KPMG Chairman And CEO John Veihmeyer To Serve On Catalyst Board Of Advisors

Veihmeyer's Commitment to Diversity, Support for Women Leaders Recognized in Appointment to Board Dedicated to Expanding Roles for Women in Business Leadership

Dec 17, 2012, 09:30 ET from KPMG LLP

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP today announced that Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer has been named to the Board of Advisors for Catalyst, a leading nonprofit membership organization that works to expand opportunities for women in business. Veihmeyer, who also serves as the executive chair of KPMG's Diversity Advisory Board, has been a longtime advocate for increasing workplace diversity and promoting opportunities for women in leadership roles. He will bring his considerable experience to the Catalyst Board of Advisors and be a part of its interactions with more than 500 companies, business schools, and industry associations around the globe.

"It is an honor to join the Catalyst Board of Advisors and I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from the work of others as we move forward in the vital mission to expand opportunities for women in business leadership," said Veihmeyer. "By making diversity and inclusion part of the way we do business, we open the way for leaders to bring a range of different backgrounds and perspectives to today's complex business challenges."

Founded in 1962, Catalyst has a 50-year history of changing the workplace through research, advisory programs, networking and other resources that support the advancement of women leaders. The organization's current membership includes some of the largest companies in the world, with participating organizations operating in the United States, Canada, Europe and India.

"John Veihmeyer has demonstrated personal and professional leadership in advancing women in the workplace," said Ilene H. Lang, president and CEO at Catalyst.  "We welcome him to our Catalyst board and look forward to his counsel, support and commitment as we work together to expand opportunities for women and business."

In 2011, Veihmeyer received the CEO Diversity Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for embedding a commitment to diversity and inclusion excellence throughout KPMG.  KPMG is consistently named among the Best Companies for Working Mothers and the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine, the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc Magazine, and the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association of Female Executives. 

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 152,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 156 countries.


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