Plante Moran announces new CIO

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2014

Media Contacts: Dan Artman, Plante Moran, 248.223.3469, cell: 313.505.1961, Dan.Artman@plantemoran.com; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 586.817.8414, Barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and business advisory firms, has announced that Paul Blowers has been named chief information officer (CIO). He had been part of the global IT executive team at Kelly Services in Troy, Mich., where he was chief architect and senior director of enterprise architecture and business solutions.

Blowers has IT leadership experience in strategy, architecture, solution delivery and operations and has worked in staffing, manufacturing, utilities, and management consulting industries. At Plante Moran, Blowers will be responsible for the information technology that supports Plante Moran’s enterprise goals.

“We are pleased to welcome Paul Blowers to Plante Moran. His cross sectional, global experiences made him an excellent choice to lead our demanding and comprehensive technology and information needs,” said Plante Moran Managing Partner Gordon Krater.

Prior to joining Kelly Services in 2007, Blowers worked for Accenture from 1995 to 2007. Major assignments at Accenture included serving as lead architecture specialist for a global chemical company and leading technology project teams for several large utility companies across the U.S.

Blowers is taking on the role of CIO following the upcoming retirement of Doug Brady, who has been with Plante Moran since 1987.

“Doug Brady was Plante Moran’s first CIO and has done a tremendous job implementing and maintaining the highest standards and efficiencies in our technology systems and information management that allowed us to have a competitive advantage,” said Krater. “His leadership and success have laid the foundation for Paul to continue serving Plante Moran’s information needs for the next generation.”

Blowers holds a Master of Science degree from Walsh College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College, where he was an NCAA All-American Athlete, NCAA All-American Academic and graduated cum laude. He is also Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma, and ITIL certified. Blowers has served as a panel presenter for Salesforce.com, is the author of Security in the Cloud, (Staffing Industry Review Magazine) and co-author of the textbook e-Commerce in Virtual Worlds.

About Plante Moran
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014, Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is one of the country’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

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