Gary is a CPA and earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He has over 37 years of public accounting experience, exclusively serving clients in the insurance industry.
Gary’s clients have included property and casualty insurance companies, life insurance companies, accident and health insurance companies, dental insurers, reinsurers, HMOs, guaranty funds, warranty companies, and various insurance departments. In addition to traditional audit and tax services, Gary has helped insurance clients with annual statement issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, statutory accounting interpretations, bench marking analysis, litigation support, strategic planning, and numerous day-to-day operational issues.
Gary is active in numerous insurance industry and professional organizations. He is a member of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association and the Wisconsin Insurance Accountants Conference. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and served as the Chairperson of the WICPA’s Insurance Committee. Gary served on the Accounting Committee of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and presents frequently at the American Fraternal Alliance Board Institute.
As the past chair of an audit committee for a large non-profit organization, Gary developed unique insights about the auditor’s role from "the other side of the table.” He also keeps abreast of developments in the academic world through his role as past Chairperson of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s Accounting Advisory Board. Awarded the WICPA’s 2012 Public Service Award, he is attuned to the many volunteer facets that make for a fulfilling career in public accounting.