Managing Director, CPA, MBA
Marie has been Managing Director of Cover & Rossiter since 2016. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm as well as leading the firm’s tax and advisory services departments. She has guided the firm’s expansion and growth in business segments such as trusts and Growth Management Consulting (GMC), the firm’s one-stop solution for developing sustainable growth strategies that help clients address the full range of challenges they face every day. GMC includes services for personal and business planning such as succession planning, budgeting, retirement planning, and data analytics. Marie also leads the firm’s “Future Ready” initiative and is focused on creating and adopting innovative ways to operate the business. She is committed to developing leaders and advisors within the organization.
Marie joined Cover & Rossiter in 1997 and quickly applied her extensive experience in tax research and corporate tax planning to assist many clients in addressing a wide variety of tax situations. She has always been focused on finding tax-advantaged solutions for clients to influence future growth and sustainability.
She has been a longtime volunteer at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC), having served on multiple committees, including tax and Superstars in Business. In 2019, she joined the DSCC’s Board of Governors and in 2021, she was elected to the Board of Directors to serve as treasurer. She became vice chair in 2022. In August 2023, Marie was elected as chair of the DSCC’s Board of Directors.
Marie is also a member of the MAP II Group of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a networking group of Managing Directors across the country. The group is a forum for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices. In addition, she serves on the Professional and Personal Liability Insurance Program Committee for the AICPA. She also is a member of the Delaware Banker’s Association, Delaware Society of CPAs, Estate Planning Council of Delaware, and Wilmington Tax Group. She is a sought-after speaker or panelist on the ever-changing tax laws, having presented to audiences at Delaware Technical Community College, Medical Society of Delaware, and the Delaware Trust Conference, to name a few.
During Marie’s tenure as Managing Director, Cover & Rossiter was recognized as a recipient of the Delaware State Chamber Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business award which honors businesses and nonprofits for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. In addition, Cover & Rossiter was one of five firms selected from across the country to participate in the Private Company Practice Section (PCPS) George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship and Internship Program. In 2021, Marie was recognized by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce as its Board Member of the Year. The DSCC staff chose Marie as the honoree for her leadership, guidance, and volunteer time towards the Superstars in Business awards program.
A graduate of St. Marks High School and University of Delaware (BA 1988, MBA 2001), Marie has strong roots in the community and believes in “paying it forward” in regards to her commitment to service. She is a member of or has served as a volunteer on the boards of Fund for Women, Newark Day Nursery, UD New Directions Head Start, and Newark Morning Rotary.
Marie considers her greatest accomplishment in life raising three wonderful children with her husband, Al. She enjoys spending time with her family in South Bethany, playing golf, reading and exercising.
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