Baker Tilly names Alan Whitman new Detroit Office Managing Partner

Whitman to use international experience and understanding of the evolving market to lead the Detroit region.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly is pleased to announce that Alan Whitman, partner and firm-wide leader of international services, has been named Office Managing Partner in Detroit.

Tim Christen, CEO of Baker Tilly, said Whitman’s deep relationships with the business community and experience serving the middle-market are the qualifications needed to move the office forward and aggressively pursue opportunities in Michigan.

"Alan has a deep understanding of the Detroit market and is very invested in the community," Christen said. “We are confident in his ability to strengthen Baker Tilly’s local and global presence in this important market."

Since joining the firm in 2003, Whitman has served in a number of leadership roles including Detroit market leader and firm-wide leader of international services. His vast experience serving both manufacturing companies and those with international needs makes him uniquely qualified to lead the office as it works to serve the evolving market in Michigan.

Whitman is also deeply invested in giving back to the community through his involvement with many local organizations including the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, Detroit Historical Society, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,800 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.

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