Kellie Ray Goines

My twin sister, who is also a partner at Plante Moran, and I are lifelong Detroit Tigers fans. We were at Comerica Park when Armando Galarraga pitched a near-perfect game, but the first-base umpire infamously robbed him of perfection. The emotion of that moment is why I love the game.

Kellie Ray
Partner, CPA


As national leader of the firm's not-for-profit practice, I oversee our team of professionals dedicated to serving mission-based organizations and am responsible for ensuring each of our not-for-profit clients receive the world class audit, tax, and consulting services they deserve. Leaders of behavioral health and social service organizations, religious, arts and cultural institutes, and private foundations appreciate the fact that I speak their language and understand their missions. I always admire our clients individual passions and tireless dedication. Being able to help our clients increase the time and impact they have on their communities and constituents is something I find extremely moving and rewarding.

My greatest accomplishment at the firm is witnessing the success and development of my teams. Nothing makes me prouder than seeing their excitement as they experience success, whether it be through attaining a promotion, helping clients resolve challenging issues, or completing stretch assignments. I love sharing the enthusiasm we have for serving our mission-based clients. I serve as a partner mentor within our Women in Leadership program, the firm’s initiative for attracting, developing, and advancing women leaders across all areas and levels of the firm.

I belong to the AICPA and MICPA, and I serve as the chair of the board of directors of Covenant House Michigan. I speak frequently at conferences and seminars about technical issues, board governance, and leadership development. In addition, I am often asked to speak with clients and their boards on topics such as design and implementation of internal controls, financial reporting matters, and changes in accounting standards. I have a B.B.A. and a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

I spend the majority of my free time with my three children. We enjoy bowling together and playing with our rescue dogs, Dez and Honey. When I can, I love to get away for solo vacations. My favorite solo destinations so far have been London, Barcelona, and Aruba.