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MICPA Announces 2017 Awards

by MICPA | Oct 02, 2017   ()

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has named the winners of its 2017 annual awards that recognize professionals who have made a lasting impact in their industry and in their communities.

The winners will be honored on Monday, Oct. 9 at the MICPA’s annual awards dinner. The evening begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 6 p.m. at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.

“This year’s award recipients stand out because of their passion – for the profession, for their colleagues and for future generations,” said Peggy Dzierzawski, president and CEO of the MICPA. “These individuals consistently go above and beyond to provide exceptional leadership as CPAs. We are delighted to honor the many contributions they have made to the MICPA and to the profession.”

Among the awards that will be presented include:

  • Paul J. MacDonald, vice president of finance, Detroit Red Wings – Distinguished Achievement Award. This award is given to CPAs who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievement, leadership and service in areas such as commerce or industry, governmental or public service, education and civic or social endeavors. MacDonald, of Commerce Township, started with the Red Wings as controller in 1992 and his role expanded as the sport grew. During his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings, he has become an integral part of the team, overseeing $100+ million budget and managing daily operating functions. In 2008, MacDonald was inducted into the American Institute of CPA’s Business and Industry Hall of Fame. He has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including eight years with the MICPA.
  • Stephanie W. Bergeron, chief executive officer and president of Bluepoint Partners – Public Service and Distinguished Service Awards. Bergeron founded the financial consulting firm Bluepoint Partners in 2004. While maintaining her role as CEO of the company, she also served as the first female president of Walsh College, a role she retired from in 2017. Bergeron has been an active member of the MICPA, where she served as board chair from 2015 to 2016 as well as on several committees and task forces. In 2013, she received the MICPA’s Woman to Watch Award, which recognizes women who participate in public or community service and demonstrate leadership to impact the profession and their community.
  • Paul A. Glantz, Proctor Financial, Inc. and Emagine Entertainment Inc., – Distinguished Service Award, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the CPA profession. Glantz has lead Proctor as president since 2007; prior to that, he served as the chief financial officer. He is also well known in the community for his role as CEO of Emagine Entertainment, where he has played a leadership role since the first Emagine Theatre opened its doors in 1997. In addition to being active with the MICPA, he also volunteers with organizations like Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan and the Detroit Chapter of Variety International.
  • Douglas G. Bohrer, Plante Moran – Diversity and Inclusion Award. As the Diversity Council chair at Plante Moran, he implemented firm-wide strategies related to identification, hiring, development and promotion of diverse talent through initiatives that embrace those from different backgrounds, experiences and cultures. Bohrer is on the board of directors for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and chairman of its Minority Business Enterprise Certification Committee. 
  • Victoria A. Mundinger, Rehmann – Emerging Leader Award. Mundinger, of Farmington, began her career at Rehmann, where she is currently a tax manager. She is a graduate of Walsh College and has been involved with the MICPA since 2012. Mundinger is a member of the MICPA President’s Advisory Council and served two years as chair of the Emerging Leaders Task Force.
  • Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, American Institute of CPAs board chair – Outstanding Visionary Award. Ellison-Taylor is an advocate and champion of the profession with a long history of volunteering.  Currently, Ellison-Taylor is the global accounting strategy director for the financial and professional services industries for Oracle America. Her previous roles with the AICPA include serving on the organization’s Audit and Finance committees. She is also a past chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Ellison-Taylor currently lives in Maryland, where she is very active with Maryland Association of CPAs. 

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Source: MICPA
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