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Apple Growth Partners Tax Director Receives University of Akron School of Accountancy Honor


Apple Growth Partners Tax Director Receives University of Akron School of Accountancy Honor

CLEVELAND & AKRON, OHIO– (April 25, 2016)—Apple Growth Partners (AGP) is pleased to announce our very own Chuck Mullen Chuck Mullen head shothas been named one of the 2016 Outstanding Accounting & Tax Professionals by the University of Akron School of Accountancy!

Each recipient of the annual award is selected for leadership, contributions to the profession, and commitment to preparing students to becoming competent and responsible professionals and business leaders.

Mullen received the award at Friday’s 2016 Awards Banquet alongside his wife, Veronica, and coworkers. Chuck has over 20 years of public accounting experience including the last eight with AGP. Apple Growth Partners, an eight-time consecutive recipient of the NorthCoast 99 Top Workplace award, is a regional CPA and consulting firm in Northeast Ohio that serves both Akron and Cleveland markets. Chuck has led AGP’s Tax Department for many years, and serves as a consultant and tax advisor to numerous middle market companies in Northeast Ohio.

Chuck is a current member of the University of Akron School of Accountancy Advisory Board, University of Akron Master of Taxation Governance Board and former member of the University of Akron College of Business and Administration Alumni Board. Chuck is an active member of the Summa Foundation Sapphire Advisory Board, an alumnus of Leadership Akron, and past recipient of the Greater Akron Chamber 30 For the Future Award.

“We are thrilled that our partner, Chuck Mullen has received the 2016 Outstanding Accounting & Tax Professional award from The University of Akron. This honor is well deserved and certainly no surprise to all of us at AGP as Chuck brings a great deal of energy to everything he does. If you replace the word “student” with AGP associate Chuck would earn the exact same accolade for his efforts at the firm, in preparing associates at AGP to deliver excellent accounting and tax services to our clients! Chuck is an incredible leader and sets a wonderful example for our future leaders to follow.” said Dave Gaino, AGP chairman.

AGP focuses on assisting privately held businesses and their families achieve healthy growth. AGP offers a full range of attest, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional advisory services. Through its strategic partnerships, Apple also provides financial planning, asset management solutions, ACA reporting compliance and third party administration of retirement and health plans.

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