Accounting's Advisory Council

Current Members

Name Position

David Bernard, '74

 

Former VP for Taxes and Real Estate, Kimberly Clark, Oshkosh Wisconsin
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Tech, Bernard began an illustrious career at Kimberly Clark in 1974. After earning an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh while continuing his work, and moving around within the tax department, he retired as the VP for Taxes and Real Estate.   In addition to his work at Kimberley Clark, he was a member of the Tax Executives Institute for over 25 years and served as the Institutes International President in 2006-2007.  Bernard also served on the IRS’s Advisory Council from 2008 through 2011.  He currently sits on Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics Dean’s Advisory Council.

Christine Dittmer

The Dow Chemical Company, Midland Michigan

Christine Dittmer earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting Information Systems from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Specializing in IT/Systems, she joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Detroit, where she created narratives of systems processes and key
controls for public audit clients. She next joined The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, where she held the positions of a cost accountant and junior analyst before assuming her current role, Manufacturing SME in the Cost Process Technology Center. Her work in this area includes supporting manufacturing variances, GRIR, and ERP implementation. She also serves as a LIFO Subject Matter Expert, where she designed and implemented a functional LIFO interface. Christine is currently pursing an Executive MBA and resides in the Midland area with her spouse and children.

Ronald Feick, '75

 

Former Assistant General Tax Counsel for General Motors, Detroit Michigan and Zurich Switzerland
After receiving a BSBA (Accounting) with High Honor from Michigan Tech, Feick began his career with Ernst & Ernst in 1975.  A Payton Award winner, he joined the General Motors Tax Staff in January 1987, beginning a 22 year career with the automaker.  After earning his JD (Cum Laude, Order of the Coif) from Wayne State University while at General Motors, Feick moved around within the tax department holding senior positions such as General Tax Counsel – Europe located at GM’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, as well as North American Tax Counsel for all of General Motors North American Operations.  He retired from General Motors late 2008 and returned to the Detroit Office of Ernst & Young.  Feick is an MTU Alumni Association Life Member, a member of the School’s Business Academy (1997), and a past member of the School’s National Advisory Board.

Daniel D. Greenlee, ‘74


President, Michigan Tech Fund

Dan Greenlee received his B.S. degree in business administration in 1974 from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan. Mr. Greenlee is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Greenlee was appointed to his current position as the President of the Michigan Tech Fund, in June of 2014.  Previously, he was Michigan Tech University's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Board of Control for 13 years. As the President of the Michigan Tech Fund, he is responsible for endowment investments and investment manager relationships, along with general fiduciary responsibilities.

Mr. Greenlee was hired as Controller at the University in 1999. As the Controller of the University he was responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, plant fund, research accounting, purchasing, property office, and financial reporting and tax issues.  In 2001, Mr. Greenlee was promoted to the CFO of the University and appointed as the Treasurer of the Board of Control.  He remained in those positions until June, 2014.

Prior to coming to the University, Mr. Greenlee served as senior vice president/controller at D&N Bank, Hancock, Michigan. He began his career at D&N Bank in 1984 and prior to becoming their senior vice president/controller, he served in a variety of positions, as: secondary market services, financial analysis, asset management, and treasurer/portfolio manager.

Mr. Greenlee's early career experience began as a senior auditor for Arthur Young and Company CPAs (later Ernst & Young CPAs), and later, as a cost accounting supervisor for Niagara of Wisconsin Paper Corporation.

Theresa Laubrick, '11

Tax Senior, Deloitte Tax LLP, Detroit, Michigan

Theresa Laubrick graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University in 2011 with B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance and minors in Enterprise and Music. Throughout her college education, Theresa completed an internship at Raytheon in Forest, Mississippi, and was selected as Michigan Tech’s Outstanding Woman in Business. In addition, she was part of the Applied Portfolio Management Portfolio program and represented Michigan Tech at the Beta Gamma Sigma leadership conference in Arlington, Virginia. Theresa has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2011. She began her career at Deloitte Tax LLP in October of 2011. At Deloitte, Theresa specializes in the Research and Development Tax credit. She is also involved with the Women’s Initiative (WIN) which encourages a culture where all leaders thrive. Theresa has a passion for music and enjoys travelling throughout the
US and abroad.

L. Joe Moravy, ‘72


Former Partner, Ernst & Young LLC - Chicago Illinois
Mr. Moravy received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with honor from Michigan Technological University in 1972 (concentration in economics).  He went on to earn an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1974 (concentration in accounting). He joined the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen LLP in 1974, and progressed to partner.  In 2002 he joined the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP, as a partner, where he provided assurance and advisory services to public and private financial services companies until retiring in 2008.  He has served on the Board of the AQR Funds since 2008 and of the Nuveen Exchange-Traded Commodity Funds since 2012.  At AQR Funds Mr. Moravy is the designated audit committee financial expert, as well as the Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.  Also, since 2008 he has provided consulting and litigation support services related to accounting and auditing.  He is a Life Trustee of the Michigan Tech Fund, and a member of the Michigan Tech Academy of Business, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Independent Directors Council of the Investment Company Institute, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Previously he served as a trustee of the Michigan Tech Fund and as a member of the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics National Advisory Council. 

Dorothy (“Dot”) Proux, '86


Partner, Ernst & Young LLC - Chicago Illinois

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Tech, Dot joined Arthur Andersen in Detroit as a staff in the Tax Department.  After spending 8 years at Andersen, Dot joined Ernst & Young, eventually moving to the firm’s Chicago office upon her promotion to partner in 2000.  Dot’s experience as a partner at Ernst & Young has included serving large global clients and leading many internal talent development initiatives.

Ed Robinson, '66

Transportation Consultant

Robinson was an honor graduate of Michigan Tech in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began his career as a business consultant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche) in Chicago. When he left the company in 1991, he was National Director of Transportation Services. Since then he has worked as a private financial and strategic business consultant to numerous companies within the transportation industry and serves on several corporate boards. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Minnesota Society of CPAs, the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Commission of Minnesota, and has many other professional affiliations. Robinson is a Michigan Tech Fund Life Trustee, having served on the Board of Trustees from 1985-1995. He was inducted into the MTU Business and Engineering Administration Academy in 1994. Having a strong commitment to the School of Business and Economics, he was Chair of the Tidwell Center Endowment Campaign.