MICPA Elects New Board Officers and Directors, Michigan Treasury Issues Tax Notice on Illegal Activities, and more

by MICPA | Sep 18, 2018   ()

MICPA Elects New Board Officers and Directors
The MICPA has elected Robert M. Johnson, chief financial officer at Shift Digital in Birmingham, chair of its 2018-2019 board of directors. Johnson, of Clinton Township, has spent his entire professional career in metro Detroit. Prior to Shift Digital, he held financial positions at Dynatrace, CareTech Solutions, Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company. The Association also appointed officers and two new directors to its board. 

New officers include:

  • David G. Echelbarger, chair-elect, of Allegan, is president of Echelbarger Himebaugh Tamm & Co. PC, Grand Rapids.

  • Frank V. Maselli, treasurer, of Rochester, is an assurance partner at Ernst & Young, Detroit.

  • Michelle F. Randall, secretary, of Northville, is a professor of accounting at Schoolcraft College, Livonia.

New directors include:

  • Mia S. Bennett, of Coloma, is manager of North America Consolidations for Whirlpool Corporation.

  • Lisa A. Fisher, of Dearborn, is manager at Daimler North America.
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Freezing Credit Is Now Free
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