Accomplished executive will focus on driving execution of key strategic priorities
SOUTHFIELD, MICH. (June 9, 2016) – Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) named Jacqueline Wiggins to be the firm’s new chief of staff, to help drive leadership initiatives and support including strategic planning, operations, administrative and executive operations.
“We are very pleased that Jacque has joined Baker Tilly,” Baker Tilly CEO Alan Whitman said. “As we grow and build upon our position of leadership in the profession, we will continue to advance our strategic priorities. Jacque will enable those efforts by providing innovative and forward thinking leadership to facilitate collaboration and execution across the firm.”
Wiggins joins Baker Tilly after serving as chief operating officer of Inforum, a Michigan-based professional organization focused on accelerating careers for women and boosting talent initiatives for companies. As COO, Wiggins was responsible for developing and guiding Inforum’s strategic direction, brand integration and marketing, and member engagement and corporate investor strategies.
“I am proud to join Baker Tilly – a growing organization that continues to increase its national presence,” Wiggins said. “They are innovators in people, process and client service and I am looking forward to helping advance the firm’s core strategies.”
As Baker Tilly’s chief of staff, Wiggins will act as point of contact for internal and external constituencies on major matters pertaining to the firm’s executive leadership body, the Office of the CEO. She will translate strategic priorities into actionable and qualitative plans aligned to the firm’s strategic direction.
Prior to Inforum, Wiggins held progressively responsible executive leadership positions in the banking industry, including Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and ABN AMRO Services Company.
About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)
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 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.