Managing Partner, West Region
Jacqueline Akerblom is managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP's West region, which comprises 12 offices in the western United States.
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Akerblom, a member of the firm's Senior Leadership Team, joined Grant Thornton in 1989 as an Audit Services manager in the Los Angeles office.
Prior to becoming office managing partner of the firm's Southern California practice in 2012, she served as a technology audit partner and International Business Center director for the San Francisco and San Jose offices.
She was the national managing partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs for Grant Thornton from 2007 to 2011, during which time the firm saw the number of women partners increase by 197 percent.
Akerblom previously served as the national managing partner for International Client Service and spent nearly four years in Grant Thornton's London office, serving as an advisor to U.S. and European companies on cross-border transactions.
A past elected member of the firm's Partnership Board, she was also one of two U.S. partners appointed to the GTIL Board of Governors.
Akerblom is a certified public accountant in California, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
She is a former executive committee member of the AICPA Women's Initiative.
She is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, a member of the University of San Diego School of Business dean's advisory board and the dean's advisory council at the University of California, Irvine School of Business.
She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Forum for Corporate Development and on the budget and finance Committee of Goodwill of Orange County.
Akerblom received a bachelor's degree in business administration in accounting from the University of San Diego.