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Yeo & Yeo Promotes Two to Principal

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Yeo & Yeo is pleased to announce that Amy R. Buben, CPA, CFE, and Eric J. Sowatsky, CPA, CGMA, NSSA, have been promoted to the position of principal.

Thomas E. Hollerback, president and CEO, says, “Our two new principals are talented professionals who are committed to helping Yeo & Yeo’s clients succeed. They are strong leaders in serving clients in their respective industries with energy and enthusiasm. We are proud to welcome Amy and Eric to the principal/ownership group.”

Buben leads the firm’s Manufacturing Services Group and is a member of the Tax Services Group. Her areas of expertise include business consulting, financial reporting and tax issues with a strong focus on manufacturers and auto dealers, as well as the retail and wholesale sectors. Buben joined Yeo & Yeo in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience working with manufacturers. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner highly trained in the prevention and examination of fraudulent financial activity. She serves in the management advisory services department of the Saginaw office.

Buben is a member of the Michigan Manufacturers Association and treasurer of the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association. She is a member of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Alumni, a 1000 Leaders program participant, and a graduate of the Leadership Saginaw Class of 2011. In our community, Buben is vice chair of Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay, and a volunteer and past board member for Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan. In 2014, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants recognized Buben with its Women to Watch – Emerging Leader award.

Sowatsky leads the firm’s Agribusiness Services Group and is a member of the Tax Services Group. He assists farm and agribusiness operations with business and tax planning issues, and succession planning. He is a Certified Grain Accountant with expertise in proper accounting procedures for grain elevators. He conducts collateral field exams for lending institutions providing review of collateral for the agribusiness, manufacturing and automotive industries. Sowatsky is also a National Social Security Advisor, certified in counseling clients on optimal strategies for claiming social security benefits. He joined Yeo & Yeo in 2004. He serves in the management advisory services department of the Saginaw office.

Sowatsky is a member of the Michigan Agribusiness Association’s Grain Committee and the Farm Financial Standards Council. He is a presenter at Michigan Agribusiness Association conferences. He is past president of the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club, a Leadership Bay County Alumni and past treasurer of the Rotary Club – Saginaw Sunrise. In the community, Sowatsky is treasurer of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and chair of Bethlehem Lutheran School’s Athletics Advisory Committee.

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