Grant Thornton elects four new members to Partnership Board
Wedding and Wolkenstein re-elected as members; Wedding re-elected as chairman
CHICAGO, January 7, 2015 –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grant Thornton LLP partners and principals elected Kullen Birkeland, office managing partner of the Southern California practice; Dexter Manning, national Food and Beverage practice leader; Erica O’Malley, national managing partner of Employee Benefit Plans and Diversity and Inclusion; and Jim Wittmer, East region leader of the Strategic Federal Tax Services practice, to the Partnership Board at the annual Firm Leadership Meeting held in November.
Incumbents Dave Wedding, Mid-South market territory managing partner and office managing partner of the Carolinas practice, which includes offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C., and Jon Wolkenstein, Audit partner and Dallas office assistant managing partner, were re-elected to the board.
In addition, Wedding was re-elected as chairman during the board’s December meeting. Wedding has served as chairman since December 2012.
“We are fortunate to have such a talented group of leaders serving on our governing board, which is critical to Grant Thornton’s continued strength and success,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer (CEO) of Grant Thornton. “Congratulations to all of our newly elected and re-elected board members and we thank them for taking on this important personal and professional responsibility.”
Continuing Partnership Board members currently serving terms include:
- McGuire – CEO, appointed position
- Lori Davis – Denver office managing partner
- Frank Kurre – Metro New York and New England managing partner
- Brian Lucas – Central region Tax Services leader
- Brad Preber – Forensic & Valuation Services national managing partner
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