State Accountants Group Names New Board, Committee

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TROY — The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has named its new executive committee and board of directors.  The organization elected Randolph C. Paschke as the chair of its board and  disclosed their four new board members including Virgie M. Ammerman, Donald W. Gribbin, James N.Lopiccolo, and Michelle F. Randall.

The 2013-2014 MACPA Board of Director’s Executive Committee includes:

Paschke of Ann Arbor, chair, has served as the chair of the Wayne State University accounting department since 2002.  Having also taught at Macomb County Community College, he has spent more than 30 years in public accounting, consulting, and working as a partner at Arthur Andersen.

Doug Roosa CPA of Ann Arbor, chair-elect, has served as the director of internal controls and SOX compliance with General Motors Company since 2009.  Prior to joining GM, he served as a general auditor with Masco Corporation and as an independent consultant.

Stephanie W. Bergeron MBA CGMA of Birmingham, treasurer, has been the president and COO of Walsh College since 2007.  Prior to joining Walsh, she spent 25 years in automotive industry finance at companies including General Motors and Chrysler.

Elizabeth W. Meter of Birmingham, secretary, is an audit partner with KPMG LLP in Detroit, Meter specializes in serving clients in the automotive and industrial markets. She also serves as the firm’s US automotive industry lead partner on audits, and is the office’s partner in charge of recruiting and alumni relations.

John Pridnia of Muskegon, past chair, is a managing principal at Rehmann in Muskegon.  He has provided tax, trust and estate planning, private placement insurance and mergers and acquisition services to his clients.

The 2013-2014 MACPA new Board members are:

Ammerman MBA CPA CGMA CITP of Portage is the president of 180 Medical Billing Services in Portage, and owns a consulting practice Ammerman and Associates.  For nearly 20 years, she has served in leadership positions in industry and public accounting, including with the MACPA as vice chair of the Controller’s Task Force and as a member of the Michigan Turnaround Task Force.  She is currently the foundation chair and chair of the Audit Committee of the Portage Rotary Club, is the newly appointed director on the Portage Community Center Board, and is a discussion leader for Executive Education Inc.

Gribbin of Portage has served as a professor with tenure and chair of the department of accountancy at Western Michigan University since 2006.  Prior to joining the WMU, he served in various teaching positions at Southern Illinois University, Oklahoma State University, and was a staff accountant at Bristol Leisenring Herkner & Co. He is now a part of Plante & Moran, in Battle Creek.

Lopiccolo CPA CGMA of Oxford has worked as a CPA for more than a decade.  A CPA at Troy-based The Henry Group, PC, he provides accounting, financial reporting, tax planning and preparation to individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.  He previously served as chairman of the MACPA”s Small Practitioners Task Force, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Randall CPA of Farmington Hills has served as an associate professor of accounting at Schoolcraft College in Livonia since 1999.  Prior to joining Schoolcraft, she was a senior financial analyst at Lear Corporation, senior accountant at Federal Mogul Corporation and senior auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.  She is a member of the MACPA’s Educators Task Force, having previously served as chair.  She is the first community college professor to receive the MACPA’s Teaching Excellence Award.

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