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David Appel Appointed to the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

calendar iconNovember 3, 2017

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate David W. Appel, CPA, Managing Partner of the Firm’s South Florida practice, on his appointment to the board and the executive committee of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council for the upcoming fiscal year.

Considered Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, the Beacon Council is a platform that facilitates local, national and international business growth and expansion programs, helping various-sized companies in numerous industries achieve their goals. Since 1985, the organization has been dedicated to building, supporting and sustaining Miami-Dade’s vibrant economy. Its efforts include completing over 1,000 new location and expansion projects for a number of companies in the Miami-Dade area. Currently, the Beacon Council focuses on advancing community objectives through a comprehensive, action-oriented agenda developed in partnership with local government, education, business and civic leaders.

Appel is a member of Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Board. He is also responsible for coordinating the Firm’s value-added services to clients throughout the South Florida region. Earlier this year, Appel made South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Accounting list for the fourth consecutive year.

Outside of his work at Cherry Bekaert, Appel has spoken at continuing education courses for professional and business organizations, and has authored articles on tax matters for local newspapers and national publications. In addition, he is a founding member of MiamiDadeConnect, a member of the Miami Finance Forum, and a trustee member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.