B.S., Accounting, 1978, Indiana University South Bend


Range of Professional and Business Experience

Extensive public accounting experience with a variety of closely held businesses and professionals, emphasizing:

  • Business and individual financial consulting
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Accounting services


Other Designations and Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Indiana
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Indiana CPA Society
  • The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Board of Directors, Chair of Finance 2001 – 2006
  • IU South Bend Arts Foundation Board, Treasurer
  • Institute of Management Accountants, Michiana Chapter, President 1984-85
  • Rotary Club of South Gateway, President 1999-2000
  • Notre Dame Quarterback Club, President 1993
  • The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, 1994 Accountant Advocate of the Year Award
  • St. Matthews Cathedral, Finance Committee
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; Paul Harris Fellow
  • South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, Treasurer 2003 – 2007
  • IU South Bend School of Business and Economics, Business Advisory Council
  • United Way of St. Joseph County Board of Directors, Finance Committee
  • Small Business Award, presented by The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, February 3, 2003


Joe joined Metzger, Mancini & Lackner, LLP in 1981 and became Partner in 1984.