CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Dawn Eber has joined the Firm in Chicago as a Managing Director in the Risk Assurance practice. Eber will serve clients in the retail, consumer and industrial products sectors in the Greater Chicago market.
Eber brings nearly 20 years of experience to her new role. She joins PwC from Sears Holding Corporation, where she was Director of Corporate Audit. Her ability to run a large, complex internal audit department and solid understanding of business and related risks will be an asset to both clients and people within PwC's Chicago practice.
"Dawn's extensive experience and established presence in the market will help drive growth in the retail and consumer sector," said Dean Simone, PwC US Risk Assurance leader. "We needed a strong Managing Director with a history of building relationships, communicating value propositions, and growing the business as a member of our Greater Chicago team, and Dawn's demonstrated abilities will serve our clients and business well."
During her time at Sears, Eber grew the Corporate Audit department by 50 percent, developed a robust new training program and led projects that addressed operational, financial, governance and regulatory risks. Previously, Eber was a senior manager in the Assurance practice at KPMG.
Eber is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley University. She currently is on the Board of Directors for one of the fastest-growing non-profit organizations.
About PwC's Risk Assurance Practice
PwC understands that significant risk is rarely confined to discrete areas within an organization. Rather, most significant risks have a wide-ranging impact across the organization. As a result, PwC's Risk Assurance practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects business, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. This approach is complemented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience of its Risk Assurance professionals. The end result is a risk solution tailored to meet the unique needs of clients.
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