EHTC CONGRATULATES AND HONORS DIANE L. FRIAR FOR 36 YEAR OF DEDICATION AND EXPERTISE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—On June 26, EHTC gave a final farewell to Diane L. Friar in celebration of her retirement and in honor of her 36 years at the firm. Dennis Echelbarger, founder of EHTC, hired Diane L. Friar as his receptionist/secretary two weeks after opening his office in 1977. During Diane’s career, she became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) specialist, and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Diane also became the first staff person to rise to shareholder status in 1985.
Diane rose above and beyond for clients, staff, and the community. With clients, she excelled in litigation, business valuation, accounting, and building lasting relationships. Diane played a strong role internally as human resources, boosting employee morale, and organizing community/charity fundraisers.
“Diane has been a very valuable part of our firm from the beginning. Her imprint will continue as we go forward. She will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered,” said Dennis Echelbarger, CPA/CFF/CGMA, EHTC Chairman.
About Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC)
Established in 1977, EHTC is one of the most successful locally-owned accounting firms in Michigan. Recognized as business leaders in the community, EHTC’s shareholders and staff members are dedicated to providing high quality tax, accounting, technology solutions, personal planning, and management advisory services to mid-market businesses, service organizations, and individuals. EHTC’s specialties include: business valuation & litigation support, QuickBooks consulting & bookkeeping services, state & local tax expertise, receivership services, employee benefit & broker-dealer audits and sales and support of Microsoft Dynamics® ERP & CRM solutions. EHTC is an independent member of the BDO USA Alliance. EHTC is dedicated to helping both employees and clients reach their full potential.