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The McGladrey Alliance 2010 Leadership Forum Is a Great Success

McGladrey announces new name for its affiliation of independently owned accounting firms


Peoria, IL –The McGladrey Alliance, a premier affiliation of U.S.-based independent accounting and consulting firms, today announced the success of the 21st McGladrey Alliance Leadership Forum. Held at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Orlando, Florida, from June 9-11, 2010, The McGladrey Alliance members from across the nation gathered for the three-day event focused on strategies for growing their business and achieving full economic potential.

“This year’s leadership forum was even more unique with the timing and excitement of McGladrey’s brand roll out and the announcement of our new name, The McGladrey Alliance,” said Deb Lockwood, Managing Director, The McGladrey Alliance. “The RSM McGladrey Network has had a 20-year history of success and The McGladrey Alliance has a bright future.”

Members of The McGladrey Alliance will benefit from this new brand identity. The new name and McGladrey logo will help them communicate their affiliation with McGladrey and capitalize on the power of association with a premiere assurance, tax and consulting provider.

The McGladrey Alliance members participated in roundtable discussions where they shared best practices and expertise surrounding specific business issues that affect areas of their firms. Additionally, the forum included networking time designed to connect members with their McGladrey Alliance colleagues, leadership team and key service providers. Attendees gained strategic business growth insight from world-renowned keynote speakers through high-impact general sessions which included:

  • RSM McGladrey’s President and COO C.E. Andrews and Dave Scudder, Managing Partner at McGladrey and Pullen, shared their insights on McGladrey’s strategy, competitive positioning, and branding, and how to leverage this platform to maximize results.
  • Jason Jennings, one of the most in-demand business development and leadership experts in the world, revealed his top five secrets of the best growth companies. He shared his proven business development and economic growth strategies and how to create economic value.
  • Jim Craig, U.S. Olympic Hockey team goalie, shared his experiences and lessons on the importance of “gold medal team work.”
  • About The McGladrey Alliance
    The McGladrey Alliance is a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 90 members in 42 states and Puerto Rico. The McGladrey Alliance member firms maintain their name, autonomy and independence and are responsible for their own client fee arrangements, delivery of services and maintenance of client relationships. The McGladrey Alliance is a business of RSM McGladrey, Inc., a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. For more information, call toll free 800-537-7163 or visit www.mcgladrey.com.

    About McGladrey
    McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms. For more information, visit the McGladrey website at www.mcgladrey.com, join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.


Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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