Keith Grover, CPA
Keith earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He has been in public accounting for over 25 years, and at Polk and Associates, PLC for over 20 years.
Keith is the firm’s leader in its real estate practice. He assist clients in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, including projections and forecasts, real estate exchanges, acquisition due diligence, cost segregation studies, and tax planning.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Outside of Polk and Associates, Keith has served as a board member and Treasurer of a private organization.
Richard Williams, CPA, ABV, CGMA
Rick is the Managing Partner of Polk and Associates and Director of our Attest, Valuation and Manufacturing services divisions. Rick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. He has served in public accounting for over 30 years specializing in Manufacturing and Healthcare valuation and has earned his Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) from the AICPA and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Rick is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services section, Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), MMA Tax Policy Committee, Society of Automotive Engineers, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA), and Automation Alley. Rick has served on the executive and finance committees of several private and religious organizations.
Robert Bennett, Senior Audit Manager , CPA, CGMA
Robert earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from University of Windsor, Master of Arts in Political Science from University of Windsor, and his Master of Science in Accountancy from Walsh College. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Robert joined Polk and Associates in 2012 and has worked in public accounting for 11 years. He has expertise in performing auditing and auditing of Housing Urban Development that meet the Governmental Auditing Standards; Reviews and Compilations. Robert helps clients who are intimidated and frustrated with the prospect of completing an audit. Robert has developed procedures and utilizes technology to assist his clients in achieving an efficient and effective audit and reducing the stress of his clients.
James C. Zann, Director of Tax, CPA, CVA
Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, and attended undergraduate studies in accounting at Wayne State University.
Jim is a Senior Manager at our St. Clair Shores office and works with individuals and businesses to develop effective tax strategies and provide consulting and valuation services as well as assist clients with their more traditional public accounting attest needs.
Jim is a member of the Michigan Association of Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Jim has served on various committees in the valuation area and has over 20 years in public accounting.
Derek M. Chavis, Tax Manager, CPA, EA
Derek earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy from Eastern Michigan University. Derek is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) as well as a A2Y Regional Chamber member.
Derek joined Polk and Associates in 2017 and has worked professionally in both public accounting and the private sector with a niche in real estate for 8 years.
Brenda Blosser, Director of Firm Management, AAAPM
Brenda joined Polk and Associates, PLC in 2013. As the Director of Firm Management, she is focused on the ongoing development of efficient and effective best practices for the firm. Her expertise is in the areas of firm management and operations, strategic planning, database management, and human resources. She has extensive experience in supervision of administrative support, employee development and mentoring.
Prior to joining Polk and Associates, Brenda was a Regional Administrative Manager with a local public accounting firm for 13 years. Prior to her public accounting experience, she worked in the automotive industry in the areas of client relations, employee relations and recruitment for Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, General Motors and Arvin Meritor. Brenda attended Northwood University, is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), VSHRM, CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA), and is a member of the MICPA.