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October 31, 2016 1 min read

Southfield, Mich. — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and business advisory firms, is pleased to announce that Partner Mike Swartz has been elected chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.

In his term as chair, Swartz will lead the board in certification, licensure and regulation of certified public accountants and public accounting firms. Swartz was appointed to the board in 2010, as Plante Moran Partner Beth Bialy completed the second of two 4-year terms.

“It’s an honor to be elected to this position, and I appreciate the opportunity to further support the accounting profession,” said Swartz. “I’ve enjoyed serving on the Michigan State Board of Accountancy throughout the last six years and look forward to the additional perspective I can provide as chair.”

Swartz leads Plante Moran’s Governmental Accounting Professionals industry group, which serves the everyday accounting needs of municipal and school district clients as well as special accounting needs required in troubled and turnaround situations. Earlier in in his nearly 40-year career with Plante Moran, Swartz led the firm’s Real Estate Practice and also served as managing partner of its Ann Arbor office.

Swartz is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Swartz resides in Brighton.

About Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. 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. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

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