I kid, I kid. We all know accountants are widely lauded for their aerobic capacity and obsession with exercise. But even among such a fit group, Gwen Jorgenson stands out.
In 2009, the former University of Wisconsin swimmer and track star traded in her goggles and cleats for the Code and Regs, taking a job with E&Y out of Milwaukee. But when USA Triathlon came calling a year later to see if she’s like to give the sport a go, her competitive spirit forced her to say yes, and E&Y was kind enough to grant her a leave of absence.
Perfectly suited for triathlon with a lethal swim/run combination, Jorgenson was a natural. Once she dialed in her cycling, she quickly rose to the top of her sport at the Olympic distance (1500m swim/40k bike/10k run), winning USAT Rookie of the Year in 2010. Just two years later, she took 2nd at the London test event to qualify for this summer’s Games, where she’ll compete against the world’s elite on Sunday, August 4th.
As if Jorgenson’s athletic endeavors weren’t enough to differentiate her in an industry where many of her peers need a nap after a particularly demanding copy and paste, she was also recently named to this list of 99 Sexiest Olympic athletes.
Smart. Athletic. Sexy. I’m starting to think Jorgenson has a great chance to become the second-most Googled Big 4 accountant of the summer.