Fran M. Kurre & Frank L. Kurre '84CBA
Frank L. Kurre, Managing Partner – Northeast Region – Grant Thornton LLP, Metro New York & New England Market Territory
Frank currently serves as the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Metro New York & New England Market Territory, the largest territory of his firm. In that role, Frank is responsible for all services provided by Grant Thornton to clients in eight states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Frank previously served as National Managing Partner of his firm’s Higher Education & Not-for-Profit Practice. In that capacity, Frank was responsible for all services performed by the firm for higher education and not-for-profit clients nationwide.
Over the past 33 years, Frank has served Fortune 1000 companies, middle market public and private companies, financial institutions and large not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, Frank was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Frank is a member of the Partnership Board, his firm’s governing body consisting of ten members elected by the firm’s partners and the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. Frank is in his second 3 year term on the Partnership Board.
Frank is a member of the board of governors of St. John’s University. Frank is also a member of the board of directors of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and chairman of this health system’s audit and compliance committee. He is a member of the Manhattan chapter of Legatus. Frank formerly served as an advisory member to the Accounting Practices Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Frank also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Institute of Catholic Schools and Dominican Foundation.
Frank received a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. John’s University, summa cum laude, in 1984 and was awarded the St. John’s University President’s Silver Medal for graduating with the second highest index in the College of Business Administration. Frank also received his Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 2013 and was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Rockville Centre in May 2013.
Francesca Kurre graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Adelphi University in 1984. She began her professional career at Arthur Andersen & Company soon after, joining the audit staff and moving up to audit senior after only one year. In 1986, Francesca was promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources of the audit division and became Director in 1988. In 1991, she left her professional career to begin a family with her husband, Frank.
Among her many charitable endeavors, Francesca is actively involved with her local parish as well as with the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception and Chaminade High School. Along with her husband, she has been honored by the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk in 2002 and by the College of Mt. St. Vincent in 2017.
For Francesca and Frank, their proudest accomplishment has been raising their children, Kristen, Frank, Lauren and Michael to become loving, compassionate, and empathetic individuals who they have imbued with a Vincentian spirit of caring and concern for others.