University of Delaware - BS in Accounting and Management Information Systems


Jennifer (Jen) Leary has been serving clients for over 20 years in the United States and Europe.  Her background includes assurance, mergers & acquisitions and Global Concierge Services.  She has served the firm in various roles such as Client Service Leader and Managing Partner of the Carolinas.

Today she supports CLA's firmwide strategic efforts & innovation efforts as she serves as the Chief Strategy Officer in addition to supporting various advisory councils within the firm.

Jen is a also member of the CLA Board of Directors, Nexia International Network Board of Directors and the CLA Wealth Advisory Board of Directors.  She's the executive sponsor of our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) impact and she supports the development of our newly launched Community Engagement Team.

Upcoming speaking engagements

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In the community

World Bank - Doing Business in the United States contributor

North Carolina Association of CPAs

American Institute of CPAs

Nexia International - Global Network Board Member & Strategy Initiative Co-lead

Charlotte Business Journal's Women in Business Winner - 2016;

Top 40 Under 40 - 2015; M&A Top 40 under 40 - 2014