Plante Moran Appoints Jim Proppe as Managing Partner

Jim Proppe

Plante Moran, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Southfield, today announced the addition of Jim Proppe as managing partner. Plante Moran employs more than 2,200 professionals in 23 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, Monterrey, and Mumbai.

Proppe will replace Gordon Krater who was managing partner since 2009. Proppe was elected by his partners for the position in Oct. 2016. He will guide client service, growth, people development, risk management, and strategic direction at the firm.

Proppe has selected Frank Audia, Beth Bialy, Dennis Graham, Chris McCoy, Teresa Pollock, and Brad Virkus as partners to serve on the firm’s new management team.

“I’m incredibly honored to serve as the seventh managing partner in Plante Moran’s 94 year history,” says Proppe. “We have a strong legacy to maintain: a rich culture and dedication to client service while increasing service offerings, investing in top talent and helping the firm to compete in a digital world where technology provides new opportunities.”

Proppe has served at Plante Moran since 1984 and as a firm group managing partner for more than 12 years. Proppe graduated from the University of Michigan.