immediate past president - jennifer stout
Jennifer Stout serves as Vice-Chair of the Bates Board of Directors and Senior Executive Advisor. As the former Bates CEO, Jennifer embodies the core "Bates Values" that: all client needs are embraced as our own, all challenges can be addressed, and we can innovate and compete while treating others and our team with dignity and respect. Born and raised in Oregon, Jennifer began her career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen (a Big Five accounting firm) before joining Bates, where over the last 25 years she has grown from an entry-level financial analyst into the leader of the company. She builds on her detailed understanding of all facets of Bates Group’s strengths by working tirelessly to expand the boundaries of our services and solutions benefiting clients throughout the life cycle of their legal, regulatory and compliance matters.