Baker Tilly CEO and AICPA Chairman Tim Christen Recipient of The Advisory Board’s 2017 Hall of Fame Award

CHICAGO (April 12, 2016) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) Chairman and CEO and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Chairman Tim Christen will be recognized by the Advisory Board as the recipient of the 2017 Hall of Fame Award for the significant contributions he has made to the accounting profession. Tim will receive the award at the 2017 Winning is Everything conference January 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I’m honored to be joining such an esteemed group of past recipients,” Christen said. “To be recognized by my peers is especially humbling and gratifying.”

“Tim’s passion for our profession and his commitment to giving back by coaching and mentoring others are what make him so deserving of this prestigious recognition,” Baker Tilly CEO-Elect Alan Whitman said. “This honor underscores the enormous respect Tim has earned in a career defined by outstanding achievement.”

The Advisory Board is a partnership of esteemed accounting firm consultants Gary Boomer (Boomer Consulting), Allan Koltin (Koltin Consulting), and Gary Shamis (BDO USA, LLP) that offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to CPA firm practice management including strategic management, marketing, technology and organizational consulting services.

Christen currently serves on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), a global coalition of financial services professionals and non-governmental organizations dedicated to advancing the practice of integrated reporting (IR).

Christen is also actively engaged with Baker Tilly International and other member firms. He currently serves on the Baker Tilly International Board of Directors and chairs the Remuneration Committee.

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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 2,800 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 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.