McClintock & Associates Director Ted Blendermann, CPA, CFP announced he will be retiring on December 31, 2021, ending an over 30-year career with the firm.
Blendermann, who has been affiliated with McClintock & Associates since 1985, provides specialized, high-level audit and consulting services, primarily to postsecondary education institutions. He also develops quality control standards and internal policies that ensure staffers provide up-to-date, customized and thorough solutions.
“It’s a bittersweet time,” Blendermann said. “I’ve so enjoyed building relationships with clients, not only professionally but personally, as well. I have had the privilege of working beside many excellent coworkers who I can certainly say I’ll miss. But I’m also ready for what’s next, and I look forward to finishing my time on a high note and transitioning my work to staff who I have the upmost confidence will continue to service our clients well.”
Our leadership has spent the previous months reviewing Ted’s responsibilities and are in the process of reassigning them to others in the firm, including the directors who will oversee the respective accounts. In the weeks to come, we will meet with clients as needed and leverage our resources to prepare for the future.
While we will miss Ted’s experience and presence around the office, we can assure a smooth transition period that will continue to provide the top-notch customer service our clients expect. Among McClintock & Associates’ top values is promoting a team-oriented environment — no director works with a “silo” mentality.
“Everyone who works with us recognizes that this isn’t a normal firm. This is a family — and Ted will always have a special role in building that reputation,” McClintock & Associates’ Managing Director Dave McClintock said. “Not only has he been a source of stability and deep technical knowledge for clients, but his mentorship has been invaluable in the office. His legacy won’t be forgotten any time soon.”
Ted will stay busy in his future endeavors, including growing his involvement with ministries at his church, as well as assisting with Del Rey Ministries, an organization that supports pastors in the Dominican Republic. He’ll also be doing some travelling with his supportive wife of 36 years, Deb.