Michael D. Shmerling of Tennessee and Schenck
Business Solutions of Wisconsin each received the
AICPA’s 2007 Public Service Award.
Shmerling, chairman of Choice Food Group and
recipient of the award for an individual, served on
the boards of prominent state and local organizations,
including the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the
Tennessee Society of CPAs. He is founder and chairman
of Abe’s Garden, a not-for-profit organization that is
developing an Alzheimer’s and dementia facility. He
also serves on the boards of Fisk University, Renewal
House, The Hermitage, Monroe Carrell Children’s
Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Alliance
for Public Education, United Way of Metropolitan
Nashville, and Community Foundation of Middle
Schenck Business Solutions,
recipient of the firm recognition award, was honored
for its commitment to corporate citizenship.
Shareholder Karin Gale accepted the award for Schenck.
Volunteerism is a key component of the
performance evaluation for shareholders within the
company and is encouraged among employees. The firm
has supported the Greater Green Bay Women’s Fund,
United Way of Waukesha County, Green Bay Habitat for
Humanity, the Greater Milwaukee Area United Way, McKey
Christmas Club, Junior Achievement and many others.