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Dawn Hanna Bell, PAFM

Director of Professional Support & Operations

Ann Arbor, MI

Collaboration is the key to helping our associates, and in turn our clients, achieve success. I bring together knowledge and resources that maximize the potential of clients and associates.”

Current Role

Focused on maintaining efficient operations that support client service, associate engagement and firm growth, Dawn works with all service lines and departments across Rehmann. She ensures universal alignment and integration through her involvement with critical teams and new initiatives. She serves in a lead role on internal teams such as: business continuity, business combinations, business intelligence, centralized billing and more. In addition, Dawn oversees the professional support team across all offices.

Service Areas

  • Operations strategy
  • Technology utilization and training
  • Data analytics and management
  • Business combination strategy and implementation
  • Process improvement


Dawn joined Rehmann in 2011 in connection with the firm’s business combination with Wright Griffin Davis and Co. where she served as the firm administrator for more than 25 years. In that role she managed the firm’s internal operations, administrative staff, financial affairs, personnel systems, network administration and client service functions.

Throughout her tenure at Rehmann, Dawn has held roles of increasing responsibility. She has developed an extensive knowledge of the firm, enabling her to provide detailed analytics and connect associates with appropriate resources. She has played an integral role in initiatives related to client onboarding, e-billing, surveys, technology improvements and more.

A Closer Look

  • Dawn holds the Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) certification and she is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is a graduate of Leadership Ann Arbor.
  • Continuously expanding her professional knowledge, Dawn is a member (and former president / former board member) of the National CPA Firm Management Association and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Involved in her community, Dawn is a current member of the Saline Chamber of Commerce, a former Vistage member and golden key recipient, and former United Way board member, finance committee member and chair of the fund distribution committee.

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