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Crain’s Detroit Business named Rehmann Chief Operating Officer Stacie Kwaiser among its 2020 Notable Women in Finance. The award is part of the Crain’s Notable Women in Michigan series, which features distinguished professional women nominated by their colleagues.

At Rehmann, Kwaiser provides strategic direction and operational management for associates, leading the firm’s finance, human resources, information technology and marketing teams. She is responsible for overall growth, profitability and management of employees. She leads a team of 15 direct reports and manages regional managing principals and department directors.

“Stacie leads many of the most critical functions of our firm and does so with a great level of skill, knowledge and strategic vision,” said Randy Rupp, Rehmann Chief Executive Officer. “Every decision she makes is based on what’s best for our clients, associates and firm overall. She operates with the utmost transparency, accountability and integrity, and we are privileged to have her at the helm.”

Notably, Kwaiser led an internal restructuring effort in 2018, was heavily involved in Rehmann’s business combination with Trivalent, an IT managed services company, and was integral to the development of the firm’s new strategic plan.

Kwaiser has been involved in the growth of the firm’s leadership programs and serves as a sponsor and mentor to many Rehmann associates. She serves on the Rehmann Women’s Initiative Network Council and has been instrumental in shaping the firm’s culture and values.

“As Rehmann’s first female COO, Stacie is dedicated to helping women in our firm thrive,” said Rupp. “Our consistent rankings among the best firms for the advancement of female employees is due in no small part to Stacie’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

In 2019, the Accounting MOVE Project named Rehmann one of the Best CPA Firms for Women for the seventh straight year.

Having joined the Rehmann audit team in 1996, Kwaiser began her career providing audit, review and consulting services for a variety of closely held commercial business clients and institutions of higher education. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association for Certified Public Accountants and PAC Task Force for the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.

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