Alan Whitman has become chairman and CEO of accounting, advisory and professional services firm Baker Tilly after serving as CEO-elect.

Whitman formally assumes overall management and strategic direction of the firm, as well as overseeing and managing the client service program, leading the development of leadership and management platforms, and directing recruiting and retention efforts. Charged with growing the firm’s national presence and accelerating its success, Whitman will utilize a strategic leadership platform to guide Baker Tilly that consists of three pillars: collaboration, celebrating our people, and revered brand.

“After being a part of Baker Tilly for more than a decade, I am thrilled to be leading our nationally recognized firm with leading capabilities and professionals who are among the most influential in the accounting and advisory profession,” Whitman said. “I am looking forward to advancing our vision of becoming America’s finest professional services firm, continuing strategic growth and leveraging our game-changing collaboration to provide tailored and responsive professional services.”