Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has elected Alan Whitman to serve as CEO upon the completion of Timothy Christen’s term in June 2016. 

[IMGCAP(1)]Whitman currently holds the role of office managing partner in the firm’s Detroit office.

“I’ve been honored to work alongside Tim Christen over the past 11 years,” said Whitman. “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.”

Over the next 18 months, Christen and Whitman plan to continue to collaborate to ensure a seamless transition.

“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 said in a statement. “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.”

[IMGCAP(2)]Following the completion of his term as Baker Tilly’s CEO, Christen will become vice chair of the American Institute of CPAs.

Christen plans to spend more than 1,000 volunteer hours as part of his three-year term on the AICPA board.

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