Clayton & McKervey shareholder helps establish new ‘Great Lakes Chapter’ of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Clayton & McKervey, an international certified public accounting and business advisory firm located in metro Detroit, announces that Timothy Finerty CPA, a shareholder at the firm, is a founding board member of the newest chapter of the United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC), the Great Lakes Chapter, based in Detroit.

The official launch announcement was made by the Honorable Juan Manuel Solana, Consul General of Mexico in Detroit, and Al Zapanta, CEO and President of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, on May 9 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. In addition to Finerty being a founding board member, Clayton & McKervey is among the first 20 corporate members of the new chamber.

Finerty is the practice leader for Mexico and Latin America at Clayton & McKervey and specializes in Mexican and Latin American tax and accounting issues including entity structure, transfer pricing and exchange rates. He also advises small and midsized growth-driven businesses in the manufacturing, system integrators, distribution and service-related industries to help them achieve their global expansion plans. Finerty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Michigan State University,

About the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
A group of distinguished Mexican and U.S. businessmen established the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) in 1973 as a 501 (c) (6) non-profit business association chartered in Washington, D.C., to promote trade, investment and joint ventures on both sides of the border. All chapters and offices, with strong local membership and international contacts, help businesses bridge differences in legal, regulatory and economic systems, as well as language and culture.

About Clayton & McKervey

Clayton & McKervey is a full-service CPA firm helping middle-market entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients throughout the world. To learn more, visit

Joan Rose

Center for Water Sciences;

Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

joan-roseJoan Rose serves as the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, the co-director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) and the co-director of the Center for Water Sciences.

An international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, Rose has published more than 250 manuscripts. She has been involved in the investigation of numerous waterborne outbreaks worldwide. She has also been involved in the study of water supplies, water used for food production, and coastal environments as well as drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reclaimed water. Her research focuses on microbial pathogen transport in coastal systems and risks to recreational waters and the study of climate factors which impact water quality.

Rose has been appointed to the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Advisory Board, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian National Research Center.