Theodore B. Stone, B.B.A.’78
Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award
Ted Stone earned his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from WMU, later earning his MBA degree from University of Michigan in 1980. Stone’s first job with Ernst & Young (then Ernst & Ernst) was in the mailroom in high school in 1973. He then interned twice in EY’s Kalamazoo office before moving to join the firm in Washington D.C.
During his first decade with the firm, Stone wrote dozens of articles on various subjects of taxation and spoke at numerous tax conferences. In 1990, he was promoted to partner. Throughout his 34 years at EY, Stone has worn a variety of hats.
From 1980 to 1987, he served as a firm-wide technical resource on various tax matters in the firm’s National Tax Department. For the next 13 years, he served at various times as the director of entrepreneurial tax services, director of manufacturing and high tech tax services, and director of aerospace and defense industry tax services for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic region. In 2000, Stone helped form the Mid-Atlantic region’s Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Practice and continued to provide Transaction Tax services to private equity and strategic acquisition clients. In 2010, he returned to the firm’s National Tax Department where he currently serves as the tax quality leader for more than 1,500 tax professionals as well as the Transaction Tax practice throughout the Americas.
A co-author of two books on the taxation of S corporations, Stone also served as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Taxation program.
Stone serves on the Board of Directors of the WMU Foundation and currently chairs the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee as treasurer of both the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and the Collingwood Library and Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. The Stones enjoy supporting the University and its students. They recently established their third Medallion Scholarship at Western.