OSCPA member recognized by Jewish Federation of Cleveland

By Nicole Fracasso, OSCPA communications intern 

Young accountants are often encouraged to get involved in their communities to develop business contacts. But Keith Libman, CPA, recommends young CPAs choose an organization significant for them. 

“Don’t go looking for business,” he said. “If you serve those organizations well, the business will find you.” 

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Libman, who is a partner at Bober Markey Fedorovich in Cleveland, was recently awarded the Gries Family Award by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate top leadership in the Federation as well as local Jewish organization activities. 

“This particular award is very meaningful to me because it’s one of the major awards in the Jewish community that is given each year and that’s part of where I’ve spent a lot of my volunteer time,” Libman said. “And the family that sponsors the award and is part of the selection process is a family I have worked with for decades and have tremendous respect for.” 

Libman has been active for many years in various nonprofit organizations including Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundation, Global Cleveland, Karamu House and United Way of Greater Cleveland. 

“I’ve been fortunate to serve in meaningful roles not only on the local level but also on the national level in agencies that are providing social services,” he said. 

While navigating both his professional career and his volunteer work, Libman soon realized he found most joy in helping people. 

“The highlight of my career is connecting people,” he said. “Where I get satisfaction is connecting organizations, connecting clients and connecting people to resources they need.” 

All in all, Libman said he is grateful for his career, both as a CPA and as a volunteer for these organizations. 

“I’ve been blessed to have two careers and blessed to have partners that embrace involvement in the community.” 

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