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Gov. Snyder makes reappointments to Board of Accountancy

Friday, June 13, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Michael Swartz, of Brighton, and Matthew Howell, of Franklin, 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 have done a great job serving this board and I am confident they will continue to do good work,” Snyder said.

Swartz is a partner with Plante & Moran, where he leads the firm’s government accounting professionals group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field, previously serving as the Ann Arbor office managing partner working to lead the firm’s real estate practice. He serves as treasurer of the Westland Community Foundation. Swartz earned a bachelor’s in business administration in accounting from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent certified public accountants.

Howell is a partner with Deloitte & Touche where he serves as the professional practice director of Deloitte’s Michigan audit practice. He has more than 25 years of audit experience for both public and privately held companies. Howell has served as chair of the Board of Accountancy since May 2013, and also serves as treasurer of the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation. Howell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He will continue to represent certified public accountants.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.