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Plante Moran announces four leadership changes

February 1, 2024 Press Release 2 min read
Plante Moran appoints new leaders for its employee benefit plan audit practice as well as its Macomb, Kalamazoo, and Colorado offices.
Group of business professionals meeting in a modern conference room.Southfield, Mich., Feb. 1, 2024 — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firms, has appointed Lindy Beldyga, Dana Coomes, Matthew Kelly and Brad McQueen to new positions effective January 1.

Lindy Beldyga has taken on leadership of Plante Moran’s employee benefit plan audit practice where she now oversees more than 1,500 benefit plans annually, including 11-K financial statements, 403(b) audits, defined contribution and benefit plans, health and welfare plans and multiemployer plans. Beldyga assumes this role from Sue Novak, who is retiring November 30. Prior to her new position, Beldyga served as industry technical leader for the practice.

Dana Coomes has assumed the role of managing partner of Plante Moran’s Macomb office where she’ll focus on developing and growing the firm’s Macomb staff. She’ll also continue serving the firm’s technology, automotive and higher education clients. Coomes succeeds Dave Herrington, who is preparing for retirement on June 30.

Matt Kelly has assumed the role of managing partner of Plante Moran’s Kalamazoo office where he’ll focus on developing and growing the firm’s Kalamazoo staff. He’ll also continue to lead the commercial industry practice within the office. Kelly succeeds Plante Moran Partner, Vicki VanDenBerg, who will retire on June 30.

Brad McQueen has assumed the role of Colorado regional managing partner where he’ll focus on developing and growing Plante Moran staff in the firm’s Broomfield, Denver and Fort Collins offices. He’ll also continue his focus on serving private equity-backed and family-owned companies spanning a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, high-tech, sports and entertainment, biotech and commercial services. McQueen succeeds Plante Moran Partner, Joe Bertsch, who is retiring June 30.

“As Plante Moran celebrates its centennial anniversary, it’s both exciting and inspiring to see another generation of talented leaders carrying on the firm’s commitment to our “We Care” culture and exemplary client service,” said Managing Partner Jim Proppe. “All four of these professionals are strong mentors, career developers and dedicated client servers — I look forward to seeing what they accomplish in their new roles.”

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About Plante Moran 

Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest audit, tax, consulting and wealth management firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial services, service, healthcare, private equity, public sector, real estate, construction and energy. Throughout the firm’s 100 years in business, Plante Moran has grown to a staff of more than 3,800 professionals throughout the United States with international offices in Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; and Monterrey, Mexico. 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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