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Budd is a Plante Moran partner specializing in new business development. In this role, Budd is responsible for developing new client opportunities for all practice areas of the firm. He is well regarded by the clients he has brought to the firm because of the time he takes getting to know a prospect’s business, understanding their needs, and matching them with the appropriate Plante Moran resources. 

Budd is one of the firm's marketing mentors and works exclusively with entry-level audit and tax staff on all aspects of business networking and relationship building. He has a B.S. in accounting from Illinois State University.