Managing Partner, CPA
Gary’s clients have included property and casualty insurance companies, life/fraternal insurance companies, accident and health insurance companies, dental insurers, reinsurers, HMOs, guaranty funds, warranty companies, and various insurance departments. In addition to traditional audit and tax services, he has assisted insurance clients with annual statement issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, statutory accounting interpretations, bench marking analysis, litigation support, strategic planning, and numerous day-to-day operational issues.
As the past chair of an audit committee for a large non-profit organization, Gary developed unique insights about the auditor’s role from “the other side of the table.” Awarded the WICPA’s 2012 Public Service Award, he is attuned to the many volunteer facets that make for a fulfilling career in public accounting. He has fulfilled the Chairperson role of the WICPA’s Insurance Committee, as well as served on the Accounting Committee of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and he has presented frequently at the American Fraternal Alliance Board Institute.
What advice do you have for others?
Bring sincerity to everything you do and say, and always be humble and kind.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Gardening, fishing, movies/subscription mini-series, exercising, gardening (did I say that already?). I am very involved in church life at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Currently the chair of Finance Committee, serving on the Call Committee, serving on the Stewardship Board, recent past Executive Director, and Treasurer of the MOLC Foundation. Oh, also provide most of the church grounds maintenance services – planting, trimming, weeding, painting, etc.
What are you passionate about?
My wife and spending time with my kids and grandkids.