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Joann Cangelosi




Executive summary


Joann is a principal in our Advisory Services practice, based in Arlington, VA and also leads Grant Thornton’s National Hospitality Industry, supporting all lines of service including audit, tax and advisory. She has more than 20 years of combined experience in public accounting, private industry and business consulting including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit services, operational audits, business process improvement, and risk management. Her experience also includes audit services within a national CPA firm, as well as SEC financial reporting and controller positions. Joann has significant experience in the real estate industry, specifically within hotel, retail, multifamily and office, including REITs. Joann has strong multi-national experience having held financial reporting roles at a large publicly traded global hotel franchisor and a publicly traded UK based software company, as well as serving many multi-national clients.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Maryland
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, Northern Virginia Chapter, Treasurer
  • Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Leadership Group


Community involvement

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts, Board
  • Potomac Hunt and Hospitality; Potomac Hunt Races, Co-chair



  • BS, Accounting, Syracuse University

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