Press Release: December 19, 2012
Smith Brings Depth of Knowledge and Experience to Baden's Tax Team
Kara M. Smith, CPA, has joined Baden Gage & Schroeder as a Senior Tax Manager. Kara brings over 16 years of tax experience specializing in tax consulting and services. Her practice focuses on consultations in business structure, buy/sell scenarios, growth planning, estate planning, and tax reduction strategies.
Press Release: December 6, 2012
Baden Announces Staff Promotions
Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce the following promotions:
Press Release: December 29, 2011
Hootman Elected Managing Director of Baden Gage & Schroeder
Christine Hootman has been selected as the managing director of Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC effective January 1, 2012. She will succeed Perry Schroeder, one of the founding directors of the firm who will become an adviser to the executive committee, as well as continuing to serve clients.
“Chris will be the first female managing director of a CPA firm of this size based in Indiana,” explains Perry Schroeder. “I have great confidence in her ability to lead and succeed with the organization that she has helped to build.”
Hootman joined Baden Gage & Schroeder in 1987 and within 10 years became a director. Her CPA practice focuses on providing audit and consulting services for manufacturers, distributors, construction and service companies. Her experience also includes sale/buy advisory and acquisition services, and litigation support. In 2010 Hootman was honored with the Indiana CPA Society Chair Award for her outstanding service to the profession.
“We are so fortunate to have Perry as one of our founders and as a mentor. His leadership and vision have had an enormous impact on our firm, the companies we serve, and the community,” said Hootman. “I am committed to continuing the legacy of our founders and maintaining our reputation for outstanding client service.”
About Baden Gage & Schroeder
Established in 1980, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The Fort Wayne-based firm has 50 staff members: 8 directors plus 42 employees. The executive committee includes Jeffrey Sanderson, tax director; Diane Zimmerman, director; and Christine Hootman, managing director. Baden is dedicated to helping closely held businesses and individuals analyze their situations, realize their potential, and implement solutions to maximize their economic progress. Baden, Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms.
Press Release: November 21, 2011
Baden, Gage & Schroeder is pleased to announce the following promotions
Supervisors: Juliana Eichman, CPA; Mark Landrigan, CPA; and Lisa Smith, CPA.
Senior Accountant: Lianne Shaffter, CPA
Press Release: November 21, 2011
Winebar Joins Firm as Staff Accountant
Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Allyson Winebar has joined the firm as a Staff Accountant. Allyson is a recent graduate of IPFW where she was one of the top accounting students, graduating with summa cum laude honors.
Press Release: September 12, 2011
American Society of Appraisers Member Mike Smith Receives Distinguished Credentials
Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC Senior Manager Mike Smith receives the distinguished Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers.
The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others dedicated to the education, development and growth of the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major organization representing ALL disciplines of appraisal specialists, originating in 1936 and incorporating in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.
Press Release: August 29 , 2011
Baden Hires New Marketing Manager as Zacharias Retires
Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Lara A. Burita has joined the firm as the marketing manager. Lara has over 20 years of experience in professional services and manufacturing marketing. Lara will be continuing the work of C. Lynn Zacharias, who is retiring as the marketing manager after 16 years with the firm.
Press Release: August 2, 2011
Langel Joins Baden as In-charge Accountant
Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Ben Langel, CPA, has joined the firm as an In-charge Accountant.
Press Release: January 4, 2011
Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Tina M. Perez, CPA, has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation.
This certification was granted by the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Inc. (ICCIFP) a not-for-profit corporation established in 2003 to promote the highest standards of construction financial management through the credentialing of construction financial professionals. ICCIFP is an independent, separately incorporated entity affiliated with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) that issues credentials to individuals who successfully meet its standards.
The purpose of this designation is to:
Tina is a Senior Manager in the Construction Industry Services Group at Baden, Gage & Schroeder. She has over 25 years of professional experience and specializes in providing auditing, accounting and tax services for clients in the construction, service, wholesale and not-for-profit industries.
Press Release: November 22, 2010
Hootman Named 2010 Chair Award Recipient
Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Christine K. Hootman, CPA was honored by the Indiana CPA Society at their annual CPA Celebration on November 19. Chris is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Chair's Award for outstanding dedication and service to the CPA profession. The award was presented to Chris by Douglas Roth, CPA, 2009-10 Chair of the Indiana CPA Society Board and Manager of Internal Audit at Do it Best Corp. in Fort Wayne.
Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and the Ohio CPA Society. She is active in the community and serves on several boards, including the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation and Financial Executives International. Chris has also been a member of the Indiana CPA Society's Future Issues Task Force and the Nominating Committee. Chris is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Defiance College.