Michael Kridel, a certified public accountant with the Boca Raton office of Rehmann, a business consulting and financial services firm, has been named to Palm Beach County’s Commission on Ethics.
Kridel will replace Ronald Harbison, who left the commission in June after an attorney representing Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis found that Harbison made a $250 political contribution, which was a violation of the commission’s ethics rules.
Kridel was appointed to the commission by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs. He will be sworn in at the commission’s Sept. 12 meeting.
“What I would hope to bring really anywhere, not just the commission, would be a sense of balance, a sense of mission and a sense of fairness,” Kridel said of his appointment.
In addition to his work at the firm, Kridel teaches ethics to CPAs around the state.
For the past 22 years, Kridel has also taught ethical decision making to high school seniors in Broward County. The full-day course is offered at roughly a dozen schools every year, he said.