Women Who Move Grand Rapids – 2021 – Special Section
BDO WEST MICHIGAN
200 Ottawa Ave. NW, Ste. 300 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | (616) 774-7000 | bdo.com
BDO USA, LLP is a leading national professional services and accounting ﬁrm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to privately held and publicly traded businesses.
BDO’s West Michigan practice is one of more than 60 across the United States and has been established in the local communities for more than 100 years.
Exciting changes have emerged more recently, and while the ﬁrm has always placed an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, within the last decade they have welcomed several women partners.
The West Michigan practice in Grand Rapids is proud to celebrate ﬁve of those women partners who work hard and lead every day.
They are: Katie Ferris, tax ofﬁce managing partner; Sara Hendrix, tax partner; Carlye Klimek, tax partner; Luanne MacNicol, partner, ERISA Assurance Services; and Kelli Olson, tax partner. While inclusion has been a key goal, more importantly, these roles have been ﬁlled organically with individuals who have earned the positions they hold and have established themselves as respected professionals.
BDO’s core purpose is helping people thrive, every day. For Ferris and her colleagues, who collaborate regularly, it’s a driving force that applies as much to their clients as it does to themselves and their other peers. “We all get excited to help our clients, our employees and our community succeed,” Ferris says.
“Helping people thrive is what motivates us and keeps us going every day; that’s a big part of what gets us up every morning.”