Winning Futures, an award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers young people to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning, recently elected to its board of directors Sandra Shecter, principal and firm-wide director of ACT at Rehmann, Farmington Hills.
Shecter, a graduate of the University of Michigan, holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in accounting. Her experience includes practice assessments, corporate and personal income tax, high net worth tax planning, real estate, compensation arrangements, practice mergers, internal control analysis, financial statement analysis and planning and other areas regarding financial management of professional service practices.
She has chaired Rehmann’s Women’s Initiative Network and led the firm’s tax internal inspections. She has been a presenter on financial matters to various medical and dental societies, including the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and practice leaders roundtables. Shecter is also associated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, the Women’s American ORT, ORT America, Hillel Day School, Frankel Jewish Academy, and Inforum.
Shecter explained why she was interested in joining Winning Futures’ board:
“My volunteer hat has always focused on education. My parents were both immigrants and did not have the luxury of education. They always stressed its importance and made me aware of the privilege I had to receive an education. I understand the importance of giving back, and know programs like Winning Futures can really impact lives. Winning Futures uniquely combines mentorship and education to provide opportunities for success. I can’t think of a better way to contribute my time.”