Passing the Gavel
THANK YOU DAVID ECHELBARGER OUTGOING CHAIR OF THE BOARD
We recognize and thank our out-going board chair, David Echelbarger of Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC), for leading the MICPA with immeasurable dedication through uncertain times as we underwent major changes from office relocation and leadership transition to an emerging pandemic. Thank you, David, we could not have done it without you!
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David G. Echelbarger is a Shareholder and the Managing Partner at Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC). Dave first joined EHTC in 1987 as a tax intern and after graduating from Aquinas College in 1988 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, he worked in the Accounting and Auditing department while developing EHTC’s Technology Solutions division. In 2012, he earned the Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, a global designation for CPAs working in business and government.
Dave is responsible for the vision and direction of EHTC. As the leader of the firm’s management team, Dave has a significant role in managing the operations and business development at EHTC. In addition to his extensive tax and accounting experience, Dave has over 24 years of experience in technology consulting and implementation. He specialized in the development and implementation of automated accounting and finance systems in the areas of distribution, manufacturing, construction, professional services and non-profit organizations.
Dave joined the board of the MICPA in 2010 and the executive committee in 2016. He has served on several committees including audit, bylaws and finance among others. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is committed to servicing West Michigan’s non-profit community as shown by his past participation on numerous non-profit boards, including the Gerontology Network.
Dave and EHTC have been recognized by Accounting Today, Accounting Technology and Microsoft Corporation for their contributions to the industry. Dave was also recognized by Business Direct Weekly as a Business Leader in West Michigan.
WELCOME INCOMING BOARD CHAIR FRANK MASELLI
Welcome to the MICPA’s new board chair Frank Maselli of EY! Frank is a partner in EY’s assurance services practice and currently a senior partner in the EY Central Region Real Estate Group. He spent 10 years consulting entrepreneurs as the Program Director of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program and Growth Markets Leader for the Detroit practice. We’re thrilled to have Frank step into this role during this time of unprecedented change.
Frank is an EY Assurance Partner with over 30 years of experience with professional services firms. He routinely leads large-scale audit engagements for several public and private clients with international operations and has served a variety of clients with EY, including real estate, REITs, homebuilders, technology, digital, automotive and manufacturing.
Frank recently completed a two-year term as the Central Region EY Private assurance leader and spent 10 years consulting entrepreneurs as the Program Director of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Program and Growth Markets Leader for the Detroit practice. Frank is currently a senior partner in the EY Central Region Real Estate Group.
Throughout his career, Frank has garnered significant experience in coordinating large, multi-national audit clients and has earned expertise in technical accounting issues including major acquisitions, complex equity and debt investments, noncontrolling interest, loan receivables, income taxes, restructuring, pensions, goodwill and long-lived asset impairments. He has a strong working knowledge regarding internal controls and the reporting requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, including guiding several clients through the adoption of Section 404.
Over the years, Frank has created a successful track record as a leader by delivering responsive and timely quality client service to high-profile accounts and proactively and continuously managing the audit. Frank regularly communicates and manages the relationship with the C-Suite, audit committees and board of directors.
A few notable career highlights include service as the coordinating partner of major public accounts such as Welltower, Altair Engineering, PulteGroup, Skyline Champion Corp, AV Homes, Gentex Corporation, KB Home and Equity Residential.
Frank is an avid volunteer for community organizations including United Way and Gleaners Community Food Bank and serves as a board member for Jack’s Place for Autism. Frank lives in Rochester, Michigan with his family.