic, new markets and Brownfield credits, as well as transaction analysis, tax planning, and tax credit analysis.

Michael Monaghan, JD, specializes in the tax aspects of transactions, partnerships, international taxation and structuring, domestic production activities deductions, research tax credits, and emerging tax issues.

Kenley Penner, CPA, specializes in providing assurance and tax services to financial institutions, governmental, healthcare, and commercial clients.

Christian Ritter, CPA, focuses on providing audit, tax, consulting, and attestation services for financial institution clients, including community banks and mortgage companies.

Sarah Shepard, CPA, specializes in providing audit, tax, and business consulting services for construction contractors, home builders, developers, and real estate investors, managers and owners.

Susan A. Shoemaker, CFP®, AIFA®, a retirement plan investment advisor at Plante Moran Financial Advisors, assists plan sponsors in developing best-in-class retirement plans for their participants.

BJ Wolff, CPA/ABV, specializes in providing audit and tax services to clients in the manufacturing and service industries. He also has significant experience in business valuation.

Bob Woolley, CPA, a tax partner, specializes in state and local tax matters, including sales and use tax and income and franchise taxes.

In addition, P&M Corporate Finance, a middle market investment banking firm, has named Matthew Jamison Managing Director. Jamison co-leads P&M Corporate Finance’s Plastic & Packaging Industry Group as well as its Business Services Group.

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