Baker Tilly Named 2016 LearningElite Organization by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

CHICAGO (April 28, 2016) – Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) recently was recognized as a 2016 LearningElite organization by Human Capital Media (HCM), the largest integrated media company supporting the human resources industry and publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

“We are honored to be recognized alongside other world-class organizations for this achievement,” Baker Tilly Chief Human Resources Officer Karleen Mussman said. “We are proud of the leadership, team member engagement and commitment to development that made this award possible.”

One of Baker Tilly’s strategic priorities is to contribute to our clients’ success by serving as a Valued Business Advisors (VBA). The firm has made significant investments in its VBA training program that has resulted in an important and strategic win-win. The firm understands that as its people grow and develop as VBAs, the firm’s clients realize benefits with even greater levels of service and satisfaction.

“Like our people, our firm is constantly learning, developing and growing. We are very proud of our commitment to those values and believe they are among the things that make Baker Tilly a very special place to work,” added Mussman.

The 2016 LearningElite judges commented that Baker Tilly has “(an) innovative approach to developing the individual as a whole – technical as well as non-technical.”

“At Baker Tilly we are committed to providing a learning and development program that suits each individual—based on career stage, professional goals and what each team member needs to achieve his or her objectives,” Executive Director of Learning and Development Diane Kelly said. “We will continue to develop and deliver cutting edge learning programs to ensure our team members have the tools they need to provide exceptional client service.”

The LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results. The LearningElite program utilizes best practices in evaluation to rank the best organizations based upon their impact, size and industries served.

The complete list of 2016 LearningElite winners is available at

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.