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2016 Inductees to the RSM Hall of Fame

RSM celebrates 90 years in its original hometown

In 2016, RSM's past and present came together to celebrate the firm's 90th anniversary and the inaugural Hall of Fame induction. Attendees traveled from across the country to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the firm originated in 1926.

The evening kicked off with a welcome reception where attendees could reconnect with former and current coworkers and take a walk down memory lane as they scrolled through the new virtual museum kiosks. The party then moved into the ballroom for dinner and the evening program.  

The night was full of emotion and laughter as employees, former managing partners and family members graced the stage to accept their awards. Two consistent messages came across throughout the night: the support the firm provides its people and the pride people have for this firm.

It was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring back some of the leading individuals in our firm's history together under one roof. We want to thank our inductees and partners and principals who attended to celebrate this significant milestone in our firm's history.

Class of 2016

Ira B. McGladrey
Founded the Firm in 1926. Served as managing partner from 1926 -1952. Ira became a recognized leader in the profession, whose work changed the way accounting was practiced across the nation.

George Hansen
Served as managing partner from 1952-1966.

Ivan Bull
Served as managing partner from 1966 -1981. Ivan was known for his strong integrity, humble beginnings and was a fantastic leader.

Jack Wahlig
Served as managing partner from 1982 –1989. Being a great visionary was one of Jack’s key contributions to the firm.

LeRoy Martin
Served as managing partner from 1989 -1997. His focus on the people was one of his key contributions to the firm.

Tom Rotherham
Served as the Chief Operating Officer of M&P and in the office of the managing Partner (OMP) from 1997 –1999.

Mark Scally
Served in the office of the managing partner (OMP) from 1997 -1999. He was an excellent visionary and dynamic speaker.

Bob Jensen
Served in the office of the managing partner (OMP) from 1997 -1999. He was a key visionary of RSM services for the private equity business segment.

Bill Travis
Served as managing partner for McGladrey& Pullen from 1999 –2006.

Dave Scudder

Served as managing partner from 2007 -2011. National leader of emerging business strategy from 2013-present.

Tom Berry

Senior director of national finance

Susie Cheeney
Senior director of application development IT

Jerri Dahlman
Receptionist for Des Moines office

Joy Demme

Director of national events and meetings

Rick Miller
General counsel for RSM


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