Schneider Downs Announces Plan for New Co-MP

Pittsburgh-based Schneider Downs (FY19 net revenue of $87.5 million) has announced that Christopher McElroy will join co-MP/CEO Steven Thompson in the top role on July 1.

Timothy Hammer, who shared the role with Thompson for five years, will retire on that date after 34 years at Schneider Downs.

Through Schneider Downs’ co-CEO structure, McElroy and Thompson will be responsible for co-leading the firm as it relates to client services, corporate culture, firm growth and community involvement. The firm has operated under a dual management structure for nearly half of its 63 years.

Thompson states, “Chris’ insights, enthusiasm and incredible leadership skills will be invaluable assets as we lead our firm into the future. Schneider Downs thrives under a collaborative culture, not just at the managing partner level, but also through our very strong board and talented shareholder group. Our five-year plan includes aggressive plans and initiatives, and we have the leadership team in place to make it happen.”

McElroy joined the firm in 2017 as a tax shareholder, technical advisor, mentor and member of the firm’s management team. He holds leadership roles with several firm committees, and has a diverse background serving large U.S.-based multi-national companies, closely held companies, partnerships and S corporations.

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