David G. Bluemling '85Tax partner (CPA)

BKD CPAs & Advisors LLP

David Bluemling, CPA, a native of the West View neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and a graduate of North Hills high school, earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from IUP in 1985. He is a tax partner in the Pittsburgh office of BKD LLP, currently the 12th largest CPA firm in the United States with over 2,600 professionals. Since before his graduation, Dave has worked for BKD and its predecessors, ascending to partner in 1991 and, at one point, serving as the CEO of the regional CPA firm known as Malin Berquist and Company prior to its merger with BKD.

Dave specializes in both domestic and international tax and wealth transfer planning including fiduciary representation for foundations, trusts, and estates. He works extensively with pass through entities and their owners offering business, tax, and succession planning advice. Dave is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania institutes of CPAs. He is a leader of the German-American Chamber of Commerce-Pittsburgh Chapter and its German Executive Group and is also a past board director of CPAmerica International.

The Pittsburgh Business Times previously named him a "Fast Tracker," and he was honored in 2009 with the Eberly College of Business Outstanding Entrepreneur Award. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh, the Association of Corporate Growth, and the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.

Dave currently serves his alma mater as a director of the board of the Foundation for IUP and its sister organization, Residential Revival Indiana, as well as sitting on the Eberly College's Business Advisory Council. In the community, Dave currently serves as vice chair of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors and is a past board advisor for the Baierl Family YMCA and the Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer YMCA camps, located near Zelienople, Pennsylvania.

Dave and his wife, Sheila, also an alumna of IUP with a degree in criminology, have thee grown children and live in the Warrendale area of Pittsburgh.