The Plaza Group Announces Preber as its Newest Board Member

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The Plaza Group appointed Bradley Preber as its newest board member and a representative of the Audit Committee.

The Plaza Group, a leading international petrochemical marketing firm, has announced the appointment of its newest independent board member, bringing the total board membership to five.

The existing board of The Plaza Group appointed Bradley Preber as its newest board member, and a representative of the Audit Committee. Preber will join Eugene Allspach, Carmine Falcone, Dr. Laura Murillo, and Gene Kenyon on the board.

“We are truly excited about the addition of Brad Preber to The Plaza Group board,” said Randy Velarde, The Plaza Group President. “Preber brings several decades of experience in finance to the board, including recognition as a leading CEO by several industry reporting organizations.”

About Bradley Preber
Bradley (Brad) J. Preber, is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Grant Thornton LLP (GTUS), one of the largest audit, tax and advisory services firms in the U.S. and the largest member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Brad held certifications as a CPA, CGMA, CFF, CFE and CCA and was qualified as a financial expert under SEC rules. Brad was recognized as #47 on Glassdoor Top 100 CEOs in 2021, by the NACD Directorship 100: Governance and Institutions in 2020 and 2021, by Accounting Today magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2020 and 2021, as a Top Consulting Firm CEO by The Consulting Report in 2021, and in 2019 Consulting magazine named him a Top 25 Consultant for Excellence in Leadership. Brad authored the Wiley book Financial Expert Witness Communications and co-authored Data Analytics: Elevating Internal Audit’s Value.

During his tenure at GTUS Brad also served as the Chair of the Board for Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC, on the Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International Ltd., the Board of Directors of the Grant Thornton Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Center for Audit Quality, having led the Anti-Fraud Work Group. Brad is currently a Trustee for the University of New Mexico Foundation.

Prior to joining GTUS, Brad worked at Touche Ross & Co., later moving to Arthur Andersen, where he served as an Audit and Advisory partner. He holds BBA with honors from the University of New Mexico and in 2008 was inducted into the Robert O. Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame. Brad lives in Phoenix with his wife and they have two children. He enjoys fly fishing, biking and international travel.

About The Plaza Group
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, The Plaza Group is a multi-million dollar international marketing company of refinery and petrochemical products. The company is a marketer of certain refining and chemical products for Cenovus Energy, CEPSA, Mitsui, Delek, Marathon, Valero, Southern Chemical and Total Energies. For inquiries call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company's web site at

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