Michelle is a Vice President in Meaden & Moore's Assurance Services Group with over 25 years of public accounting experience serving publicly held and private companies. As a practice leader of the firm's employee benefits and consulting practice, Michelle has had extensive experience with qualified benefit plan audits, operational reviews, tax issues and the unique complexities of these engagements. She understands the risks to plan sponsors and continuously offers suggestions for improvement to minimize any potential fiduciary liability. Michelle's primary responsibility is to ensure that each of her clients receive high-quality, timely service. She continually looks for ways to reduce the costs of the engagement while finding ways to add value to the relationship.Michelle maintains close contact with clients to develop long-term relationships and earn their confidence. Through sound business judgment and prior experience, she makes effective suggestions and recommendations to maximize efficiencies and to help a company meet its long-term goals. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA®), Michelle also assists in consulting retirement plan sponsors and investment advisors in fiduciary best practices and prudent investment process.