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Accounting firm names managing partner

January 11, 2017
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Rhonda Huismann
Rhonda Huismann. Courtesy Crowe Horwath

A national accounting firm has chosen a 20-year company veteran to head up its Grand Rapids office.

Rhonda Huismann has been promoted to office managing partner of Crowe Horwath Grand Rapids.

In her new role, Huismann will oversee more than 200 employees and continue to serve as the head of the firm’s tax services and construction group.

“I was the second appointed managing partner of the Grand Rapids office, and over the 10 years I worked with Rhonda, it became crystal clear that she should be the third," said Chuck Frayer, tax partner and former Grand Rapids office managing partner, Crowe Horwath. "I recommended her, because she’s great with people, very engaged in the community and provides quality service to our clients.”

Huismann said she's "excited to take on the role" and "continue the legacy Bob Herr and Chuck have created."

"I love Crowe and its people and want to continue the positive environment internally and the impact we have in our community," Huismann said. "I’m honored to be able to serve in a position that can inspire younger women, and men, to advance their careers in accounting and consulting.”

Huismann’s background

Huismann has been with Crowe Horwath since 1997, after graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

She has served as senior tax manager and federal tax partner in her time with the firm.

She also holds a master’s degree in taxation from Grand Valley State University.

Huismann serves on the boards of YWCA West Central Michigan and the Better Business Bureau West Michigan, as well as on the Grand Valley State University Accounting Advisory Board.

Crowe Horwath

Founded in 1942 and headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Crowe Horwath is one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S.

The firm expanded to West Michigan in 1984 with the opening of its Grand Rapids office.

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