This combination will bring clients practical expertise and a shared commitment to public service.

CHICAGO and CINCINNATI (August 25, 2022) – The fast pace of change in local government – from towns to cities to counties – is not slowing down. To continue serving and improving communities, local leaders need trusted consultants to help navigate change. Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) answers by acquiring Management Partners, effective Oct. 1.

This acquisition adds a unique and significant layer of experience to Baker Tilly’s robust public sector practice. Management Partners’ professionals are former local government leaders and managers stemming from all operational facets. They have nearly three decades of field-tested techniques and proven methodologies.

“Management Partners has something other consultants in local government don’t. They’ve been there and understand the challenges on a personal level,” said Vicki Hellenbrand, Baker Tilly managing partner and public sector practice leader. “Coupling that level of client trust with Baker Tilly’s solutions and scale, we will help local governments keep up with change – and even stay ahead.”

Management Partners specializes in strategic planning, process improvement, organization analysis, financial analysis, executive recruitment, interim management, coaching, facilitation and training for local governments. Baker Tilly has been advising public sector organizations for 90 years, providing more than 3,100 governmental entities with financial, operational, risk, human capital, executive recruitment and compliance services.

“Helping make communities better is our passion, always has been, always will be,” said Management Partners President and CEO Jerry Newfarmer. “We needed to join with someone with that same passion. Baker Tilly has it, as well as the expanded capabilities and incredible talent to do more for our clients.”

Management Partners’ 96 professionals will join Baker Tilly. Learn more about Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory services at

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Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 38,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.3 billion. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Management Partners is a local government consulting firm helping city, county and special district leaders improve their organizations and operations. We offer strategic planning, process improvement, organization analysis, financial analysis, executive recruitment, interim management, coaching, training and other services.