Michele joined Deleon and Stang in 2017 as a principal in the firm’s audit department. She has been in public accounting for nearly 30 years, serving clients in Frederick and surrounding areas in Maryland. She specializes in working with non-profit organizations, governmental units and employee benefit plans. She has years of experience working with federal award programs and performing audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards as well as Single audits.
Michele has audit experience working with local municipalities – large and small government. In addition to audit services, Michele helps the firm to provide consulting and technical assistance. She helps organizations ensure compliance with the uniform guidance for entities expending more than $750,000 in federal awards.
Michele’s clients praise her for genuine integrity, commitment to excellence and ability to deliver on her promises. Additionally, they say she has strong communication skills, places emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, and is connected to the community as a mentor and volunteer. Michele says that she was inspired to pursue a career in accounting by a high school teacher.
Michele is dedicated and hardworking, both professionally and in her personal life. She is one of the founding board members of Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc., and serves as Treasurer for the Organization. She assisted with the group’s 501 c3 application and is proud to have helped them receive tax exempt status in just 33 days! Michele has spoken numerous times to the Accounting Association at Frostburg State University, her alma mater, discussing career opportunities in accounting. In 2016, she received the All-Star Do-Gooder Award, recognizing the good work that she has done in her local community.
Currently residing in her hometown of Frederick, Maryland, Michele has two adult children—Emily and Nick. Outside of the office, she most enjoys spending time reading and relaxing on the beach.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Maryland
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
- Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc.
- Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc.
- Founding Board Member o Treasurer
- Frostburg State College (1986)
- Cum Laude