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Rehmann announces key management changes

Two highly regarded leaders with financial services firm Rehmann assume new leadership roles June 1:

  • John Pridnia, CPA, CGMA, becomes Rehmann’s new firm-wide director of tax
  • Chris Morse, CPA/PFS, CGMA, MST, moves from director of tax to regional managing principal of Rehmann’s Greater Michigan region, which covers Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and other important Rehmann locations

Pridnia previously served as a regional tax director. “Having worked under Chris’ leadership for many years, I have the opportunity to step into this role with a host of insight into his strategy, goals and initiatives,” he said. “I’m looking forward to taking the ball and continuing to move it forward, leveraging Chris’ experience and the foundation he’s built to continue to deliver business wisdom as the leading integrated CPA and wealth advisory firm in the country.”

Morse will be shifting from his role as tax director to regional managing principal. After succeeding in a variety of firm and community leadership roles, Morse will carry his passion and infectious enthusiasm to further enhance client service capabilities throughout the firm. “I’m honored and humbled to be trusted with leading such a great group of associates,” said Morse. “I’m looking forward to further sharing my passion for Rehmann with the Greater Michigan region.”

“John and Chris have proven to be great leaders and strong contributors at Rehmann,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp, CPA. “We are excited for their transition and look forward to their contributions and success.”

Wayne Pahssen, CPA, ABV, CFF, PFS, CFP will transition from his position as regional managing principal as Morse steps in to focus on individual tax and wealth management clients. “Chris, John and I all know that Wayne leaves big shoes to fill in this leadership role,” said Stacie Kwaiser, chief operating officer. “His work ethic and determination have put the firm in a strong position to leap forward in growth and client service over our next 75 years.”