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Zausmer Announces New Chief Financial Officer Dana M. Wothe

Zausmer is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana M. Wothe as Chief Financial Officer.

Dana’s responsibilities will focus on finance, accounting, information technology, business intelligence and operations, along with implementing strategic process improvements.  He will assist in laying the groundwork infrastructure for the firm’s future growth.

“We are pleased to welcome Dana as our CFO. He has many years of experience that will allow our firm to continue to grow well into the future,” said Managing Shareholder Mark Zausmer.

Dana has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, information technology, and other areas of law firm administration. He has implemented significant changes and improvements in internal financial systems and processes, including managing a major refresh of IT that included extensive hardware/software upgrades, and developed an annual operating budget achieving significant improvements in billing and cash flow. Dana has proven to be a goal-oriented team player and has demonstrated a strong track record of leadership in the administration and operations of sizeable professional service organizations.

“I am excited to fill a need in the finance area, as the firm has grown so quickly. I look forward to further developing client and banking relationships and assisting in developing the internal framework to enhance the growth of the firm,” added Dana.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Science from Bob Jones University and actively practicing as a CPA for eleven years with two public accounting firms, Dana successfully completed the Executive MBA program at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. He also has the designation of being a Charter Global Management Accountant.  Dana is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA); Financial Executives International (FEI); and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

Dana and his wife, Debbie, have three children, a daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter. Dana has also been involved in various charitable work for his community, including sorting and organizing donations for disaster relief services and preparing boxed holiday meals. Outside of the office, he enjoys working on cars, including his 1953 military version (M37) Dodge Powerwagon, and is often spotted at the Greenfield Village Car Shows and local cruises. He also enjoys cycling and canoeing.  As a teenager, he rode his bicycle with a group from Cincinnati, OH to Brevard, NC.  He has canoed the New River in West Virginia, the Wolf River in Wisconsin, the Yellowstone River in Montana, the North Platte and Snake Rivers in Wyoming, and the Colorado River in Colorado. Despite all of his professional and personal achievements, he admits that his real claim to fame is the fact that he caught the first foul ball ever hit at Comerica Park when the stadium opened on April 11, 2000.

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Author: Zausmer


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