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James L. Powers

Chief Executive Officer, Crowe LLP

Mr. Powers assumed the role of chief executive officer effective April 1, 2015. He has 36 years of experience in providing 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. Mr. Powers 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 basis. He also previously served as chairman of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice Committee, which was responsible for all policy aspects of the firm’s accounting and auditing practices. Jim also served as managing partner of the firm’s Indianapolis office, and 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 Horwath International member firms. Jim previously served as the Crowe Horwath International liaison partner, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Powers is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Indiana CPA Society.