July 22, 2018

Promotion Watch ’12: Grant Thornton Admits 27 New Partners

The word from the Purple Rose of Chicago was just handed down this morning from Stephen Chipman, at least that's what we hear. Oh wait, no, we know for sure, here's the email:

 

Dear colleagues,
 
One of my greatest pleasures as CEO of Grant Thornton is the opportunity I have every year to announce our firm’s new admissions into the partnership. I believe these promotions are one of the highest and most visible demonstrations of responsible stewardship, and a clear indication that we are committed to elevating talented men and women into strategic leadership positions.
 
Our firm’s growth, and that of the clients we serve, is fundamentally based on the quality of our people. It is our commitment and investment in developing talent and identifying new leaders that will lead to even greater growth and success.
 
The individuals we are announcing today have clearly demonstrated their dedication to this firm, to their colleagues, to the profession and to their communities. They embody our principles of collaboration, leadership, professional excellence, agility, responsibility and respect. I am confident that they will help drive Grant Thornton forward as the firm of choice for dynamic organizations.
 
Please join me in congratulating each of these individuals and wishing them continued success at Grant Thornton.
 
Stephen
And the winners are:
 

Partner/Principal

Service Line

LOB/Location

Andrew Brown

Audit

Tulsa

Beverly Byers

Audit

Dallas

Daniel Flowers

Audit

Reno

Brian Fralick

Tax

Houston

Amanda Hartman

Audit

Dallas

James Harvey

Audit

Public Sector

Anthony Holden

Audit

Oklahoma City

Darlene Huff

Audit

Edison

Lane Jackson

Advisory

National Assurance Advisory Services

Bill Kaiser

Tax

St. Louis

Joseph Loretto

Audit

Dallas

John McLain

Audit

Public Sector

Bryan Moser

Advisory

Mid Atlantic

Joe Parrish

Tax

Charlotte

Jason Plourde

Audit

Professional Standards Group

Brian Pomis

Tax

Chicago

Steven Recor

Audit

New York

Mick Rennick

Audit

Detroit

Scott Ruggiero

Audit

Professional Standards Group

Richard Sacher

Audit

South Florida

Peter Stonis

Tax

Tulsa

Matthew Tierney

Advisory

Northeast Region

Melvin Tobaru

Tax

Southern California

Shiva Verma

Advisory

Public Sector

Sharon Whittle

Tax

Charlotte

Jamie Yesnowitz

Tax

National Tax Standards Group

Brandon Young

Tax

Oklahoma City

That's 4 in Advisory, 14 in Audit and 9 in Tax; 23 men and 4 women. Let's give them all a nice round of applause.

Now, business must be absolutely booming over there as this year's partner promotions are a full ONE partner more than last year's. Great job, guys (and gals)!

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[BDO Seidman Press Release]