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James L. Powers

Chief Executive Officer of Crowe Horwath LLP
Jim Powers assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2015 for Crowe Horwath LLP. He previously provided audit services to publicly and privately owned businesses in a variety of industries. In addition, he has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions and private and public securities offerings, as well as in the areas of strategic planning and business process re-engineering. Jim has served three separate terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, including serving as its chairman in 2012-2013. He previously led the firm’s audit and financial advisory businesses on a national level. He has also served as chairman of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice Committee, managing partner of the firm’s Indianapolis office, and has chaired the firm Retirement Plan Investment Committee. Jim is a seasoned resource for sales and marketing teams on strategies for cross-border activities related to Crowe Global member firms. He previously served as the Crowe Global liaison partner and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Jim is actively involved in community service organizations including serving as a board member, finance committee chair, and the current board chair of the Indianapolis Zoological Society; elected member and director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; and board member and treasurer of the Crooked Stick Golf Club. Jim holds a Bachelor of Administration degree in Economics from DePauw University.