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We’re Still Growing. Welcome, Alex!

GJM is growing! We’re excited to welcome Alex Francis to the team as an accounting services senior associate. Here’s a chance to get to know Alex a bit.

Describe your role at GJM: I assist with 401(k) plan administration. This is a little bit of an adjustment from my previous roles but I’m excited to learn more.

When did you start working at GJM? August 20, 2018.

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I chose by accident! I was looking for an opportunity that would allow me to grow professionally and use some of my experience from my past position. I feel so fortunate to have been selected and am continuously impressed by GJM.

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? My parents were both in the military so I was actually born in Germany. I have lived in Ohio the majority of my life and graduated from Perrysburg High School. I attended BGSU for undergrad (Healthcare Administration) and grad school (MBA).

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? I love that NW Ohio is close to everything and that it’s continuously growing! 

Do you have any pets, hobbies, family? I have one younger sister, Lisa (she’s the pretty lady on the right in the picture). We are exactly 15 months and 1 week apart in age. She is having her first child and I’m so excited to be a first-time aunt! I also have a sweet little pup named Lily. In my completely biased opinion, she’s the cutest dog—definitely the most spoiled too! I also love to bake and I’m slowly but surely getting better.

How do you like to spend your free time?  I love spending time with my family/friends. I’m currently on a podcast kick so I’m always looking for new ones to listen to while I’m driving. I love exploring new places so I’m always making an effort to take a trip out of NW Ohio. I recently went to D.C. and had a chance to attend the Quicken National—easily one of my most memorable trips!

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? That I was born in Germany! Sadly, I can’t remember much of my time there and have not been back since we moved. It’s definitely on my list of places to go!

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? I’ve have been fortunate enough to spend the past three years working with a variety of non-profits through a committee in my previous role. I love to volunteer whenever I have the chance.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. The Firm’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.