Wipfli Managing Partner Rick Dreher named one of Inside Public Accounting’s Most Admired Peers


September 18, 2013
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Wipfli LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, announced today that Rick Dreher, managing partner and chairman, has been selected as one of 2013’s Most Admired Peers in the accounting profession by Inside Public Accounting.

IPA’s Most Admired Peers were selected by more than 500 accounting firms that participated in IPA’s 23rd Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. Dreher was among five accounting profession leaders named by their colleagues.
 
“This is truly a peer-driven award,” says Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and managing editor of INSIDE Public Accounting. “Being named a Most Admired Peer is a testament to the commitment each of these leaders has made to the betterment of his/her firm and to the profession as a whole.”
 
As Wipfli’s managing partner, Dreher oversees the vision and strategy, leadership, growth, and overall performance of the firm. Under his leadership, Wipfli has grown significantly, rising to its current position among the top 25 largest accounting firms in the United States.

“As our incoming 2014 Chairman, Rick has brought a progressive, innovative viewpoint to the membership of PKF North America and PKF International, which will help PKF North America build a model that will stay ahead of the curve well into the future. We feel fortunate to have Rick on our team,” said Terry Snyder, President and CEO of PKF North America.
 
Dreher is chairman-elect and a member of the Board of Directors for PKF North America, and currently serves as a member of PKF North America’s Membership Committee. He is also a council member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dreher holds a master of taxation degree and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 
“With our long history of encouraging professional involvement from the local to the national level, Wipfli’s partners and associates are proud of Rick’s efforts on behalf of the firm and believe this peer recognition is well-warranted,” said Jeff Kowieski, Wipfli’s Chief Operating Officer.

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