Jamie Fowler has been named office managing partner at Grant Thornton LLP’s Mid-Atlantic practice. She will oversee the growth and operations of the Top 100 firm’s Baltimore and McLean, Va., offices.

[IMGCAP(1)] Fowler previously was the Northeast region partner-in-charge of Tax and as national managing partner of National Tax Strategic Solutions, which supports the firm’s Tax Services professionals through formulation and execution of strategy, including change management and leadership. She succeeds Rich LaFleur, who was named partner-in-charge of Industries and Markets for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic practice.

“Jamie brings to this role proven leadership coupled with extensive knowledge and vast experience — essential attributes to best serve our dynamic clients,” said Rick Gebert, managing partner of Grant Thornton’s East region. “She will be integral in maintaining and building upon the momentum that Rich established for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic practice during the last 16 years.”

Fowler was a principal architect of the Grant Thornton Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India, which was established in 2012 by the U.S. and India member firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd. She has nearly 30 years of experience leading large-scale organizational restructuring projects for companies nationwide.

Fowler is a certified public accountant in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and Texas, and serves on the Tax Division of the American Institute of CPAs. She is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Fowler received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ouachita University.

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