Michelle Powell is the Regional Director of Business Development at Tri-Merit.

Michelle began her accounting career working as a state tax auditor for the State of Missouri and later went to work in the tax department of a large technology company in the Chicago suburbs. Using her tax background, she went on to work with the two top tax publishers to help CPAs and tax professionals in the Midwest region.

Michelle now partners with CPA firms to help clients in all industries with specialty tax services, specifically the R&D tax credit and cost segregation. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University and lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and three children.

Fun Fact: Michelle loves college football and professional baseball. One summer she attended more than a dozen Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field.