SOUTHFIELD — Plante Moran has named Dianne Wells as office managing partner of Plante Moran’s new Detroit office, which is scheduled to open in mid-November in the Compuware Building.
Wells, a partner with the firm since 1995, is currently based in the Southfield office. She has a tax practice and is the leader of Plante Moran’s retail dealer industry. Wells’ entire career has been centered on serving owner-managed businesses and she is known for her balanced approach to tax savings, long-term business planning, and shareholder relationships.
Wells, of Northville, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Wells serves as vice president of the board of Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan, an affiliate of Girls on the Run International, a nonprofit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. She also serves on the advisory board and is a mentor for Women of Tomorrow, a Detroit-based mentoring program for high school girls.
Approximately 50 staff are expected to occupy Plante Moran’s new Detroit office in November. The office, which will occupy 15,000 square feet on the third floor of the Compuware Building, will have a strong manufacturing, distribution, service and real estate group mix and a complementary balance of not-for-profit, government and employee benefit plan teams.
The Detroit office will be the firm’s seventh office in southeast Michigan. Plante Moran’s other area offices are located in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Flint, Clinton Township, and two in Southfield.