ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that six professionals from its Missouri Market practice have been admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2012.
Brian Buchanan (St. Louis, MO) was promoted to partner in PwC's Assurance practice. Buchanan will use his more than 15 years of accounting experience to serve clients in the manufacturing, technology, communications and healthcare industries. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Kentucky, New Jersey and Missouri and received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky.
Jason Crouch (Fayetteville, AR) was promoted to partner in PwC's Assurance practice. He will use his more than 13 years of accounting experience to serve clients in the retail and consumer, utilities and industrial products sectors. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Missouri and received a Bachelor's degree from Drury University in Missouri.
Steve Cullimore (St. Louis, MO) was promoted to principal in PwC's Tax practice. Cullimore will use his more than 17 years of experience specializing in transfer pricing to serve clients in a variety of industries. He started his career with PwC in the Minneapolis office, where he helped significantly expand the transfer pricing practice. Cullimore earned his Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Ann Kruse (St. Louis, MO) was promoted to partner in PwC's Tax practice. Kruse has 16 years of experience and specializes in the areas of tax accounting and inventory methods as well as research and development tax credits. She serves corporate tax clients in the manufacturing, automotive, retail, insurance and banking industries. Kruse is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Missouri and serves as an advisory board member for the Accounting School at Truman State University. Kruse received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Truman State University in Missouri.
Brent Papciak (Kansas City, MO) was promoted to partner in PwC's Risk Assurance practice and serves as the firm's Kansas City risk assurance site leader. Papciak has more than 15 years of experience providing services to clients in the financial services, industrial products, retail, construction and utilities industries. He is Certified Public Accountant licensed in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado and is active with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and various charitable organizations. Papciak received double Bachelor's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Michael Paul (Kansas City, MO) was promoted to principal in PwC's Health Industries Advisory Practice. Paul has more than 20 years of consulting experience leading projects focused on healthcare organizations. He holds a Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute and is actively involved in the community, including providing support to Spofford Home and Hogan Preparatory Academy. Paul received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Kansas State University.
"We applaud these exceptional leaders and congratulate them on this important milestone in their careers at PwC," said PwC Missouri Market Managing Partner John Tvrdik. "Each of these individuals demonstrates PwC's commitment to quality client service and their continued leadership enables us to grow our practice and provide the best opportunities for our people."
These six partners have global experience having served the firm in multiple locations across the world and bring more than nine decades of combined experience to the partnership.
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