Plante Moran in Southfield Appoints 16 New Team Members

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Eric Wydra headshot
Eric Wydra // Courtesy of Plante Moran

Southfield-based accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management firm Plante Moran has appointed 16 new team members to serve as industry, service, and office leaders. The changes were made effective July 1 and include the following new roles:

  • Kellie Becker, chair of the international advisory board
  • Rob Bondy, financial institutions practice leader
  • Shane Brown, real estate and construction industry group leader
  • Jennifer Chambers, K-12 industry practice leader
  • Ron Cook, state and local tax practice leader
  • Brian Franey, financial services industry group leader
  • Valerie Grunduski, Detroit office tax director
  • Scott McLellan and Jonathon Trionfi, co-leaders of Plante Moran Group Benefit Advisors
  • Kellie Ray, not-for-profit industry group leader
  • Stacey Reeves, public sector industry group leader
  • Laurice Saba, Auburn Hills office tax director
  • Greg Walthorn, East Lansing office managing partner
  • Alisha Watkins, Southfield impact group leader
  • Brian Wiedenhoeft, manufacturing and distribution industry group leader
  • Eric Wydra, Detroit office managing partner

“I am excited to have this group of talented individuals serve in leadership roles at Plante Moran,” says Jim Proppe, managing partner of Plante Moran. “They will continue to uphold our firm’s legacy of providing exceptional client service, fostering community connections and promoting the firm’s culture. I look forward to seeing each one of them shine in their new positions.”

In her role, Becker will be responsible for leading and growing the international assurance, tax, and consulting group.

Based in Grand Rapids, Bondy will assume responsibility for the firm’s financial institutions practice, including banking and credit union organizations, independent mortgage bankers, consumer and specialty lenders and other financial services.

Brown, based in Denver, will be responsible for leading the firm’s real estate and construction practice.

Chambers will be responsible for providing audit and consulting services to over 200 K-12 educational services.

Chicago-based Cook will be responsible for leading the firm’s state and local tax practice.

Franey will be responsible leading the firm’s financial services practice, which includes banks, credit unions, investment companies, insurance services, insurance services, and other financial service organizations.

Based in Detroit, Grunduski will be responsible for leading the Detroit office’s tax practice and developing future talent.

McLelland and Trifoni will co-lead Plante Moran Group Benefit Advisors from Auburn Hills, which assists clients with driving effective health and welfare benefit plan strategy.

Ray, based in Detroit, will lead the firm’s not-for-profit industry, which provides audit, tax, and business consulting services to over 1,00 mission-driven organizations.

Based in Southeast Michigan, Reeves will lead Plante Moran’s public sector industry group, which includes the K-12 schools, higher education, and government practices.

Saba will be responsible for leading the Auburn Hills office’s tax practice and developing its future talent.

Walthorn will be responsible for leading the East Lansing office and further developing its staff and client base.

Watkins will be responsible for leading one of the Southfield office impact groups and developing its staff.

Wiedenhoeft will lead the firm’s manufacturing and distribution industry practice, which includes coordinating the firm’s assurance, tax, consulting and wealth management services for its manufacturing and distribution clients.

Wydra will be responsible for leading the Detroit office and developing its staff.

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