Grant Thornton Audit Partner Dorsey Baskin Becomes NACD Governance Fellow


Grant Thornton LLP's Dorsey Baskin

Grant Thornton LLP today announced that Dorsey Baskin, managing partner for the firm’s Innovative Services Development practice, has been selected as a governance fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

“We are proud to announce that Dorsey has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses, and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

Baskin was selected after demonstrating his knowledge of leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance by completing a comprehensive program of ongoing study administered by NACD. NACD fellows renew their fellowship status every year, maintaining and advancing their knowledge through continuous education and peer-led insights.

“We congratulate Dorsey on this well-deserved honor,” said Wally Gruenes, Grant Thornton’s Dallas office managing partner. “This fellowship recognizes Dorsey as someone who stands within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom and his selection by the NACD will empower our firm to continue to provide the latest insights, intelligence and leading boardroom practices.”

In his current position, Baskin leads Grant Thornton’s innovative services development function that works with audit, tax, and advisory services to create and offer assurance and consulting solutions related to emerging trends, legislation and regulation. He currently serves as immediate past chairman and member of the executive committee of the board for Dallas Summer Musicals, and is a board member of the Grant Thornton Foundation.

About the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the advocate for the profession of directorship and is focused on advancing exemplary board leadership. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 16,000 corporate director members rely on to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges. NACD provides world-class director education programs, national peer-exchange forums, and proprietary research to promote director professionalism, ultimately enhancing the economic sustainability of the corporate enterprise and bolstering stakeholder confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at or 202-380-1891.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.45 billion and operates 59 offices with more than 550 partners and 7,000 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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