Lorretta received a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Northwood University. She has been in public accounting since 1993 and joined the firm in June of 1996.
Lorretta has served clients in a wide variety of industries, including QuickBooks training and consulting, not-for-profit organizations, school districts, manufacturing, retail, construction and taxation. She is currently the Treasurer of the Zonta Club of Lapeer, a member of the Economic Club of Lapeer County and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Lorretta is married to Mark, and has two children, Travis and Rebecca.
When did you decide to go into the accounting field and why? First year into college. I was studying Business Management, and my roommate was majoring in accounting. I found myself helping her get through her first year and realized I really enjoyed it, so I switched my major the following year.
Why did you decide to work in public accounting, rather than private sector? Right out of college I worked for a Tier 1 automotive supplier in their accounting department, but had a significant drive to work. A small CPA firm, closer to home offered me a job. Once I began working with all the different clients and realizing the help and benefit I could offer to multiple clients, I was hooked on Public Accounting.
Tell us about an organization that you are a member and why you enjoy being part of that organization or why you picked it? I am a member of Zonta Club of Lapeer. It is an international service organization which is dedicated to promoting the status of women. The Lapeer Chapter’s main service projects are scholarships for women, supporting LACADA, the safe house in Lapeer, a STEM conference for girls to encourage middle school aged girls to pursue Math and Science, and supporting the Family Literacy Center of Lapeer.
Where is your favorite place to travel? Anywhere that has a nice beach.
Where would you like to vacation that you have not and why? Europe, to see some of the old world history, castles, and other landmarks.
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