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Charles R. Droege

Partner, CPA
312 729 8008

Chuck Droege, Partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has been with the firm since 1999. He serves as the regional leader of the professional services and technology group, which includes more than eighty employees and four partners.


  • Partner on reviews and audits of more than twenty large professional service, technology consulting, and retail businesses
  • Partner in charge of more than forty employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans, and other types of qualified employee benefit plans
  • Partner and pre-issuance reviewer of more than ten large college and university audits
  • Team leader for large Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 project
  • Tax compliance experience including research, planning, and preparation
  • Assists clients with various bookkeeping services
  • Specializes in serving closely held middle-market businesses
  • Attends accounting and auditing conferences and seminars


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chicago International Film Festival Board Member, 2012 – present
  • Field Museum President’s Leadership Council, 2012–2015
  • Gene Siskel Film Center Advisory Board, 2013 – present
  • Emerson East Neighborhood Association Board Member; 2001–2003
  • East Isthmus Neighborhood Planning Council Finance Board Member; 2001–2003
  • Urban Open Space Foundation Audit Committee Member; 2003–2008
  • Forward Service Corporation Board Member; 2003–2008
  • Leader of Donations Committee at Baker Tilly headquarters, 2010
  • Civic Federation of Chicago, Executive Committee, 2014 – present


University of Wisconsin – Superior
Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Magna Cum Laude