Grant Thornton’s Tony Banks Elected to Association for Corporate Growth Board


DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tony Banks, director of the Dallas office of Grant Thornton LLP, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). Banks, who previously served as president of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of ACG, has more than 25 years of experience in private equity, business development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He plans to use this experience to expand ACG’s membership and raise awareness of the organization within the private equity and investment banking communities.

“I’ve always had a passion for developing leaders in the M&A space, and having a seat on the board of this incredible organization allows me to do just that,” Banks said. “I am humbled and humbled by this opportunity to help lead an organization that means so much to so many professionals across the country.

Banks has been a director of Grant Thornton’s Dallas office since 2017 — the same year he began his tenure as president of his local ACG chapter. He was previously director of business development at Hein & Associates for over seven years, and prior to that role worked in investment banking and wealth management consulting for JD Ford & Company and Goldman Sachs, respectively.

“Our Dallas office is full of talented, hard-working professionals who are some of the best in the country at what they do, and Tony Banks is the perfect example of that,” said Nichole Jordan, Central Region Managing Partner of Grant Thornton LLP. . “Tony’s commitment to mentorship has paid off for our firm, and he is already having an impact on ACG and its members.”

In her two-decade career so far, Banks has worked in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, energy, technology and healthcare. He is one of four new members to join the ACG Board of Directors in 2022, and he will serve the organization as a board member until 2024.

Doreen Griffith, managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Dallas office, believes the ACG board seat is the perfect fit for Banks’ business acumen.

“Tony is an exceptional, people-oriented leader who has a knack for uplifting his colleagues and contributing to their growth,” said Griffith. “I know he has already had a significant impact on ACG locally and nationally, and I look forward to seeing how he continues to drive the growth of the organization and all of its members.”

Meanwhile, Banks says his local business community deserves credit for the future success he and ACG will enjoy.

“Dallas’ business community has helped me become a stronger leader and advisor,” he concluded. “There is no better place for me to continue to advance the work of ACG.”

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About ACG (Association for Business Growth)

Founded in 1954, ACG is the premier M&A trading community with a mission to drive growth in the middle market. ACG’s global network operates in 61 local markets around the world and includes more than 100,000 middle market professionals who invest, own and advise growing businesses. Learn more about ACG and become a member at


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