Kirsten M. Cotton


Kirsten is a director in FGMK’s Assurance and Advisory Practice. She has nearly 30 years of experience providing accounting and assurance services to not-for-profit, higher education, public sector, and employee benefit plan clients.

Prior to joining FGMK, Kirsten was a partner at Plante Moran in their assurance practice, where she led the professional standards team for the not-for-profit group and served as a member of the professional standards team for the employee benefits practice.

Education And Certifications

  • B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Member, Audit Committee
  • Theraply Institute, Board Member, Finance Committee
  • Elgin YMCA, Former Treasurer and Board Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Employee Benefits Committee, Former Member, Not-for-Profit Committee, Former Member