Grant Thornton Admits Four New Members to Partnership Board

Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY13 net revenue of $1.3 billion) admitted Kullen Birkeland, OMP of the Southern California practice; Dexter Manning, national food and beverage practice leader; Erica O’Malley, national MP 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.

Incumbents Dave Wedding, Mid-South market territory MP and OMP 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 MP, 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,” says Mike McGuire, 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.”