CLA names Gretchen Whalen as managing principal, announces other promotions

CliftonLarson Allen, a wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting services firm in Tampa, has announced a number of promotions including Gretchen Whalen as the firm’s managing principal.

Gretchen Whalen

In addition to Whalen’s promotion, other CLA team members also received new titles and responsibilities.

Jeff Bonick will be chief practice officer of CLA’s Sunbelt Region.


Ed Carey, Principal, Real Estate

Ginny Veit, Principal, Tax-Federal Solutions

Dave Laugtug, Principal, Private Equity

Jim Barton, IT & Cybersecurity CRM and Relationship Director

Chris Holloway, Director, Emerging Industries-Professional Services

Chris Weaver, Director, Transportation & Logistics

Eddie Duggan, Manager, Manufacturing and Distribution

Robert Castiglia, Senior, Tax-Federal Solutions

Saul Vasquez, Senior, Private Equity

Brent Mikkleson, Senior

Brandon Chambers, Senior, Technology

Thomas Manteiga, Senior, Construction



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