News & Events


Between the last three quarters of 2014 and first quarter of 2015, UHY LLP's Michigan practice added 89 employees to their team. The Michigan offices were excited to welcome their biggest hiring class of interns and staff accountants yet, on Wednesday, January 7.
 

"We knew this was going to be a competitive year on campus from some of the data we gathered," said Daniel Markey, managing partner of the Sterling Heights office. As I was recruiting at Walsh College this past fall, if there was a student I interviewed that was a good fit for UHY, I extended the offer right then and there. We knew we needed to get more creative in our recruitment efforts this year and not waste time when we met top talent at the schools."

"This year, campus recruiting was the most competitive I have seen among all firms. It's important for UHY to continue to build our brand on campus, while recruiting top talent to help grow our firm. Our partners took lead roles on campus again this year by interviewing and even extending offers at the campus level," said recruiting manager, Rina Henning. "Additionally, many partners took on panel roles and participated in presentations. Our staff did an outstanding job helping to identify recruits to add to our teams. Without the support of everyone, we would not have been able to hire our largest class of recruits."

Now, please join us in welcoming our 2014-15 new hires!

Tax, accounting and consulting staff:

 

Albert

Allen

Consultant

Walsh College

Sue

Ayoub

Intern

Walsh College

Brian

Baker

Paraprofessional

Oakland University

Matt

Baker

Staff Accountant

Michigan State University

Jeremy

Bamford

Intern

Oakland University

Heather

Barkatt

Intern

Wayne State University

Julia

Basso

Intern

Northwood University

Erica

Battle

Senior Staff Accountant

University Of Michigan

Michael

Baum

Staff Accountant

Brandeis University

Diane

Behnke

Intern

Eastern Michigan University

Aldi

Bejkolli

Intern

Wayne State University

Becky

Berger

Intern

Walsh College

Jeff

Brown

Intern

Wayne State University

Andrew

Bulgarelli

Staff Consultant

Bellarmine University

Christa

Byrd

Intern

Wayne State University

Ashley

Clark

Intern

Walsh College

Edin

Cogo

Staff Accountant

Walsh College

Nick

Culbertson

Intern

Wayne State University

Garet

Danvers

SALT Specialist

Robert Morris University

Caitlin

Distelrath

Intern

University Of Michigan- Dearborn

Kristin

Dreyer

Intern

Grand Valley State University

Iulian

Florica

Staff Accountant

University Of Craiova (Romania)

Morgan

Foley

Intern

Grand Valley State University

Lisa

Fort

Senior

University Of Michigan

Zachary

Froelich

Senior Staff Consultant

Eastern Michigan University

Brian

Gill

Intern

Grand Valley State University

Stephen

Goode

Intern

Oakland University

Emily

Grogan

Intern

Wayne State University

Benjamin

Hartman

Staff Consultant

Depaul University

Amy

Hensley

Intern

Walsh College

Ryan

Hotrum

Intern

Central Michigan University

Hailee

Johnson

Intern

Oakland University

Sawsan

Kato

Intern

Walsh College

Majlinda

Kocllari

Staff Accountant

Wayne State University

Leah

Kraus

Staff Accountant

Wayne State University

Lee

Kutter

Staff Accountant

Edgewood College

John

Lauzon

Staff Accountant

Grand Valley State University

Diana

Lewitzke

Staff Accountant

Oakland University

Alex

Lusk

Intern

Wayne State University

Irina

Mac

Staff Accountant

Walsh College

William

Mansour

Senior Staff

Michigan State University

Michelle

Mariani

Paraprofessional

Walsh College

Sachin

Mehta

Consultant

University Of Waterloo

Andrew

Moceri

Senior Accountant

Western Michigan University

Majd

Mohsin

Intern

University Of Michigan- Dearborn

Andrew

Molokac

Senior Manager

Walsh College

Randi

Olson

Staff Accountant

Davenport University

Jasmine

O'steen

Intern

University Of Michigan- Dearborn

Michael

Passanante

Paraprofessional

Walsh College

Jennifer

Pawlowski

Manager

Purdue University

Grant

Pennefather

Intern

Walsh College

Amy

Phipps

Staff Accountant

Eastern Michigan University

Matt

Piotrowski

Intern

University Of Michigan- Dearborn

Joseph

Pyrc

Staff Accountant

University Of Michigan - Flint

Todd

Radabaugh

Paraprofessional

Eastern Michigan University

Derek

Reece

Staff Accountant

Eastern Michigan University

Meghan

Rice

Intern

Walsh College

Amanda

Rock

Staff Accountant

Central Michigan University

Anthony

Rosenblum

Manager

Alma College

Abdullah

Saleh

Senior Staff Accountant

Wayne State University

Michelle

Sapula

Staff Accountant

Northwood University

Freddie

Schroeder

Paraprofessional

Wayne State University

Eric

Schulte

Intern

Walsh College

Matt

Shervish

Intern

Walsh College

Samantha

Siljanovski

Intern

Oakland University

Shawn

Sinawe

Intern

Eastern Michigan University

Christopher

Stewart

Staff Accountant

University Of Michigan - Dearborn

Steven

Tamas

Staff Accountant

Sam Houston State University

David

Thrush

Staff Accountant

University Of Michigan - Dearborn

Brent

Tucker

Intern

Walsh College

Rachel

Vardon

Senior Staff Accountant

Oakland University

Erica

Vidal

Staff Accountant

Oakland University

Ryan

Watson

Staff Accountant

Central Michigan University

Matt

Wetzel

Intern

Wayne State University

Karen

Wheeler

Client Service Associate

Wooster College & Saginaw Valley State University

Evan

Wilkins

Senior Accountant

Western Michigan University

Jessica

Williams

Staff Accountant

Florida A&M University

Patrick

Wood

Senior Accountant

Michigan State University

Rayne

Xu

Intern

Eastern Michigan University

Lawrence

Yee

Staff Accountant

Wayne State University

 

Administrative and support staff:

 

Lisa

Binning

Staffing Coordinator

Oakland University

 

Ashley

Cimino

Office Clerk

Schoolcraft College

 

Chris

Clark

Marketing Intern

Wayne State University

 

Hassein

Deaibes

Technology Specialist

Henry Ford Community College

Mariola

Kokoszka

Administrative Assistant

Oakland Community College

 

Marissa

Mashinske

Receptionist

Schoolcraft College

 

Yolanda

Rountree

Experienced Recruiter

Davenport University

 

Brooke

Smith

Receptionist

Oakland Community College

 

Amy

Szczepaniak

Administrative Assistant

Walsh College

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS, TENURED EMPLOYEES!

In 2014, UHY proudly recognized 29 tenured employees during quarterly breakfast meetings throughout the year. Awards honored employees who reached milestones of employment from five years on in five year increments.

Five employees reached the 25-year or more mark in 2014:

Anthony

Frabotta

Chairman and CEO

40

Patricia

Baker

Senior Manager

25

Casandra

Capps

Client Service Associate

25

Kristin

Pickney

Client Service Associate

25

Margaret

Wild

IT Senior Support Specialist

25


Anthony Frabotta

Tony joined the firm (formerly known as Follmer Rudzewicz & Company) in 1974 as a junior accountant. He is now the firm's national chairman and CEO. In 2000, his leadership skills were crucial in the merger of Follmer Rudzewicz and six other national accounting firms to establish what is now UHY Advisors, Inc. Tony believes in giving back to the community and is a strong supporter of Detroit and its surrounding communities. His personal contributions and community involvement holds a strong significance in his life. Tony earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Wayne State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan.

Patricia Baker

When joining the firm in 1989, Pat started in the tax department and was a leader there for 11 years. Since then she has transitioned over to providing accounting, auditing and business consulting services to closely-held, middle market companies. Pat earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lawrence Tech University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan. She is a member of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce.

Casandra Capps

Casandra started with the company in 1989 as a bookkeeper. Back in the Follmer Rudzewicz days, all new staff accountants got assigned a bookkeeping account and were trained by Casandra. She is currently a CSA (client service associate) and she supervises the CSA group.

Kristin Pickney

Since starting as a full time bookkeeper back in January 1989, Kristin has been promoted to client service associate. She has an accounting degree from Lawrence Tech University.

Margaret Wild

Margaret began her career with UHY in 1989 as an office clerk. She became a bookkeeper in 1995 and then joined the network support systems group in 1998 and has been with IT ever since. Anyone who has worked with Margaret knows and loves her for her quirky sense of humor!

Other employees who reached significant milestones include:

Rob

Scope

Principal

20

Peter

Waskul

Senior Manager

20

Steve

Katzman

Senior Manager

15

Deborah

Kowalczyk

Office Clerk

15

Connie

Ku

Principal

15

Lynn

Mantis

Client Service Associate

15

Marina

Paulik

Executive Assistant/Secretarial Supervisor

15

Karen

Coleman

Manager

10

Lori

Dilisio

Manager

10

Donald

Felmlee

Senior Manager

10

Brent

Jones

Principal

10

Janelle

Saylor

Senior Accountant

10

Tara

Treat

Manager

10

Loni

Winkler

Senior Manager

10

Nancy

Cirino

Client Service Associate

5

Brandon

Ernat

Manager

5

Robert

Kendall

Manager

5

Marc

Lichtman

Partner

5

Marta

Mikolajczak

Manager

5

Amy

Pecha

Senior HR Generalist

5

Benjamin

Raymond

Senior Accountant

5

Joe

Ryan

Business Development Manager

5

Carol

Schowalter

Senior Staff Accountant

5

Amy

Walsh

Assistant Controller

5