Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Favorite Beverage: Martini, Grey Goose on the Rocks, with Blue Cheese Olives/Non-alcoholic: Unsweetened Iced Tea
First Live Concert: Starship- "We Built This City"
Least Favorite Chore: Anything Mechanical
Jody is part of many professional organizations including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Indiana CPA Society, Member of the Forbes Finance Council, Member of the Bureau of Digital, Member of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), Pinnacle Business Guides Partner, and Member of Running Remote. Jody has also been recognized for his expertise through being awarded as a 2017 Indiana CPA Society Innovation Award winner, CPA.com’s 2017 Innovative Practitioner of the Year finalist, and CPA.com’s 2020 Top Innovative Practitioner of the Year winner. Community leadership is also important to Jody. He participates in several leadership roles including:
After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University, Jody’s career in accounting began in the best way possible: Passing the CPA exam on the first try. He later refined and broadened his skills at Crowe Chizek and Company and Geo S. Olive (now FORVIS).
Jody has been happily married to his wife April since 1988. April is an estate planning attorney for Grunden Law Offices where she concentrates her practice on estate planning, succession planning, and business formations. They have two children, Tyler and Lexi. Their favorite activities are participating in a wide range of sports (from hockey to golf) with their children. Jody and April have enjoyed coaching their kids’ athletic teams. They also enjoy living in their hometown of Leo and spending ample amounts of time with their extended family and friends.