2017 Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 Under 25 winner
Master of Science in Taxation expected May 2018
Throughout his college career, Alex Atanasovski has been an active member of the community, holding various leadership positions in student organizations at Wayne State University, as well as on his local Board of Education. In addition to his 25 Under 25 honor, Alex received the Ilitch School's Outstanding Student Award in 2016.
Alex has been a member of Wayne State's Macedonian-American Student Association since he began as an undergraduate accounting student in 2012. The following year, he was elected president, a title he has retained ever since. In this role, Alex leads the organization's efforts, including a recent charity 5K run that raised more than $8,000 to benefit an orphanage in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, and cultural events to promote the people and culture of the Republic of Macedonia. Through his involvement in the Macedonian community, Alex was also appointed Detroit's at-large board member for the Generation "M" Youth Initiative of the United Macedonian Diaspora. He was recently elected Secretary of St. George of Kratovo Macedonian Orthodox Church.
Alex has served as treasurer and president of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, representing the public accounting profession as a college student at both charity and networking events. During his tenure as an officer, the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi attained both distinguished and superior chapter statuses as recognized by the Beta Alpha Psi national office. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Alex earned his bachelor's from the Ilitch School with summa cum laude honors in December 2015 and has built a strong professional network. He has interned three times at Plante & Moran PLLC and plans to begin his full-time career in the tax department of the company's Detroit office in 2018.
Alex is also an elected member and treasurer of the Board of Education of Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools, the district from which he earned his high school diploma.
"I have the honor of being one of the voices for education for my fellow taxpayers and the students of our district," Alex says. "I enjoy working in the field of taxation because it influences all areas of business and society. It intrigues me because virtually every type of entity is impacted by tax policy in some way, from businesses and individuals to even non-profit organizations."