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Team Member Spotlight: Dave Echelbarger, CPA/CGMA

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2021

Dave Echelbarger - First National Bank of Michigan

Dave Echelbarger, CPA/CGMA  is a Shareholder and the Managing Partner at EHTC. Dave is responsible for the vision and direction of EHTC, focusing on strategic thinking, nurturing the culture for the firm, and keeping up-to-date with industry trends and topics. As the leader of the firm's management team, Dave has a significant role in managing the operations and business development at EHTC. In addition to his extensive tax and accounting experience, Dave has over 24 years of experience in technology consulting and implementation.

Dave spearheaded the implementation of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) at EHTC, which allows the firm to align and synchronize departments. As the Visionary for the firm, he inspires team members to live the EHTC core values both in and out of the office and motivates team members and clients alike to achieve their full potential by leading training sessions on key business components. Dave also leads the Insurance Agency Niche team, a group that is developing this focus within the firm. With insurance companies utilizing multiple service lines within EHTC, including tax, accounting services, valuations, and assurance, Dave’s strategic thinking enables him to be a key player in assisting companies reach their full potential as well.

Dave remains active both within the firm as well as in the community and industry. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the MICPA. Additionally, Dave serves on the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Michigan and is the Chair of the Tax and Regulatory Affairs Committee as well as a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Dave has made big impacts in both the firm and community, and the entire team at EHTC is excited to see what the future will bring!

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EHTC is a dedicated, full-service CPA firm in West Michigan that focuses on helping clients to achieve their full potential through comprehensive accounting, finance and tax services. We are a local firm with large firm resources, using a team approach to proactive client service that helps our clients gain a competitive advantage through our ability to develop strategies and present realistic solutions that build value.

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