Brenda L. Torres

Brenda L. Torres

Chief Operating Officer

320 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Post Office Box 7

South Bend, Indiana 46624-0007

United States

Brenda Torres is the chief operating officer and a partner of Crowe. Her responsibilities include overseeing several firmwide administrative groups, including talent solutions; diversity, equity, and inclusion; partner affairs; global services; and geographic office leaders.

Previously, Brenda served as the partner-in-charge of audit quality and operations in the audit services group and as the engagement partner for audits of public employees’ retirement systems. She has more than 25 years of experience delivering audit and assurance services for public employees’ retirement systems, ERISA plans, and privately held companies in a variety of industries. During her tenure at Crowe, she also served on the firm’s screening committee for new partners and principals, the CEO advisory committee, audit and assurance services management team, executive council for the women’s leadership program, and dean of the audit college of Crowe University, the firm's professional education and training portal. She also represented Crowe on the Center for Audit Quality’s talent steering committee. Brenda holds CPA licenses in Indiana, California, and New York.

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Indiana CPA Society
  • YWCA North Central Indiana past board member
  • Hannah’s House past development/fundraising committee member
  • American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Night of the Stars past planning committee chair

In the news/honors

  • 2011 Michiana Forty Under 40 class, presented by the Young Professionals Network South Bend, in collaboration with the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, and the South Bend Tribune
  • 2010 Influential Woman of the Year in the North Central Region, American Society of Women Accountants and the American Women Society of CPAs


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
    University of Notre Dame