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Diane Swonk Named Grant Thornton Chief Economist

Diane Swonk, founder of private consulting firm DS Economics, has joined Grant Thornton as chief economist and she will be based in the professional services company’s Chicago headquarters. Grant Thornton said Monday Swonk will aim to grow client services through her economic forecasting skills and previous experience as an adviser to central banks, …

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LaVerne Council Joins Grant Thornton as Enterprise Digital Strategy & Innovation Lead

LaVerne Council, a more than 30-year public and private sector veteran, has been appointed national managing principal for enterprise digital strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton said Thursday Council will oversee enterprise digital and technological strategies and products designed to help chief information officers address information technology challenges within their organizations. She …

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Grant Thornton Adds GPO Vet Davita Vance-Cooks to Public Sector Practice

Davita Vance-Cooks, former head of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, has joined Grant Thornton as a director within the professional services firm’s public sector practice. Vance-Cooks will support the operations transformation and change management efforts of the practice’s civilian business, Grant Thornton said Friday. As GPO director, Vance-Cooks led a modernization strategy to …

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Jonathan Eaton Named Grant Thornton Supply Chain Mgmt Practice Leader

Jonathan Eaton, formerly a vice president and industry supply chain partner at Chainalytics, has joined Grant Thornton as leader of the professional services firm’s national supply chain management. Grant Thornton said Tuesday Eaton will oversee a portfolio of strategy, transformation,  demand and supply planning, procurement, analytics, transportation, visibility and network optimization service offerings in …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Joins NVTC Board

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has been appointed to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s board of directors. Desch brings to the council more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications and global wireless industries, NVTC said Tuesday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, is a member of President …

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Jimmy Pappas Joins Grant Thornton as Forensic Advisory Services Partner

Jimmy Pappas, formerly a managing director of professional services company PwC, has been named a partner at Grant Thornton‘s forensic advisory services business. Grant Thornton said Friday the more than 20-year forensic and audit accounting veteran will be responsible for helping expand the firm’s forensic accounting, civil litigation, corporate governance and …

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US Chamber of Commerce Adds Grant Thornton COO Jim Brady to Board

Jim Brady, chief operating officer of Grant Thornton, has joined the board of directors at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “As a board member for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I look forward to helping companies of all sizes create jobs and enhance our economy,” Brady said in a statement released March …

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IBM Vet John Lainhart Named Senior Strategist at Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice

John Lainhart, a former leader of the U.S. public sector cybersecurity and privacy group at IBM, has been appointed as senior strategist at Grant Thornton‘s cyber risk advisory practice. He will oversee the development of cybersecurity offerings for the public sector in his new position, Grant Thornton said Thursday. “It’s essential for agencies to invest …

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PSC Announces 2017 Board, Executive Panel Members; Accenture’s John Goodman Re-Elected Chair

The Professional Services Council re-elected several executives and appointed new members to its 2017 executive committee and board of directors during its annual meeting held Thursday. John Goodman, chief operating officer of Accenture’s federal services business; and Deb Alderson, president and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions; were respectively re-elected as …

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