Southfield, Mich.-based IPA 100 firm Plante Moran (FY23 net revenue of $1.01 billion) has elected Jason Drake as its next MP. When Drake officially takes over as the firm’s eighth MP on July 1, 2024, he will succeed Jim Proppe, who has held the position for the last seven years.
“There are a variety of reasons why the partnership selected Jason as managing partner – from his vision for the future, experience in multiple service lines and international experience, to his deep relationships and connections with firms and colleagues around the world,” says Proppe. “Jason is an inspiring colleague and an outstanding mentor, and we know he’ll continue to do great things for the firm.”
Drake has spent his entire professional career at Plante Moran, starting as an intern back in 1999. Over his nearly 25 years, he has focused on audit, consulting, and building and expanding the firm’s international offices and practice, which he led for six years. In 2021 he joined the firm’s management team as group MP of offices for Chicagoland, Ohio and the firm’s international locations.
“I’m where I am today because of the investments people made in me, and that’s why, throughout my career, I’ve done my best to invest in others,” Drake says. “Going forward, that won’t change. My plan for the future is to continue to be a good steward of the firm – because that’s how we’ll thrive for another 100+ years.”