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Remembering Tricia Knight

02/20/2022 9:27 PM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

Shared by PD Member Karen Vernal

PD Member, Tricia Knight,  joined the angels this morning after a short journey with cancer. Tricia was an amazing, kind, and generous woman, who had an uncommon care for her clients and colleagues at Ritz Holman.

Tricia served both as a Board Member at large and treasurer with Professional Dimensions during her 11-year tenure with our organization. Alongside a remarkable 43 year career with Ritz Holman, where she became the first female partner in 1985, Tricia was committed to uplifting women.  As an advocate for the accounting profession and the community, she served on the board of directors for several organizations, including Wild Space Dance Company, the Practitioner Liaison Committee for the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Three Holy Women Catholic Parish Finance Committee and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Federal Tax Committee.

We will be sure to update membership as more information is shared. In the meantime, please join us in honoring the life of Tricia Knight with the sharing of love and reflections below or via email to info@professionaldimensions.org.


  • 03/03/2022 9:43 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)
    I first met Tricia Knight when I was new to Milwaukee, back in the mid-1980's, through a "double date" with our partners - her husband, Pat, and my significant other. They had bonded through progressive politics and she and I were along for the vigorous discussion over dinner! Fast forward about 25 years and when we reconnected through PD, she had to remind me of that earlier meeting (that significant other who had not passed the test of time).

    Tricia always had a special spark - you could see how she had the spunk and tenacity to succeed in the man's world of public accounting because she was no pushover and was so incredible competent. She brought that hard work ethic and sparkle in her eye to whatever she did: once the job was in Tricia's hands, you could check it off because it was done!

    I remember our last substantive conversation at a PD meeting prior to the pandemic (Holiday party 2019, I believe) when she was about to retire. We discussed her desire to spend more time with her (at that time) new grandchild, and she had an especially special spark in her eyes that evening as she was looking forward to the new chapter of freedom and more time with family.

    My wish for her family is that they remember that spark and carry it forward in the world, to make Tricia proud. I only wish she had had many many more years of time with her grandchild and other beloved family.

    Rest in peace, my dear friend,



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