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AGN NA Member Hungerford Nichols Elects New Managing Shareholder

February 17, 2022

Press Release: February 2022

Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 9, 2022 – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors announced the election of Tom Prince, CPA, MBA to Managing Shareholder, which was effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Rick Chrisman, who assumed the role of Shareholder. 

“Tom and I have worked together for the last 34 years.  He has been a great business partner as well as a friend. Hungerford Nichols is proud of its culture and the quality of our team,” said Rick Chrisman, CPA, MST, Shareholder. Tom deserves a lot of the credit for leading the charge in recruiting and mentoring our team. 

He is a servant leader who truly wants our employees to have fulfilling careers and a work-life balance.  He is willing to do whatever he can to make that happen.  Tom is a strategic thinker and a good communicator.  He is committed to our values and is ready for the challenge.   He will do a great job of leading our firm.”

Tom joined the firm in 1988 and was named a Shareholder in 2001. He works with a wide variety of closely-held businesses, primarily in the manufacturing, distribution, and construction industries. He specializes in tax planning strategies, but also provides audit and review services to his business clients.

His focus is working with business owners to assist them in fulfilling their long-term business and personal financial goals. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Calvin University 1987 and his MBA from Grand Valley State University in 1994.

He earned his CPA in Michigan in 1990. Tom serves as the Board Treasurer of the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF), is on the Finance & Operations Committee of Grand Rapids Christian Schools, and serves on the Finance Committee of Calvin Christian Reformed Church.

Aaron Sal, CPA, Shareholder states, “Tom has a strong commitment to values, family, community, and investing in people. Over the past 20 years, I have had the opportunity to be mentored by Tom and work alongside him and I am continually impressed with his leadership and ability to build strong relationships with others.

Additionally, he is passionate about the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  He works to ensure a good quality of life for his team members and their families. His strong work ethic and positive attitude are qualities that have been a guiding force for the firm for many years and provide the foundation for our success as we continue to serve the West Michigan communities we love.”

About Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors has been proudly serving our communities for over 80 years. Locally owned and controlled since 1941, Hungerford Nichols is a full-service CPA firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Greenville, Muskegon, and St. Joseph, MI. The firm provides accounting, business advisory, tax return preparation, tax planning, auditing, wealth management, fraud and litigation services, and managed IT services with an emphasis on closely-held and family-owned businesses. The firm also serves Governmental entities, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Employee Benefit Plans. Hungerford Nichols has grown to become the largest locally owned, independent CPA firm in West Michigan. www.hungerfordnichols.com

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