LAKE OSWEGO, ORE., JANUARY 26, 2022—For the past four years, Aldrich has celebrated an outstanding team member who embodies the Aldrich Group of Companies’ guiding principle of servant leadership with an annual award named after former Aldrich CEO, Steve Tatone. Aldrich is excited to announce the 2022 recipient of the Stephen M. Tatone Servant Leadership Award is Sam Buck, CPA.
“Servant leadership has been the foundation of everything we do at Aldrich, and has been since the beginning; it’s integrated into our purpose, vision, mission, and values. It is the concept that you’re a giver, not a taker,” explains Steve Tatone, Partner Emeritus, who served as Aldrich CEO for nearly 40 years. “Sam is a team player, consistently giving, and is dedicated to being of service to others. He is committed to making a difference in the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, and is particularly exceptional in delivering value and an elevated experience for his clients.”
Sam first joined the firm in 2010 as a Tax Intern, and subsequently grew his career at Aldrich as a Senior Associate, Tax Manager, and now Senior Tax Manager. Sam is known for his consistent care for others and approachability as a mentor. Offering strategic tax planning and compliance services to clients in the manufacturing, food processing, and craft beverage industries, Sam’s passion for his clients’ success is evident in every interaction.
“Sam brings an enormous amount of heart, care, and concern to our team, clients, and everyone he works with,” says John Lauseng, CEO. “He is known for leading with his heart and striving to make our team the best it can be. Sam is a true example of servant leadership.”
Sam graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a bachelor’s in accounting and business management. In 2008, he also studied at the International Business Institute (Messiah College). Outside of work, Sam enjoys seeking out a new craft beverage to try, spending time with his family, and traveling, most recently to Hawaii.
The Aldrich Group of Companies includes a Top 100 Accounting Firm nationally providing tax, advisory, and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Working closely with businesses, business owners, and individuals, The Aldrich Group of Companies manages financial, wealth, tax, technology, benefits, and business transition strategies. We serve clients with deep industry expertise in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, utilities, professional services, food processing, agribusiness, real estate, and a variety of privately held companies and individual clients. The Aldrich Group includes the following professional services firms: Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, Aldrich Wealth LP, Aldrich Retirement Solutions LP, Aldrich Benefits LP, Aldrich Technology LLC, and Aldrich Capital LP.