NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG today announced the appointment of P. Scott Ozanus as Chairman of KPMG's Americas Region, effective immediately. The appointment was made through unanimous election by the firm's Americas Board, which chose Ozanus to succeed Bill Thomas, KPMG's newly-elected Global Chairman.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to strengthen our coordination and work across the Americas region and around the globe," said Ozanus. "My top priority continues to be joining all of our people in the stewardship of KPMG. Stewardship is critical, ensuring that we continue to be a culture of innovative client service, boundless opportunity, and commitment to our communities."
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As a Regional Chairman, Ozanus will join the firm's Global Board and Executive Committee. Ozanus will maintain his current role as deputy chairman and chief operating officer of KPMG in the U.S., which he has held since 2012. Prior to being named deputy chairman and COO, Ozanus led the firm's Tax business.
"In working closely with Scott, I have seen first-hand the example he sets as a steward of our firm," said KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie. "His extensive business expertise, combined with his passion for our people, values and brand, has positioned him well for this role."
Ozanus has played a critical role in the business planning and growth initiatives that have defined the U.S. firm's outstanding success and rapid innovation in recent years. Read more about P. Scott Ozanus here: http://bit.ly/2nDwZy7.
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