CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Crawford Pounds, a 25-year veteran of the firm, has been appointed as the Market Managing Partner (MMP) for PwC's Carolinas market. In his new role, he will lead a practice comprising over 900 PwC professionals throughout North and South Carolina and direct the strategy and operations of PwC's offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Spartanburg. Crawford succeeds Matt Kosmicki who will remain in the Charlotte office to focus on various client service activities.
"Having spent the last five years in this market, I'm excited to now take on the Market Managing Partner role," said Pounds. "PwC has an outstanding client base in the Carolinas, serving many of the largest public and private companies throughout the two states. Our focus will be on sustaining the strong growth and client relationships that we have enjoyed here by continuing to provide our clients with the quality service they have come to expect from PwC. I also look forward to continuing to drive our investments in the community including our 'Earn Your Future' program, which is focused on increasing financial literacy among school-aged children."
Pounds has been with PwC since 1988 and was admitted to the partnership in 1999. He began his career with the firm in Birmingham, AL before relocating to Florham Park, NJ, where he served in a number of client service and internal firm positions. Pounds relocated to the Charlotte office in 2008, and prior to assuming the MMP role, served as the Assurance Leader for PwC's Carolinas market. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA. Pounds is a Certified Public Accountant in Alabama, North Carolina, and New Jersey.
Additionally, PwC announced that Mary Shelton Rose was appointed Advisory Leader for PwC's Carolinas market. Based in Charlotte, Rose oversees a growing team of more than 230 Advisory professionals based throughout North and South Carolina who provide consulting, deals and forensics services to help clients address their most complex business issues, from strategy through execution. Rose assumed the role from Jason O'Neil who, through his leadership efforts, helped the Carolinas' Advisory practice grow 40 percent last year.
Rose, a 24-year veteran of PwC, started her career in the Atlanta office after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent 14 years in Los Angeles before returning to the Charlotte office in August 2012. Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and North Carolina.
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