I am a partner at Plante Moran. Most recently, I was part of Plante Moran’s management team, serving as chief risk officer and group managing partner of our tax practice.
I’ve always had a knack for numbers, an interest in business, and a passion for helping people — so when my college professor introduced me to the accounting profession, I knew it was a natural fit. I joined the firm after graduating from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and working for a large worldwide automotive parts supplier and never looked back.
Prior to my role on our management team, I led the firm’s government practice, which now serves more than 500 governmental organizations across the United States. Throughout my 35-year career with the firm, I’ve been in charge of various corporate audits, reviews, and compilations; completed countless consulting engagements; managed IRS audits on behalf of corporations and individuals; served as an expert witness; and assisted with merger and acquisition transactions.
I have a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and received the William A. Paton Award for the highest grade on the CPA exam in the state of Michigan. I’m also passionate about supporting the accounting profession, having served on the MICPA’s Legislative Committee and chairing its Political Action Committee. In addition, I’ve served on the Governing Council of the AICPA.
When I’m not working, I enjoy a number of outdoor activities.