Yeo & Yeo, a leading Michigan CPA and advisory firm, announces the election of Jacob Sopczynski, CPA, and re-election of Michael Georges, CPA, to Yeo & Yeo’s Board of Directors, and the appointment of Brian Dixon and David Jewell to Managing Principals effective January 1, 2022.
“It’s a privilege to have such talented and accomplished leaders who are committed to our firm’s people, clients and communities,” says Dave Youngstrom, CPA, CEO-elect. “I thank our outgoing board members and managing principals who have been instrumental to our firm’s success.”
Jacob Sopczynski, CPA, principal, is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing Services Group. He provides audit services for businesses, nonprofits and governments, as well as tax planning and consulting services. In the community, he serves on the Board of Trustees as Treasurer for the International Academy of Flint and is Treasurer of Pinconning Plays, Inc. He is based in the firm’s Flint office.
Michael Georges, CPA, principal, will serve his third two-year term. He is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit Services Group. His areas of expertise include audit services for nonprofits, government entities and school districts, and tax planning and preparation. He has 35 years of public accounting experience and is based in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. In the community, he serves as a board member for the Grosse Ile Education Foundation.
David Jewell, CPA, managing principal in Yeo & Yeo’s Kalamazoo office, and Tammy Moncrief, CPA, managing principal in the Auburn Hills office, will continue to serve year two of their two-year term on the board.
Brian Dixon, CPA, assumes the role as managing principal of Yeo & Yeo’s Saginaw office, succeeding Peter Bender, CPA, who will focus on expanding the firm’s Wealth Management services. Dixon joined Yeo & Yeo in 1998 and was named principal in 2012. He leads the firm’s Education Services Group and is a member of the firm’s Health Care Services Group. He specializes in audit services for school districts, healthcare organizations, government entities and small businesses. In the community, he serves as board treasurer for the Frankenmuth Credit Union, Carrollton Education Foundation, United Way of Saginaw County and Saginaw Area Jaycees Foundation.
Jewell will serve as managing principal of Yeo & Yeo’s Kalamazoo office, succeeding Carol Patridge, who will begin transitioning toward retirement after 33 years with the firm. Jewell leads the firm’s Tax Service Line overseeing the firm’s tax processes, technologies, staff expertise and service innovation across the firm’s eight offices. He joined Yeo & Yeo in 2008 and has more than 19 years of experience in public accounting. In the community, he serves as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo.
Yeo & Yeo’s Managing principals handle the day-to-day office operations, deliver on client experience at the office level, support staff development, and promote visibility and involvement in the community.