Proppe Assumes Role as Plante Moran Managing Partner

Jim Proppe

Jim Proppe

Jim Proppe became MP of Southfield, Mich.-based Plante Moran (FY16 net revenue of $480.7 million) on July 1, succeeding Gordon Krater who was MP since 2009.

Proppe will guide Plante Moran’s client service, growth, people development, risk management and strategic direction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,200 professionals in 23 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois with international offices in China, Mexico and India.

“I’m incredibly honored to serve as the seventh managing partner in Plante Moran’s 94 year history,” Proppe said. “We have a strong legacy to maintain: a rich culture and dedication to client service while increasing service offerings, investing in top talent and helping the firm to compete in a digital world where technology provides new opportunities.”

Elected for this position by his partners in October 2016, one of Proppe’s first decisions was selecting the following partners to serve on the firm’s new management team:

  • Frank Audia, group MP, assurance and tax services and Plante Moran’s chief risk officer
  • Beth Bialy, group MP, nonprofit and public sector industries
  • Dennis Graham, group MP, management consulting services
  • Chris McCoy, group MP, firm administration
  • Teresa Pollock, group MP, offices
  • Brad Virkus, group MP, commercial industries

Proppe joined Plante Moran in 1984 after graduating from the University of Michigan and has served as a firm group MP for more than 12 years.