NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that two U.S. Advisory directors, Amanda Cox and Emily Kent, have received Consulting magazine's "Rising Stars of the Profession" award, which recognizes 35 of the most outstanding talent under the age of 35 in the consulting industry. Cox was honored for her accomplishments in the Financial Services category and Kent was recognized for her achievements in the Client Service category.
"We congratulate Amanda and Emily on these well-deserved recognitions, highlighting their achievements in Financial Services and Client Service, respectively," said Miles Everson, PwC's U.S. Advisory Leader. "They both exemplify young professionals with exceptional skills, and are reflective of the high quality and caliber of a PwC consultant. Throughout their career with PwC, they have demonstrated both leadership and a commitment to the clients and industries they serve. We look forward to the future accomplishments these promising consultants will achieve as they continue to bring value to the firm and our clients."
At PwC since 2007, Cox has helped drive strategic growth initiatives for financial services leadership, including initiatives to grow the Chicago market, regulatory compliance capabilities and vendor risk management offerings. She is also widely known at PwC for her mentoring and client service abilities.
"The variety within consulting is what has kept me interested in this career and is what I find most motivating," said Cox. "I'm honored and humbled to receive a Rising Stars of the Profession award, as I know that colleagues from PwC and professionals from other consulting firms are making significant contributions to their firms, teams, and the profession. I'm proud to be representative of that group."
Since joining PwC in 2010, Kent's career progression has been rapid. Her 2012 promotion to director within Advisory's Forensic Services reflected the considerable contribution she has made in providing high quality services to her clients and the development of her people. She is currently the lead director on a large Forensic Services project for PwC, coordinating a team of 150 people.
"I can honestly say that I love going to work every day," said Kent. "I thrive in the high pressure and fast-paced lifestyle that a consulting career offers because it constantly challenges me. I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most intelligent and hardworking colleagues and clients in the industry and am very grateful for that. I am honored to be among this year's Rising Stars of the Profession."
Cox graduated from Radford University's College of Business and Economics, with a degree in finance, and University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, with an Executive MBA. Kent graduated from James Madison University's College of Business, with a degree in finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
The full list of award recipients and related profiles are available in the March 2014 issue of Consulting magazine at http://consultingmag.com.
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