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Plante & Moran’s Paul Bryant to Receive National Achievement in Public Accounting Award


Bryant Honored by National Association of Black Accountants for Depth of Professional and Community Commitment and Exemplary Leadership


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan — Plante & Moran, PLLC, the nation’s 12 th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announces that Paul Bryant, CPA, partner in the firm’s Southfield, Mich. office, will receive the National Achievement in Public Accounting award from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Bryant will be presented with the award at the NABA’s National Convention in New Orleans on Saturday, June 20.

“Paul Bryant is a consummate professional who has always championed exemplary client service and exceptional leadership throughout his career,” said Bill Hermann, managing partner, Plante & Moran. “Paul has served as a pivotal and impactful member of our team over the years and as a professional resource and coach to many up-and-coming and established professionals at Plante & Moran.”

Paul Bryant joined Plante & Moran in 1993 and was named partner in 2007. Bryant specializes in providing assurance, tax and business consulting services to clients in the manufacturing and distribution, education and not-for-profit industries, and also has extensive experience in A-133 single audit compliance.

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Bryant. “The National Association of Black Accountants continues to promote and develop the professional skills of minorities in the accounting industry and I’m proud to be a part of this organization.”

In addition his longstanding service as a NABA member, Bryant also serves as chair of the Academy of Finance Golightly Vocational Center, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. He resides in Farmington Hills with his wife, Pamela, and their children, Justin and Lauryn.

Established in 1969 to expand the influence of minority professionals in accounting and finance, NABA’s National Achievement in Public Accounting award is one of several national awards meant to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as professionals, and who are individuals of distinction that add value to their organizations and communities. 

About the National Association of Black Accountants

The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA), which represents the interests of more than 100,000 African Americans and minorities in furthering their educational and professional aspirations in the related business fields of accounting, consulting, finance, information technology and tax, is one of the premier professional organizations in the nation. Established in 1969 by nine African-American accountants in New York City, the organization currently boasts more than 200 professional and student chapters across the country. For additional information about NABA, please contact NABA at 301.474.6222 or visit http://www.nabainc.org/.

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