Maumee, Ohio - William Vaughan Company has named Aaron Swiggum as the new Managing Partner of the firm effective January 2015. Swiggum will be responsible for leading the firm's long-term strategic plan, growth initiatives and overall management for the future.

William Horst, who served as the Managing Partner since 1995, will remain a Partner with the firm and continue to serve his clients, as well as focus on business development.

"We are pleased to announce Aaron's election to the Managing Partner's role," said Bill Horst. "Since he joined William Vaughan Company, Aaron has continually demonstrated exceptional management skills. His dedication to both his clients and the community closely mirrors our own. We are confident his leadership and expertise will be instrumental in our future growth and development."

Swiggum joined the firm in 1999 and has served as the partner in charge of the audit department since 2008. "As the new managing partner, I hope to continue the momentum Bill has worked so hard to achieve for both our clients and the organization," said Swiggum. "William Vaughan Company is poised to continue delivering quality accounting, tax and consulting services."

Mr. Swiggum has dedicated the last 15 years helping family-owned and closely held businesses in a variety of industries manage the challenges of growth, cash flow and organizational restructuring, while understanding their risks, needs, and goals to provide creative accounting solutions. Aaron prides himself on establishing deep personal relationships with his clients and he lives by Theodore Roosevelt's motto of "nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care".

Mr. Swiggum is a graduate of Adrian College and is a member of the Ohio Society, Michigan Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In addition to his professional work, Mr. Swiggum is also active in the community serving on the boards of The Toledo Club (Vice President), Lenawee Country Club, the Lenawee Boys & Girls Club, and the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the MS Society. When he is not in the office, Aaron can be found golfing, hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his wife, Amanda and two daughters, Lauren and Tory.

About William Vaughan Company

William Vaughan Company is a Maumee-based public accounting firm providing a vast array of audit, tax, consulting and wealth management services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally through its family of businesses. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since our inception in 1959. Currently, we have more than 50 professionals, including 7 partners.  We have also been recognized as one of the 60 Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the nation by Accounting Today. In addition, for the past four years we have also been designated as one of "The Best of Lake Erie West" businesses. Most recently, we were voted one of the top workplaces by Toledo's daily newspaper, The Blade.