Partner at Plante & Moran, PLLC in Southfield. Bryant joined Plante & Moran, the nationís 12th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm, in 1993 and was named a partner in 2007. He has risen through the ranks and specializes in providing assurance, tax, and business consulting services to clients in the manufacturing and distribution, education, government, and not-for-profit industries, and also has extensive experience in A-133 single-audit compliance. Bryant serves as a mentor and resource to his co-workers through accounting and diversity initiatives. As a member of the firmís Single-Audit Compliance Team, he provides training to staff and functions as a resource for newer staff. He is also a founding member of Plante & Moranís Diversity Council, created in 2004 to guide the firm toward long-term success and growth by identifying opportunities to engender a thriving and diverse environment. Under his leadership, the council developed a strategic plan; diversity related guidelines for the firm; diversity awareness workshops for staff; and increased campus recruiting efforts. A member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Bryant received its 2009 National Achievement in Public Accounting award, recognizing him for going above and beyond as an accounting professional. Earlier this year, Bryant was named to the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountantsí board of directors. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves as chair of the Academy of Finance, Golightly Vocational Center in Detroit. Bryant received his bachelorís degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.