Alan Whitman has been elected to serve as the CEO of Top 100 Firm, Baker Tilly.

[IMGCAP(1)] Whitman currently holds the role of office managing partner of Detroit. He succeeds Timothy Christen and will step into his new role in June 2016.

“I’ve been honored to work alongside Tim Christen over the past 11 years,” Whitman said in statement. “And I am committed to continuing to build upon our core strategies of attracting, developing and retaining the best people for our organization, as well as providing meaningful results for our clients and serving as Valued Business Advisors.”

[IMGCAP(2)] “Alan’s election is part of a well-organized, three-year strategic succession plan designed to ensure continuity of leadership as we advance our agenda for excellence,” Christen noted. “He has the most refined global vision of anyone in the firm, and has equally strong business acumen. Those attributes, among many others, made Alan a standout candidate for the role.”

Over the next 18 months, Christen and Whitman will continue to collaborate in order to ensure a seamless transition by leveraging Baker Tilly’s brand excellence with key industry influencers and partners.

Following his tenure as CEO of Baker Tilly, Christen will assume the responsibilities as Vice Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA.

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