Grant Thornton US audit partner Jacqueline
Akerblom has been elected to the firms partnership board.

Akerblom is a Grant Thornton US national
managing partner of women’s initiatives and West Region North
international business center director.

Akerblom was elected at the annual partners
meeting where two incumbents were also re-elected to the board:
Long Island office partner-in-charge John Desmond and national
transaction and risk advisory services partner-in-charge and
southeast region tax managing partner Randy Robason.

During the Grant Thornton board’s December
meeting Jack Katz was re-elected as chairman for the fourth
successive year.

Eight partnership board members are also to serve the remainder
of their term.