The Phoenix office of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, is pleased to announce it has appointed J. Dee Itri, CPA, to manager in the National Tax Strategic Solutions group, which has a home base in the Valley. In his role, he will be responsible for supporting the tax practice’s internally developed technologies and serving as a liaison with the firm’s external tax preparation software vendor. Prior to the appointment, Itri served as a senior associate in the National Tax Strategic Solutions group. Throughout his career, Itri has had several significant accomplishments including the development of standard, Excel-based workpaper tools for Forms 990, 1040, 1041, 1120, 1065 and 5471. He has also developed a self-study Excel training program and teaches first-year tax training. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and volunteers his time with Junior Achievement of Arizona. Itri earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Master of Accountancy degree in Tax from Brigham Young University. He is a Mesa resident. About Grant Thornton LLP The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.