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Paul Trades in his Wingtips for Golf Shoes

Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co., one of the top 10 accounting firms in Rhode Island, announces that Paul Frechette, Founding Partner, retired effective July 31, 2016, after almost 30 years of working with leadership to establish, build and lead Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co., into one of the top accounting firms in the state.

Paul was instrumental in making BFMM & Co. a CPA firm known for its client service. He believed that a major way to accomplish that goal was to create long-term relationships with his clients. Paul was always passionate about anticipating clients' needs, delivering high-quality service, and procactively recommending effective solutions. Over the years, due to that combination, our clients saw Paul as an advisor, business partner and friend.

Paul has been deeply involved in the business community sharing his knowledge and experience in senior leadership roles. Paul's professional memberships include organizations at local and national levels; the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Paul is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, a board member and treasurer of the Newport County YMCA as well as a member of the board of incorporators of Newport Hospital. He has previously served as treasurer of the Board of Amos House, as well as a board member of Mental Health Services, the Governor's Council on Mental Health and Wanumetonomy Country Club.

We wish Paul the best as he starts a new chapter in his life which we are sure will include quite a bit of time on the golf course....

Date: August 30, 2016