Market Overview

Grant Thornton expands with addition of 61 executives


Thirty-two new partners and principals admitted, 29 promoted to
managing director

Grant Thornton LLP has admitted 32 new partners and principals, and
promoted 29 to managing director, effective today.

"Our new partners, principals and managing directors are curious,
collaborative and innovative, all of which align to our values and
‘Status Go" identity,'" said Mike McGuire, CEO of Grant Thornton. "We're
pleased that 36 percent of this year's class are women, which will
further diversify our leadership and provide a broader range of
perspectives and ideas. We're looking forward to all these new leaders
will do to help serve our clients and transform our firm for the future."

Partners, principals and managing directors excel in helping clients
discover innovative solutions to their businesses in an ever-changing
environment. They have an extraordinary ability to lead and build
relationships with clients and people at all levels of the firm.

By service line, Tax accounted for the largest number of promotions (38
percent), followed by Advisory (33 percent), Audit (20 percent),
internal client services (6 percent) and national client services (3

Name     Title     Service Line     Location
Christopher Baratta     Principal     Advisory     Dallas
Cal Bassford     Principal     Advisory     Baltimore
Aurpon Bhattacharya     Principal     Advisory     Alexandria
Allen Brandsdorfer     Principal     Tax     New York
Rob Buhrman     Principal     Advisory     Alexandria
Mike Burgess     Managing Director     Audit     Charlotte
Veronica Caputo     Managing Director     Tax     Atlanta
Mike Carter     Managing Director     Advisory     Charlotte
David Cavin     Principal     Tax     Chicago
Sylvia Cho     Principal     Advisory     Chicago
Jeff Cook     Managing Director     Tax     Chicago
Eric Coombs     Partner     Tax     Fort Lauderdale
John Cristiano     Partner     Advisory     New York
Ash Dalnoot     Managing Director     Audit     Boston
Jennifer Daniel     Partner     Audit     Houston
Melissa Dimitri     Managing Director     Advisory     Chicago
Tony Dinola     Partner     Advisory     Charlotte
Mike Eder     Managing Director     Advisory     Alexandria
Rebekah Feather     Partner     Tax     Dallas
Justin Ferguson     Managing Director     Tax     Metro DC
Tim Gallagher     Partner     Tax     Charlotte
Tracy Hennesy     Partner     Tax     Houston
Kevin Hinton     Partner     Tax     Portland
Chanson Ho     Managing Director     Advisory     Los Angeles
Brent Johnson     Managing Director     Advisory     Minneapolis
Jeff Johnson     Managing Director     Advisory     Alexandria
Powell Jones     Managing Director     Advisory     Atlanta
Melanie Krygier     Principal     Tax     San Francisco
Louise Labrie     Principal     Advisory     Los Angeles
Rich Lanza     Managing Director     National Client Services     Iselin
Jeff Lawton     Managing Director     Advisory     Alexandria
Tom Libeg     Partner     Advisory     Cleveland
Dave Maturo     Managing Director     Internal Services     Philadelphia
Cassie Melebeck     Managing Director     Tax     Houston
David Murdock     Managing Director     Tax     San Jose
Meredith Murphy     Managing Director     Advisory     Minneapolis
Hilary Penrod     Partner     Audit     Tulsa
Mark Power     Managing Director     Internal Services     Oakbrook
Renee Reynolds     Managing Director     Tax     Southfield
Amanda Richardson     Partner     Tax     Kansas City
Debbie Rollins     Partner     Audit     Dallas
Wendy Rotz     Managing Director     Tax     District of Columbia
Harris Sessions     Partner     Audit     Chicago
Nola Showers     Managing Director     Tax     Philadelphia
Zach Snickles     Partner     Advisory     Phoenix
Hina Sodha     Managing Director     Internal Services     Chicago
Jesica Speer     Principal     Tax     Chicago
Dustin Stamper     Managing Director     Tax     District of Columbia
Chris Stathopoulos     Principal     Internal Services     Chicago
Jeff Strassman     Partner     Audit     Boston
Chris Summer     Managing Director     Tax     Charlotte
Wei Tang     Managing Director     Advisory     Alexandria
Richard Tonge     Principal     Tax     New York
Rajesh Tripathi     Managing Director     National Client Services     Metro DC
David Wallin     Partner     Audit     Charlotte
Dianne Wasieleski     Managing Director     Audit     Chicago
Jamila Webb     Partner     Audit     Baltimore
Michelle Weber     Partner     Tax     Milwaukee
Lori West     Managing Director     Audit     Iselin
Jeff White     Partner     Tax     San Francisco
Judd Wright     Partner     Audit     Philadelphia

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant
Thornton LLP
(Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant
Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of
independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has
revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a
broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government
agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

"Grant Thornton" refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm
of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms
are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member
firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate,
one another and are not liable for one another's acts or omissions.
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