Snyder makes appointments to state Board of Accountancy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Richard David, of Bloomfield Hills; Ola Smith, of Kalamazoo; and Jennifer Kluge, of Grosse Pointe Shores, to the state Board of Accountancy. 

The nine-member board oversees licensure and certification requirements for certified public accountants and public accounting firms. 

“These appointees are a great addition to this board and I thank them for their willingness to serve,” Snyder said. 

David is the COO of UHY Advisors, Inc.  He previously served as CFO/advisor to senior management for Butzel Long and senior partner at KPMG LLP, and has extensive professional and civic involvement. David holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan. He will represent certified public accountants and replaces Daniel Lord. 

Smith is an associate professor in the Department of Accountancy within the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. Previously, she worked for the federal Internal Revenue Service, Barrow, Aldridge & Company, Deloitte & Touche, Ameritech Corporation, and Wayne State University. She has been honored with the Platinum Award from Western Michigan University’s Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Western Michigan University Research Development Award.  Smith holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Detroit, a master’s of business administration in finance from Mercy College of Detroit and a doctorate in accounting from Michigan State University. Smith will represent certified public accountants and educators and replaces Thomas Weirich. 

Kluge is President and CEO of the Michigan Business and Professional Association and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She has been with each group since 1999. Kluge holds a bachelor’s of business administration in human resource management from Michigan State University and a master’s of business administration in strategic planning/marketing from Loyola University. She will represent the general public and replaces Steven Wolock. 

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate. 

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