The Private Directors Association Welcomes Grant Thornton as a National Diamond Sponsor

Chicago, IL (February 7, 2022)—Grant Thornton LLP has become a National Diamond Sponsor of the Private Directors Association (PDA) ― a national association dedicated exclusively to serving private company boards and directors with the mission of improving value, growth, and sustainability through private company board excellence.

Grant Thornton is one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms — and the U.S. member firm of the Grant Thornton International Ltd global network. The firm is made up of more than 8,000 problem solvers who offer tailored solutions to a broad range of publicly- and privately-held organizations across a wide range of industries.

 “Grant Thornton is committed to providing the highest quality services to the private company boards and audit committees we serve,” said Janet Malzone, national managing partner of Audit Services at Grant Thornton. “Working with the Private Directors Association will help our clients access the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the evolving business landscape.”

Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of Geography, Nichole Jordan, agrees:

“At Grant Thornton, we’re focused on advancing governance and boardroom excellence at the private companies we serve, and we look forward to working with the Private Directors Association's nationwide network of members to help organizations across the country create more confident futures.”

According to Budd Berro, CEO of The Private Directors Association: "We are thrilled to add Grant Thornton to our growing list of National Sponsors. Our relationship with one of the nation’s premier audit, tax, and advisory services organizations provides significant value to our corporate and individual members, chapters, and ecosystem of affiliations."

Grant Thornton leaders who are current Private Directors Association members include Jon Haugeberg, Janet Malzone and Mick Rennick (Chicago), Dan DiMarco (Cleveland), Nichole Jordan and Jon Wolkenstein (Dallas), Jim Trouba (Detroit), Kunjan Mehta and Matt Rodriguez (New York), and Jose Antonio Alicea and Angela Garcia-Lopez (South Florida).


The Private Directors Association (PDA) is the only national association dedicated to improving private companies' value, growth, and sustainability through governance that adds value. PDA is a national governance ecosystem approaching 3,000 individuals, chapters, and corporate members, sponsors, and affiliations to enhance corporate value through high-performing boards. To learn more about PDA, visit


Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms — and the U.S. member firm of the Grant Thornton International Ltd global network. We go beyond the expected to make business more personal and build trust into every result. With revenues of $2.3 billion for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2022, and almost 50 offices nationwide, Grant Thornton is a community of more than 8,000 problem solvers who value relationships and are ready to help organizations of all sizes and industries create more confident futures. Because, for us, how we serve matters as much as what we do.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions.


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