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Rehmann announces senior management promotions in Southeast Michigan

Rehmann is pleased to announce that several associates have been promoted to senior manager roles in the Southeast Michigan region.

Joe Ashor has been promoted to business valuation senior manager. He has more than 11 years of experience providing business valuation and financial advisory services to public and private businesses for numerous purposes, including estate and gift taxation, mergers and acquisitions, Subchapter C to Subchapter S conversions and other tax, corporate and litigation matters. Ashor is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) from the American Society of Appraisers.

Cheri Brown has been promoted to regional team lead senior manager. Brown has years of experience in the financial services industry, and has been with Rehmann for 14. Brown’s experience provides her the opportunity to support Rehmann’s financial advisors with complex client situations. Her responsibilities include staffing, training and development, and managing the financial service assistants in the Southeast and Greater Michigan regions. Brown has an associate’s degree in business management from Baker College.

Kristy Clark has been promoted to assurance senior manager. Clark began her public accounting career at a “Big Four” firm. Her experience includes internal audit and Sarbanes Oxley compliance at an auto financing company, and serving as a controller for a manufacturing company. There, she focused on month-end close, quarterly reporting, forecasting, budgeting, percentage of completion accounting, internal controls and financial analysis. She is responsible for on-site engagement management and supervision of staff on both external and internal audit engagements, servicing clients in the financial institution and manufacturing industries. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oakland University.

Michelle Hodges has been promoted to assurance senior manager. Her experience includes planning, performing, and supervising audits for clients in a variety of industries including: franchising, manufacturing, not-for-profit and government. She is primarily responsible for on-site engagement management and supervision of staff. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master in the Science of Accountancy degree from Western Michigan University.

Melissa Johnson has been promoted to assurance senior manager. She is responsible for the planning of engagements, as well as on-site assurance engagement management and supervision of staff. Johnson has experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, not-for-profits, and financial services. She is involved in firm-sponsored training programs to stay abreast of financial reporting, auditing, and industry-specific developments. Johnson is a graduate of Oakland University, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Mary Lou Miller has been promoted to accounting, consulting and tax senior manager. Miller has more than 10 years of experience with accounting, tax and audit for professional services practices, including medical, dental and attorney practices. She provides outsourced chief financial officer services, and her tax experience includes state and federal corporate, partnership and individual taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, and property taxes. Miller is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting.

Kristin Pawlowski has been promoted to assurance senior manager. Pawlowski joined Rehmann’s assurance department in 2010 with over 20 years of experience in the financial institutions industry. She has extensive experience with internal audit services for financial institutions including lending, branch operations, anti-money laundering, retail operations, and asset liability management including assessment of interest rate risk and liquidity risk management. Pawlowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Davenport University and a Master of Science in finance from Walsh College.

Michael Ponke has been promoted to accounting, consulting and tax senior manager. He provides business and individual tax consulting and compliance services, as well as accounting services to a variety of clients. His responsibilities also include the preparation of financial statements, and compilation and review engagements. Ponke is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and holds a Master of Science degree in taxation from Walsh College.

Casey Zaski has been promoted to government outsourcing senior manager. His experience includes general ledger maintenance, preparing and reviewing monthly bank reconciliations, financial statement preparation, grant reporting, budgeting, audit preparation and developing accounting policies. Additionally, Casey has auditing and consulting experience for a variety of governmental and nonprofit entity types. Zaski has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in accounting from Baker College.

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