After a 40-year career in public accounting and having served as president since founding our firm in 1984, Dale Cottrill has decided to begin a professional transition.
He will remain with the firm on a part-time basis over the next 12 to 18 months and continue servicing clients as he transfers his responsibilities to others in the firm. During this period, Dale will be grooming a successor for the firm’s growing Contracted Services practice niche.
He and all of our shareholders are committed to providing a smooth period of transition for our clients. Dale’s decision to begin the orderly process of exiting the firm underpins the firm’s commitment to seamless business succession and the importance of providing opportunities and pathways for younger members of our firm to grow in their careers and assume additional leadership roles.
At the same time, Dale will be assuming the role of CFO with the Allegheny County Airport Authority. With Dale having spent the past several months leading the Authority’s finance department on an interim basis through our firm’s Contracted Services practice niche, and after the Authority’s national search for a CFO, his role will evolve from a contracted position to CFO effective May 8, 2017.
This comes at an exciting time when, led by CEO Christina Cassotis, the Pittsburgh International Airport has been named Air Transport World’s 2017 Airport of the Year, joining the ranks of Hong Kong International, London Heathrow and Singapore Changi.
Our firm name is blessed to enjoy goodwill for delivering high quality and valued professional services, and there are no immediate plans for the name to change.
Please join with all of us at Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates in congratulating Dale and extending our most heartfelt good wishes in this new phase of his life and career.