Paul Boehms has been announced as the new executive director of Warner Norcross and Judd, which is based in Grand Rapids. Boehms will work alongside and succeed Bruce Clearing Sky Christensen, who will end his career with Warner in February 2021 after serving nearly 34 years as executive director.
In his new role, Boehms will provide strategic direction and oversight of Warner’s day-to-day operations. He will be co-located in Grand Rapids and Southfield. The firm has more than 230 attorneys practicing in 14 industry groups and 27 specialized practice areas in eight offices across the state.
Some of Boehms responsibilities will include finance, information technology, human resources, business development and marketing, recruiting, pricing, and process improvement. Boehms will also be responsible for cultural cultivation, strategic planning, facilities management, contract negotiations, and other related areas.
“Paul comes to us with truly impressive credentials,” says Douglas A. Dozema, managing partner at Warner Norcross and Judd. “He has more than 20 years of experience in client service, operations, and finance, first with Deloitte and then with Clark Hill. Just as importantly as his technical expertise, Paul understands the value we place on culture and will be a good steward of our culture and our brand. We are so very pleased to have Paul join Warner.”
In his most recent position, Boehms served as business director for two business units at Clark Hill, a law firm in Detroit. There, he founded and led a subsidiary for human resources consulting. Prior to that, Boehms held several roles for Deloitte’s largest global business unit and was responsible for financial control and analysis, leading global strategic initiatives on behalf of the group.
Boehms also brings experience from serving as a consultant at multiple Fortune Global 500 manufacturing and health care companies. He focused on operational excellence, post-merger integration, program leadership, and data analytics. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, which allows him to increase profitability, reduce or eliminate waste, and improve key performance indicators for multiple clients.
Boehms earned a degree in business economics and theology from Wheaton College and a double major Master of Business Administration in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Warner Norcross and Judd is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan including Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Clinton Township, Midland, Muskegon, and Southfield.