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Leaders & Innovators: Leslie Murphy

Leslie Murphy is president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc., in Ann Arbor. Murphy Consulting provides services to businesses and professional firms in the areas of corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and programs dedicated to the advancement of women in leadership roles. Murphy also serves as a director of Kelly Services Inc., VSP Global, and the Detroit Legal News Corp., as well as such charitable organizations as St. John Providence Health System, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Early Childhood Investment Corp., Children’s Leadership Council, and Covenant House of Michigan. Previously, she was chair of the board at St. John’s, where she oversaw several initiatives, including a system overhaul providing several million dollars in savings, hiring a new CEO, and the opening of a new hospital. Murphy is a retired partner and former member of the senior leadership team of Plante & Moran, the nation’s 12th largest public accounting and management consulting firm. Her positions included group managing partner in charge of all client services. She co-founded the firm’s Personal Tightrope Action Committee, whose groundbreaking policy recommendations helped Plante & Moran win recognition as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. In 2005, Murphy became only the third woman to chair the 350,000-member American Institute of Certified Public Accounting. She continues her service as a member of the AICPA Governing Council, the subcommittee on enterprise risk management of the assurance services executive committee, and the subcommittee on relations with the judiciary. In 2012, she received AICPA’s gold medal for distinguished service, the highest individual award within the profession. Murphy’s other recognitions include the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Fusion Group’s Horizon Award for Professional Services; the American Society of CPAs’ Woman CPA of the Year; an inclusion in Crain’s Detroit Business Most Influential Women in Southeastern Michigan and Health Care Heroes; CPA magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners; and Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and has honorary doctorates from Walsh College and Cleary University. Read the full profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2014

In this NASA photo, a small cross is placed where Comet ISON should be. But it isn't -- because, unfortunately for us Earthly observers, it apparently disintegrated on its one and only pass around the sun.

Matt’s Favorites: Sign Up For Innovation Event, High-Tech New Mustang, Mulally May Stay Put, And Much More

So what’s the latest on this suddenly wintry Friday? Got your top tech headlines, right here…

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

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Plante Moran Sponsoring Webinar On Buying Innovation

Join WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush and panelists gathered by the Southfield accounting and business advisory firm Plante Moran for a webinar on a novel idea for getting innovation into your organization — buying it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: Bye ‘Til July 15, Take That Innovation Survey, Astronomy Groups Snub Shatner, And Much More

What’s the latest, coolest and most amazing on this, the last day before your Tech Report takes its summer break? Read on, MacDuff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: Summer Break Coming, Take An Innovation Survey, And Much More

So what’s the latest and greatest in the ever-changing world of high tech? Well, on this holiday-shortened week, check out these beauts…

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013

Plante Moran Launches Healthcare Reform Website

Plante Moran PLLC has launched a website to guide employers and healthcare providers through the intricacies of U.S. healthcare reform.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: Take An Innovation Survey, And A Billion Pixel Tour of Mars, And More

So what’s new and cool in the amazing world of high tech? Ah, Grasshopper, let’s quiet our minds and check these out…

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013

Innovation Survey

Plante Moran Survey Offers Free Evaluation Of Business’ Innovation Potential

The accounting and business advisory firm Plante Moran is back for a third year to ask Midwest organizations how they fuel innovation. The Plante Moran 2013 Innovation Survey aims to share best practices among its participants, to make participants more innovative.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

The atrium fountain at Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit. Photo courtesy Maia Cowan.

Plante Moran To Open Detroit Office In Compuware Building

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, announced it is opening a 75-employee office in Detroit in the Compuware building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

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Plante Moran Launches ‘Women in Leadership’ Initiative

The CPA and business advisory firm Plante Moran PLLC Friday announced the launch of its Women in Leadership initiative for the attraction, retention, development and advancement of women into leadership positions within the firm.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2013

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