The partners of Greenwalt CPAs have selected Senior Partner Anita W. Sherman, CPA, as the firm’s next managing partner, effective January 1, 2011. Larry K. Greenwalt, CPA, current managing partner, will become chairman of the board, and continue serving as an advisor to the firm, as well as serving clients.
Sherman’s selection is part of the Firm’s leadership transition process which began when Larry Greenwalt was re-elected managing partner in January 2008 for a three-year term ending December 31, 2010.
Anita Sherman said, “I am honored and humbled to be selected by my partners to provide continued leadership to maintain the firm’s tradition of outstanding client service and our reputation and selection as a Top Workplace firm.”
“Anita is an integral part of firm leadership and she knows and understands the nuances of the firm well. I have the utmost confidence in Anita and her abilities to lead Greenwalt CPAs forward,” states Larry Greenwalt.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to Larry for all that he has done to grow the firm in expertise and size over the course of his 30 years as managing partner. We are a better CPA firm because of Larry’s leadership and vision,” stated Anita Sherman.
When Anita assumes her new role, Greenwalt CPAs will become the largest firm in Indiana to be led by a female managing partner. “This has always been a team environment, and we have a cohesive, experienced partner group and a great group of employees. I am committed to building on this positive culture,” noted Sherman. Sherman joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1989. She heads up the firm’s Audit and Other Assurance Services Group, and is a senior member of the firm’s Not for Profit Services Group, Construction Services Group and Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group. She is a Past Chairman of the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS), and in 2009, Anita was named the Outstanding CPA in Public Practice by her peers in the INCPAS. In June 2010, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Manchester College. She has chaired numerous committees of CPA Associates International.
“I am proud to be part of such an outstanding firm with the depth of functional and industry expertise accumulated over 65 years of service,” said Greenwalt. “We owe a debt of gratitude to founding fathers Norbert Keller and Denny Gaughan, and I look forward to continuing to assist the firm, partners, staff and clients, from a variety of perspectives. I am especially proud of the fact that we are now successfully transitioning to the fourth generation of owners and leadership, something few businesses are able to do.”