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Flanagan and Mullin honored with Distinguished Citizen of the Western Reserve awards

Lake Erie College recently honored two area leaders who are achieving success and making an impact locally. Henry E. (Skip) Flanagan Jr. and Patrick S. Mullin were recognized as “Distinguished Citizens of the Western Reserve” at an event held at the Kirtland Country Club May 22.
To be considered as a candidate for this honor, individuals must exemplify the three areas of importance to Lake Erie College; tradition, excellence and service. They must work or reside in the Western Reserve, make a notable contribution to the community or region in the areas of service, philanthropy, business, education arts or healthcare, and uphold high moral standards.
“Skip and Patrick have given generously of their time, talent and resources for the betterment of the region,” said Michael T. Victor, president of Lake Erie College. “We are delighted to highlight their accomplishments and service.”
Flanagan has served as headmaster of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson since 1982.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master of science in education from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Flanagan has devoted more than 26 years to education at places such as Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn., Princeton, the Peddie School and an educational foundation located in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Currently, Flanagan serves as chair of the English-Speaking Union's Secondary School Exchange Program, on the advisory board of Carney, Sandoe & Associates in Boston and on the Board of Visitors at Hiram College. For 12 years he served as board chair of The Association of Boarding Schools in Washington, D.C., and for one year as the president of The Headmaster’s Association, an organization that limits its membership to 100 nationally.
Mullin currently serves as managing partner for the northeast Ohio practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has been involved in a number of firm activities including chairing both the Partner Compensation Committee and the new Partner & Director Committee.
He co-chaired the Human Resource Task Force at the time of the merger of Deloitte & Touche which designed the strategy which has allowed Deloitte to be recognized annually by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. 
He is also one of the founders of the firm’s Diversity Initiative. Deloitte was recently recognized by Diversity Magazine as one of America’s best places to work for minorities.

During most of his career, Mullin has specialized in the tax problems of high-net worth individuals and corporate executives. He currently services four families who are included in the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest families in America. Furthermore, he was one of the first CPAs in America to be certified as a financial planning specialist. 
A former adjunct professor of income taxation at the University of Akron, Mullin also serves as chairman of the board of Downtown Cleveland Partnership, president of the Cleveland Zoological Society and is a member of other boards, including the Cleveland Scholarship Program, Kent State University and University Hospital of Cleveland.
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