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College of Business Alumni

2013 Honorary Alumnus

Grant Thornton LLP (Retired)

In his retirement, George remains active with the academic and professional accounting communities. He is a Trustee and serves as President of the AICPA's Foundation. He is a member of the AICPA's newly formed National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

George is one of four founding members of the Sponsoring Group of the Pathways Commission, the National Commission on Accounting Education to chart a national strategy for the next generation of accountants.

He is member of the AACSB International's Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality, and also a member of that organization's Accounting Accreditation Committee.

He also serves as a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of a global non-profit health organization.

George serves on several university accountancy advisory boards, including Northern Illinois University.

Before retirement, George served as a Partner in the Executive Office of Grant Thornton LLP where he worked with the implementation of the Firm's automated audit and control software, and was the Firm's Chief Learning Officer.

George graduated with an undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree from Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University and Michigan State University, respectively. He is an outstanding accounting alumnus of Ohio State and Oklahoma State.

George and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children and ten grandchildren. They spend most of their free time visiting his dad, their children and grandchildren, and gardening at family locations in five states.