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Maner Costerisan Adds New Team Members

Wednesday, January 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
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January 29, 2014
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Amanda Garner (717) 385-8712

Maner Costerisan Adds New Team Members

Lansing, MI — The certified public accounting firm of Maner Costerisan recently announced the addition of Michelle Chahine and Ken Schafer, CPA.

"We are thrilled to bring two experienced people aboard our team,” said Jeffrey Stevens, CPA, CITP, and President of Maner Costerisan. "Michelle’s and Ken’s attention to detail and client-focus will make them instrumental to our team members and to the clients we serve.”

Chahine joins Maner Costerisan as a customer service manager/project coordinator for the firm’s Business Solutions & Technology department. Her responsibilities include assisting current clients in scheduling service needs; working with new clients in scheduling and managing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation projects; managing client project timelines and budgets. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a membership assistant for the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing.

Chahine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. Outside of the office, she is a development committee consultant for St. Vincent Catholic Charities, task force member for the Reformed Church in America and a fundraising team member for the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing – Westside Community YMCA branch. Chahine currently resides in Lansing, Michigan with her husband, Joseph, and their two children.

As a senior manager in the firm’s tax department, Schafer provides comprehensive tax, accounting and consulting services for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a corporate tax officer for seven years at Capital Bancorp Ltd.

Schafer graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). Schafer currently resides in Portland, Michigan with his two children.

Maner Costerisan is a mid-market accounting and consulting firm located in Lansing, Michigan. As an Independent Member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, Maner Costerisan has full access to the national and worldwide resources of one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the world. For more information, visit


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