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Two Plante Moran Partners Appointed to Influential Posts

Southfield, MICH — Plante Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, announces two Michigan-based partners have been appointed to prestigious board positions in the state. 

Donna Hanson CPA, an assurance partner in the firm’s Auburn Hills office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and will serve through 2013. The MACPA has 18,000 members and is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession in business, education, government and public accounting. The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership for the Association. Ms. Hanson succeeds Paul Bryant, CPA, also a Plante Moran partner, who served on the MACPA board for several years.

 “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Ms. Hanson on accepting the board post. “The MACPA helps set the bar for quality, objectivity, and integrity in our profession, and I’m so proud to be part of the organization.”

Doug Wiescinski, a partner in the Southfield office, was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MSA). Also referred to as a “Virtual City,” the MSA was created to encourage best practices, teamwork, and inter-local cooperation between municipalities and school districts. At Plante Moran, Wiescinski directs the firm's Information Technology Consulting practice.

“I’m excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to strengthening Michigan communities,” said Wiescinski.  

Created by inter-local agreement, the 12-member MSA Authority oversees the development of shared city services between Grand Rapids and Livonia. The agreement allows the communities to collaborate in the delivery of services such as information technology, finance and accounting, payroll processing, and health care pooling.
 
"The Municipal Services Authority will strengthen Michigan communities by accelerating collaboration, cooperation and joint action," Governor Snyder said in a press release. "The Authority will define and implement best practices for inter-local cooperation, help local units of government improve or enhance services, and reduce costs."

About Plante Moran, PLLC
Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services.  Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico and Mumbai, India.  Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

Media Contact:
Barbara Fornasiero
EAFocus Communications
248.651.7536
barbara@eafocus.com

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