Effective July 1, Jim Proppe became managing partner of Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms.
Succeeding Gordon Krater who was managing partner since 2009, Proppe will guide Plante Moran’s client service, growth, people development, risk management and strategic direction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,200 professionals in 23 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India.
“I’m incredibly honored to serve as the seventh managing partner in Plante Moran’s 94 year history,” Proppe said. “We have a strong legacy to maintain: a rich culture and dedication to client service while increasing service offerings, investing in top talent and helping the firm to compete in a digital world where technology provides new opportunities.”
Elected for this position by his partners in October 2016, one of Proppe’s first decisions was selecting the following partners to serve on the firm’s new management team:
• Frank Audia, group managing partner, assurance and tax services and Plante Moran’s chief risk officer
• Beth Bialy, group managing partner, nonprofit and public sector industries
• Dennis Graham, group managing partner, management consulting services
• Chris McCoy, group managing partner, firm administration
• Teresa Pollock, group managing partner, offices
• Brad Virkus, group managing partner, commercial industries
Proppe joined Plante Moran in 1984 after graduating from the University of Michigan and has served as a firm group managing partner for more than 12 years.