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Jim Brady Appointed Grant Thornton COO; Mike McGuire Comments

Jim Brady
Jim Brady

Jim Brady, currently managing partner for the Central region at Grant Thornton, has been named chief operating officer of the company.

He will oversee Grant Thornton’s public policy team as well as the firm’s Central and East regions and will continue to report to CEO Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton said Monday.

The 35-year professional services industry veteran will work through the company’s headquarters in Chicago and continue to serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.

“Jim is a widely respected and highly talented leader who brings key insight to Grant Thornton’s operational structure, ” McGuire said.

Prior to Grant Thornton, Brady spent 27 years at Deloitte where he held several roles such as national managing partner for Deloitte’s U.S. government affairs and public policy and CEO of the company’s U.S.-India audit and advisory joint venture.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member also sits on the advisory board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, board of councilors of the Carter Center and board of directors of the World Business Chicago.

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