Focus on what counts

Mitzi S. Hollenbeck, CPA, CFE

Partner

mhollenbeck@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Master’s in Accounting, The University of Connecticut

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Certified Fraud Examiner

“My passion for my work stems from being able to make a difference for my clients. Any CPA can perform compliance work, but I enjoy really listening and responding to what my clients want, rather than just performing the services that they need.”

Mitzi Hollenbeck is a partner in the firm’s Rhode Island office and Co-Leader of the Cannabis Advisory Services Practice. She has over 15 years of experience providing accounting and audit services, tax planning, business consulting, and forensic services.

Experience

Mitzi has a unique perspective on the cannabis business, being an elected official in the town of Lakeville, MA, where she is able to understand the local regulatory challenges facing this industry. Having established a network of cannabis advisors, Mitzi is able to translate her knowledge to the needs of this unique industry as the industry evolves and is able to give you industry experience from working with actual growers, distributors, and applicants who have already navigated these waters. She has experience with working with cultivators, dispensaries, cannabis transportation companies, and cannabis-related businesses in both the United States and Canada.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Master’s in Accounting, The University of Connecticut

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Certified Fraud Examiner

Honors & Awards

AICPA Leadership Academy

AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Silver Medal

Massachusetts Gold Medal Uniform CPA Exam

Presentations & Publications
Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Community Involvement

In 2014 Mitzi was elected to the Board of Selectmen in her hometown of Lakeville, MA and was recently elected to a second three-year term on the Board. In this capacity she is able to bring a financial perspective to town government.  Mitzi also is appointed to a number of different boards and commissions within the town of Lakeville and serves as the Lakeville representative on the Plymouth County Advisory Board. 

Board Member, Old Colony YMCA

Board Chair, Middleboro branch of the Old Colony YMCA

Board Member, Cranberry County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee. 

Board Member, Lakeville Board of Selectmen

Outside The Office

When Mitzi isn’t working or volunteering her time, you can find her in the gym, on the soccer field, or out on the roads.  An avid runner and a mother of two, Mitzi enjoys all sports and active pursuits including golf, autocross, triathlon, and driving her kids all over creation to their sporting events and hobbies. 

“My passion for my work stems from being able to make a difference for my clients. Any CPA can perform compliance work, but I enjoy really listening and responding to what my clients want, rather than just performing the services that they need.”