Jacqueline Akerblom

WEST REGION MANAGING PARTNER: GRANT THORNTON LLP

Leads 130 OC workers, 11th-largest OC accountancy by that metric … 8K total in Western environs … GT has 44K worldwide workers … audit, tax, advisory … named to post 2013 … previously led SoCal … 29 years at firm … stints in San Jose, London … previously KPMG five years … has backed UCI’s business school, Girl Scouts, industry opportunity for women