Derrick Stubbs names Michelle Z. Chapman as new partner

Derrick, Stubbs & Stith, LLP, a Columbia firm providing accounting, auditing, taxation and business consulting, is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Z. Chapman, CPA, as a partner in its consulting practice.

Chapman has been with Derrick Stubbs since 2005, when she began working with the company as an intern. In 2007 she joined the firm full time and has been instrumental in helping clients meet their financial goals to grow their businesses. Her practice includes a special focus on auditing and assurance services in addition to accounting, tax planning and consulting for a wide range of industries including health care, manufacturing, education, government and non-profit organizations.

“Michelle’s accomplishments and her commitment to excellent client service make her an asset to our firm,” said Todd Dailey, CPA, CVA, partner of the firm. “Everyone at Derrick Stubbs is honored to have her as a new partner.”

Chapman is a graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. She received her CPA license in 2013 and is an active member of the SC Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a 2015 graduate of the South Carolina Association of CPAs Leadership Institute and served on the School of Accounting Mentoring Program for the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

“I’m extremely grateful to have spent the entirety of my career with Derrick, Stubbs, & Stith and appreciate all of the experiences and guidance I have received over the years,” said Chapman. “It has been a goal of mine since I started with the firm to become a partner. The mentorship I received from each member of Derrick Stubbs has helped me reach this point in my career and I look forward to my future as a partner at the firm.”