Crowe Horwath LLP individuals recognized in five states and nationally


CHICAGO (March 12, 2013) - National awards programs have recognized  Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., and 12 of its personnel.  Additionally, seven people were recognized by programs in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.


  • CEO Chuck Allen was named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100. Composed of more than 11,000 members, the NACD recognizes the top 100 most influential people in corporate governance.
  • Allen was also named to Accounting Today's inaugural Managing Partner Elite list, recognizing 10 managing partners from firms across the country.
  • For the first time, Crowe was ranked on the InformationWeek 500 list. The list, compiled by InformationWeek magazine, recognizes the nation's top 500 innovative business teams that used new technology and models to make notable improvements in their company operations.
  • Geralyn Hurd, a partner in the Tax practice in the Crowe Chicago office, was named one of Consulting Magazine's  Top 25 Consultants in the category of Excellence in the Public Sector.   Hurd developed the patent-pending Crowe Tax Risk Assessment and Control (C-TRAC®) solution, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-approved solution that combines project management with tax expertise.
  • The Crowe Information Services team, led by Chief Information Officer Yvonne Scott, was awarded the Most Effective IT Team of the Year Award by the Society of Information Managers (SIM) and the American Institute of Technology Professionals (AITP) Chicago chapters. The team included Kathy Fluke, Challis Gibbs, Pat Powers and Rex Voorheis.   
  • The Crowe marketing campaign for the Financial Services group of the Performance practice was a finalist for the Getting to Know You Award, one of Eloqua's annual marketing awards, or "Markies." Among the campaign's contributors were Angela Blankenship, Christine Elliott, Andrea Flachs, Jon Losey and Tinh Tran.

Sue Tomlinson, a partner in the Tax practice in the Crowe Los Angeles office, received the Women in Business Award for Business Executive of the Year from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

    Justin Stone, a partner in the Audit practice in the Crowe Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office, was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" program.

      CEO Chuck Allen received the Ball State University Department of Accounting Award of Excellence for 2012.


        • Cory Herendeen, a principal, and Jeremy Cox, a senior manager, both in the Performance practice in the Crowe Indianapolis office, were among the 100 finalists for Indy's 2012 Best and Brightest.  Herendeen was a finalist in the Accounting category, Cox a finalist in the Government category.
        • Jennifer Kary, a partner in the Audit practice in the Crowe South Bend, Ind., office, was recognized in the 2012 Class of Michiana "Forty Under 40" program, presented by the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph's County.
        • Aaron Myers, a senior manager in the Audit practice in the Crowe Fort Wayne, Ind., office, was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly's "Forty Under 40" program. 

          Steve Jennings, a partner in the Audit practice in the Crowe Lexington, Ky., office, received the Kentucky Nonprofit Network's Outstanding Board Leadership Award.

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            Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.


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