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BerryDunn Announces Leadership Promotions and Appointments, Chandler Honored


As BerryDunn enters a new era of leadership with the announcement of new CEO Sarah Belliveau, the firm is also announcing promotions, appointments, and an organizational restructuring effective July 1, 2021. BerryDunn’s nearly 50 years in business have taught the firm that to survive, and thrive, it needs to constantly evolve and innovate. The new organizational structure will increase collaboration, protect and enhance the culture, and position the firm for future growth. The creation of the Chief Culture and Engagement Officer underscores BerryDunn’s deep commitment to its employees.

Leadership Team 
Renee Bishop, Chief Operating Officer of Tax, Assurance, and Advisory 
Colleen Oakley, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer 
Robert Moore, Chief Administrative Officer 
Chad Snow, Chief Operating Officer of Consulting 
Chief Culture and Engagement Officer, New position to be filled

Board of Directors  
BerryDunn has elected Kathy Parker to a three-year term on the Board, replacing Tim Masse, who is completing his second three-year term—the limit for consecutive terms. Kathy will join Sarah Belliveau and incumbents Charlie Leadbetter, Dave Erb, and Tammy Michaud to comprise the new Board effective July 1, 2021.

Principal Promotions 
Continuing on the firm’s long history of creating strong leadership from within, BerryDunn is excited to announce the following six individuals who have been promoted to Principal: 

Danielle Ewing 
Nicolle Field 
Ryan Gough 
Brandon Milton 
Emily Parker 
Kevin Price

Quality Assurance Principal 
Todd Desjardins becomes BerryDunn’s Quality Assurance Principal (QAP) effective July 1, 2021. Todd takes over the QAP role from Tracy Harding, who is now Chair of the national Auditing Standards Board (ASB).

John M. Chandler Learning & Development Center announced 
The Management Committee voted to name the new training room facility in the Portland headquarters office the John M. Chandler Learning & Development Center, in recognition of Chandler’s 22 years of outstanding leadership as the firm’s Managing Principal/CEO. It was his vision to establish the Learning and Development (L&D) Department, which led to greater focus on L&D in the firm and a firm culture that supports everyone’s professional and personal development.

New Practice Group Leaders
Bill Brown, Government Assurance  
Tammy Brunetti, Healthcare Audit 
Ed Daranyi, Medicaid 
Jim Highland, Health Analytics  
Julie Keim, General Audit Staff 
Charlie Leadbetter, State Government 
Tammy Michaud, Not-for-profit Audit 
Rob Smalley, Financial Services Audit 
Chad Snow, Local Government

These new Practice Group Leaders will be joining the existing team of: 
Barb Appleby, Wealth Management  
Clint Davies, Management and IT Consulting 
Dave Erb, Tax 
Mike Jurnak, Commercial Audit 
Kathy Parker, Outsourced Accounting 
Seth Webber, Valuation 

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