Baker Tilly Names Chuck Droege Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading advisory, tax and assurance firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) appoints Chuck Droege as chief operating officer. Effective June 1, Droege will succeed Brandon Andries who has served as COO for more than 15 years and will now transition into a specialized role focusing on strategic initiatives.

“The pairing of Chuck’s financial and technological dexterity is unique,” Baker Tilly CEO Alan Whitman said. “Matched with strong leadership skills and an enthusiastic curiosity for what’s possible, Chuck is the perfect choice to help shape our organization’s continuing transformation as we build the advisory CPA firm of the future, today.”

“Having spent my entire career with Baker Tilly, I’m proud of where we’ve been, and even more excited for where we’re headed,” Droege said. “I’m honored to lead our firm’s operations as we shape our processes and create efficiencies that will propel us forward.”

In his new role, Droege will oversee the firm’s delivery model innovation, blending advanced technology and finance operations to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Droege joined Baker Tilly in 1999 and has held a number of leadership roles since that time, most recently as leading partner of the professional services and technology practice. Droege is active in the Chicago community serving on boards of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago International Film Festival and Gene Siskel Film Center.

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