Grant Thornton Names Swonk as Chief Economist

Diane Swonk

Diane Swonk

Diane Swonk has joined Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY16 net revenue of $1.7 billion) as chief economist. Swonk will enhance client services with her economic forecasting acumen and experience advising U.S. policy makers, central banks, multinational corporations and C-suite teams.

Swonk has worked with a range of companies throughout her career, most recently with her private consulting firm, DS Economics. Swonk and her team have transitioned to Grant Thornton from DS Economics.

“Businesses today are undergoing a huge amount of change,” says Grant Thornton CEO Mike McGuire. “Companies need sharp and timely economic insights to succeed – the very insights that have made Diane so well known. With her knowledge and experience across multiple sectors, including the high-growth middle market, Diane and her team complement our forward-thinking approach to solving clients’ problems.”

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the firm’s industry and policy leaders to help Grant Thornton’s clients move forward with confidence,” says Swonk. “It’s an extraordinary opportunity to provide strategic advice and practical solutions to a spectrum of businesses in an increasingly complex economic environment.”