It is with deep sadness that RubinBrown reports the passing of one of our firm’s founders, Mahlon Rubin.
Mahlon died on Thursday, September 4, 2014. He was 89 years old.
When Mahlon, along with Harvey Brown and Sidney Gornstein formed Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. in St. Louis in 1952, they only dreamed that their firm would evolve into a national leader in the accounting and business consulting profession.
Mahlon was steadfast in his dedication to superior client service. It was his passion for totally satisfied clients that built the foundation of RubinBrown and the core values that the firm’s team members live by every day.
To honor Mahlon’s leadership and unwavering commitment to client service, RubinBrown created an annual award named after Mahlon several years ago. The Mahlon Rubin Award is given every year to a RubinBrown team member who demonstrates extraordinary client service.
Mahlon will be remembered as a dynamic leader in the accounting profession as well. He was an active leader for many years with the Missouri Society of CPAs, including serving as a member of its board of directors and president of the St. Louis Chapter. He was also a board member and member of the Governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs.
In 1996, he was honored by the AICPA with the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. This is the highest award granted by the AICPA annually and is given to individuals who have made appreciable contributions to the CPA profession.
Mahlon was also honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater Washington University, along with the Outstanding Businessperson of the Year by the city of Clayton and St. Louis County.
Over the years, Mahlon was also active in the community as an officer/board member of various organizations including, Jewish Hospital, Jewish Federation, Temple Israel, Jewish Center for the Aged (JCA), and Jewish War Veterans.
He is survived by his wife Maurine, his sons Larry, Rich, and Ken, and many other loving family members.
RubinBrown is one of the nation’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, with more than 400 team members working from offices in Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis. Founded in 1952, the firm’s reputable, award-winning team members establish best practices within specific industry segments and work to serve the community both inside and outside the workplace. Our mission is to help clients build and protect value, while at all times honoring the responsibility to serve the public interest. RubinBrown is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a high-quality, dedicated network of 161 independent firms in 137 countries. For more information, visit www.rubinbrown.com.
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