Crowe Horwath Extends Powers’ Term as CEO

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Crowe Horwath LLP has reappointed Jim Powers chief executive officer, extending his term through March 2021. Since the beginning of Powers’ tenure, the firm has increased its annual revenue by nearly 15 percent and increased its personnel by 18 percent. The firm’s people engagement index score, a measure of personnel engagement determined through a third-party administered survey, has increased five points to 90 since Powers began as CEO, a record high for Crowe and 11 points higher than the professional services norm.

Over the course of more than 36 years, he has served as managing partner, chair of the Accounting and Auditing Practice Committee; chair of the Standards, Quality and Risk Committee and as managing executive of the audit and financial advisory business unit. Powers served as chair of the Crowe Retirement Investment Committee, as a member of the firm’s Management Committee and as a member of the Crowe Executive Committee, including serving as chair 2012-2013. 

He is a seasoned resource for sales and marketing teams on strategies for cross-border activities related to the firm's international member firms. Powers previously served as the Crowe Horwath International liaison partner and currently serves as a member of the board of directors. He is actively involved in community service organizations including serving as a board member, finance committee chair, and first vice chair of the Indianapolis Zoological Society; elected member and director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; and board member of the Crooked Stick Golf Club.

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