Wipfli Managing Partner Rick Dreher Named One of Inside Public Accounting’s Most Admired Peers—Dreher Selected for Award Second Time in Three Years

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Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, announced today that Rick Dreher, managing partner and chairman, has been selected as one of 2015’s Most Admired Peers in the accounting profession by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This is the second year that Dreher has been selected for this award.

Rick Dreher, Managing Partner of Wipfli LLP

Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and managing editor of INSIDE Public Accounting said, “This year's Most Admired Peers can often be found sharing their knowledge and mentoring others. They believe in paying it forward."

Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, announced today that Rick Dreher, managing partner and chairman, has been selected as one of 2015’s Most Admired Peers in the accounting profession by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This is the second year that Dreher has been selected for this award.

Each year, INSIDE Public Accounting asks firms from across the nation to name one peer whom they admire in the profession. Dreher was among the five accounting profession leaders named most frequently by their colleagues.

“Most Admired Peers typically share similar character traits,” says Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and managing editor of INSIDE Public Accounting. “They’re great leaders, but not just within their own firms – they give back to the profession. This year’s Most Admired Peers can often be found sharing their knowledge and mentoring others. They believe in paying it forward.”

As Wipfli’s managing partner, Dreher oversees the vision and strategy, leadership, growth, and overall performance of the firm. Under his leadership, Wipfli has grown significantly, rising to its current position among the top accounting firms in the United States.

Dreher is past chairman and a member of the Board of Directors for PKF North America. He is also a council member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dreher holds a master of taxation degree and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

About Wipfli LLP
With more than 1,500 associates, 32 offices in the United States, and two offices in India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 85 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. The firm’s clients include manufacturing companies, financial institutions, health care organizations, construction companies, real estate companies, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, units of government, agricultural businesses, dealerships, and individuals. Through the firm’s membership in PKF North America, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of approximately 300 firms in 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit wipfli.com.

About INSIDE Public Accounting
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group also consults with firms to help them become more successful. The Platt Group works with managing partners, CFOs and thought leaders across the nation to provide practical ideas, benchmarking data and information to take firms to the next level of improvement.

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