Outstanding Alumni Academy

Western Michigan University's Outstanding Alumni Academy in accountancy honors our successful graduates and recognizes their contributions to our industry as well as the Department of Accountancy through participation in student activities.

2014 honoree

Photo of ArfordFrank B. Arford, M.S.A.’72

CEO, Crowe Horwath International (Retired)

Arford has enjoyed a distinguished career. Following his retirement, he now consults with CPAmerica International.

As the CEO for Crowe Horwath International, the ninth largest international accounting network with 160 firms in 110 countries, he focused on re-organizing the network’s management function by establishing a global management committee, implementing a universal, global brand and establishing a standard, global audit program and process.

Previous honorees

  • Eric Lum (2013)
  • Gregory T. Durant (2012)
  • Robert L. Herr (2009)