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Plante Moran Partner Named to Michigan Municipal Services Authority by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Southfield, MICH— Plante Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, announces 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."

Wiescinski has broad expertise in information technology and assists Plante Moran’s public and private sector clients in preparing comprehensive long-range technology plans; conducts  needs assessment, sourcing reviews  and selection assignments for school districts, municipalities, manufacturing companies, and other clients; and performs information systems operation and security reviews encompassing evaluation of internal control procedures, adequacy of security, information processing requirements, determination of the adequacy of existing application systems, appropriateness of organizational structure and governance..

Wiescinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Ferris State University and is a Certified Systems Professional. He is a former Board member of Automation Alley and former chapter president and board member of the Society of Information Managers (SIM). Wiescinski serves on the advisory board for Lawrence Technology University’s Doctorate of Management in Information Systems degree, Oakland University advisory board for Master’s program for Business and Healthcare  and Central Michigan University’s advisory board for the Masters in Management Consulting degree.

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.

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