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Jamie Fowler




Executive summary


Jamie Fowler is a partner at Grant Thornton.

An accomplished change agent and transformational leader within the public accounting sector, Fowler has more than 35 years of experience leading large-scale organizational structuring for clients worldwide. In 2021, Fowler won two Gold Stevie® Awards in the 19th Annual American Business Awards® competition — one for Maverick of the Year and another for Woman of the Year. She sees the awards as proof that diverse leadership in the transformation, strategy and technology areas helps drive new thinking and new solutions in the business community.

Fowler’s job has taken her to interesting places, from Silicon Valley (where she discussed alliances with tech companies) to Bangalore, India (where she established the firm’s shared services center) to Capitol Hill (where she met with members of Congress and their staffers working on legislation). Most often, she can be found connecting with the firm’s clients and people in Grant Thornton offices across the country.

Fowler boasts experience in a range of areas, including: transformational leadership; strategy formulation; P&L operations; international business; governmental affairs; public policy; and supply chain optimization. She is also a frequent public speaker and prolific writer who focuses on being a change agent.

Fowler has served in a range of leadership roles at Grant Thornton, including: chief transformation officer; national managing partner of Tax Services; office managing partner for the Washington, DC area; and managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Atlantic Coast Territory. She also was the principal architect of the Grant Thornton Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2003, Fowler served in leadership roles for KPMG in Atlanta, Dallas and New York, where she was tax partner in charge of transportation for North America.

Among many volunteer leadership commitments, Fowler serves on the executive committee of the Manhattan Theatre Club — and serves as its secretary.




Professional qualifications and memberships


  • CHIEF, Member
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Member and NACD Directorship Certified
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
  • Certified Public Accountant in New York and Massachusetts





  • University of Virginia, Masters of Science, Accounting
  • Saїd Business School, University of Oxford, Grant Thornton Senior Leadership Programme

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