RubinBrown Founder Mahlon Rubin Has Died

Mahlon Rubin

Mahlon Rubin

St. Louis-based RubinBrown has announced the passing of one of the firm’s founders, Mahlon Rubin, who died Sept. 4 at 89.

When Rubin, along with Harvey Brown and Sidney Gornstein, formed Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. in St. Louis in 1952, they only dreamed that their firm would evolve into a national leader in the accounting and business consulting profession.

The firm said that Rubin’s passion for totally satisfied clients built the foundation of RubinBrown and the core values that the firm’s team members live by every day.

To honor his leadership and unwavering commitment to client service, RubinBrown created the Mahlon Rubin Award, which is given every year to a RubinBrown team member who demonstrates extraordinary client service.

Rubin will be remembered as a dynamic leader in the accounting profession as well. He was an active leader for many years with the Missouri Society of CPAs, including serving as a member of its board of directors and president of the St. Louis Chapter. He was also a board member and member of the Governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs.

In 1996, he was honored by the AICPA with the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. This is the highest award granted by the AICPA annually and is given to individuals who have made appreciable contributions to the CPA profession.

Rubin was also honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater Washington University, along with the Outstanding Businessperson of the Year by the city of Clayton and St. Louis County.

Over the years, Mahlon was also active in the community as an officer/board member of various organizations including, Jewish Hospital, Jewish Federation, Temple Israel, Jewish Center for the Aged and Jewish War Veterans.

He is survived by his wife Maurine, his sons Larry, Rich and Ken, and many other loving family members.