NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG today announced its new Americas partner class for 2010. The Americas class totals 136 new Audit, Tax and Advisory partners, representing a dozen KPMG member firms across the region.
"Our new Americas partners have demonstrated they are fully dedicated to integrity and to excellent client service, helping companies manage the unprecedented change and complexity they face in today's marketplace," said John B. Veihmeyer, Chairman of KPMG's Americas region and Chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP (U.S.).
"The significant contributions that these outstanding individuals have made to KPMG would not have been possible without the support of their spouses, family, friends, co-workers, and mentors, and I congratulate and thank them all," Veihmeyer said.
"This new partner class is dedicated to ensuring that KPMG member firms in the Americas and elsewhere continue to be a great place to build a career for all our people," said Henry R. Keizer, Deputy Chairman of the Americas and Deputy Chairman and COO, KPMG LLP (U.S.). "These new partners each lead high performing teams, helping companies and boards as they seek clear perspectives from their auditors and advisors to make decisions around many complex issues."
New partners are chosen on the basis of several factors, including a clear demonstration of KPMG's core values of ethics, professionalism and integrity, as well as industry depth and insight.
The new partners representing KPMG member firms in the Americas include: United States (58); Canada (27); Brazil (15); Mexico (9); Colombia (7); Argentina (6); Israel (5); Costa Rica (3); Dominican Republic (2); Panama (2); El Salvador (1), and Peru (1).
About KPMG's Americas Region
KPMG's Americas Region is composed of 19 member firms, with more than 2,600 partners and total professionals of about 33,000.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries.
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