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Charles McKenna
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Charles "Charlie” McKenna is a retired partner at the accounting and consulting firm, Crowe Horwath LLP, where he served for over 25 years. His career first began at the accounting firm of KMG Main Hurdman where he became a partner in 1977. At KMG, he served in several leadership roles including the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee. Upon joining Crowe, Mr. McKenna was instrumental in helping to lead the firm’s growth to its current status as one of the ten largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States.

Throughout his tenure with Crowe Horwath, Mr. McKenna has had many significant roles in the firm’s development and has been active on many of the firm’s internal committees including the Visioning Committee which is credited with developing the firm’s overall management philosophy, vision and values. He served two terms (one term as member and one term as Chairman) on the firm’s Executive Committee, Crowe’s governing body, and has developed a reputation of always balancing partner needs with the needs of the firm for continued growth. His service on the Strategic Alliance Committee has been instrumental in guiding the firm’s M&A activity. He held a key role in developing the firm’s affiliation with Horwath International having served as an international liaison partner. After many years of growing the firm’s Corporate Finance Group while serving as Partner in Charge of the firm’s Oak Brook, Illinois office, he was asked to take on the challenge of establishing an investment banking firm. In 2000, he founded and became head of Crowe Capital Markets LLC, a broker-dealer headquartered in Chicago, which has experienced solid growth since its inception.

Mr. McKenna currently serves on several Board of Directors including Wheaton Bank & Trust and Penske Motor Group. He also serves as trustee for The DuPage Foundation.

Mr. McKenna has served as a speaker and panel member at the American Management Association and at various international forums and has been featured in "Who’s Who” in Crain’s Chicago Business.
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