Crowe Horwath LLP elects nine partners and seven directors Firm also promotes and expands roles on leadership team

CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., recently elected nine new partners and seven new directors in the following lines of business:

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  • Stephen Bedell, Tax (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Rebecca Hurt, Tax (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • John Kelleher, Tax (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Bart Kimmel, Risk Consulting (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Troy La Huis, Risk Consulting (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Gary Lindsey, Risk Consulting (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Dan Megathlin, Tax (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Jeremy Nichols, Audit (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Mike Varney, Risk Consulting (Cleveland, Ohio)


  • Mike Cantrell, Tax (Dallas, Texas)
  • Jeff Goudie, Performance Consulting (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Greg LeMond, Risk Consulting (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Vicky Ludema, Marketing Development and Sales (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Brett Rosynek, Performance Consulting (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • David Strong, Tax (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Jack Wolf, Performance Consulting (Nashville, Tenn.)

Crowe also promoted several partners and expanded roles on its leadership team:

  • Jim Dolinar—Managing Partner, Assurance Professional Practice (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Gary Fox—Managing Partner, Tax (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Craig Funkhouser—Office Managing Partner, Chicago metropolitan area (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Kevin Hovorka—Managing Partner, Industry Horizontals and Private Equity Services (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Tom Jones—elected to Executive Committee (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)
  • Tony Klaich—elected to Executive Committee (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Ann Lathrop—Chief Marketing Officer (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Gary Milligan—Chief Operating Officer of Audit, Tax and Office Managing Partners (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Marc Shaffer—Managing Partner, Financial Advisory Services (Chicago, Ill.)

"These professionals are committed to maintaining Crowe's reputation for providing an exceptional client experience," said Charles Allen, Crowe Horwath's CEO. "Their leadership has helped Crowe continue its growth as a national firm."  

About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private companies, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world. The network consists of 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 580 cities around the world.

SOURCE Crowe Horwath LLP


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