Associations Accountants

BGB Bios

Meet the team at BGB, a Certificated Public Accounting firm primarily located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Givens & Barnes was formed in in 1971 by William J. Barnes Sr. and current BGB Partner Greg Palubicki. Current BGB Partner William J. Barnes Jr. joined the firm in 1989 and his son Dan Barnes joined in 2011. To find out more about each team member hover over their picture.

Greg Palubicki, CPA, MST

Experience
Greg has over thirty years of public accounting experience with concentrations in financial services, tax exempt organizations, manufacturing, construction, distribution and Fiduciary services. Greg has taught several college-level accounting courses and has served as a board member for several non-profit organizations.

Education
  • St. Joseph College - BS in Accounting
  • DePaul University - Master of Science in Taxation
Professional
  • American Institute of CPAs, member
  • Illinois CPA Society, member
Board Membership
  • COVE, treasurer
  • Moran Center, accounting services
Personal
Greg is married with three daughters and two grandchildren and enjoys sports, reading, golf and travel.

Bill Barnes, CPA, CMA

Experience
Bill has over thirty years of public accounting experience with concentration in tax exempt organizations, manufacturing, transportation companies, contractors, distributors, printers, retailers, professional offices and Fiduciary services. Bill has taught several college-level accounting courses, served as a board member for several non-profit organizations, presented at association industry conferences, presented at Illinois State Bar Association conferences, written articles for association management periodicals, and performed accreditation reviews for several association management companies.

Education
  • University of Notre Dame - BBA in Accounting
Professional
  • American Institute of CPAs, member
  • Illinois CPA Society, member
  • Association Management Company Institute, associate member and member of the Accreditation Standards Committee
Personal
Bill is married with three children and enjoys playing hockey, sports, and traveling.

Dan Barnes, CPA

Experience
Dan has 10+ years of public accounting experience with concentrations in tax-exempt organizations, financial services, manufacturers and construction.

Education

  • Marquette University - BA in Accounting and Finance

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of CPAs, member
  • Illinois CPA Society, member
  • Association Management Company Institute, associate member and member of the Associate Member Committee
  • Association Forum of Chicagoland, associate member

Board Membership

  • Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation, treasurer

Personal
Dan is married and enjoys live music, playing hockey, golf and softball and is an avid traveler.

Terry Surleta

Experience
Terry has been with the firm for over 30 years. She has provided administrative services as well as served as the office manager.

Personal
Terry is married with two children and enjoys golf, bowling and the Chicago Cubs.