Chairman and CEO

In more than three decades at KPMG, it's the personal touch that has given John Veihmeyer the competitive edge. Veihmeyer advocates frequent communication with mid-level management to underscore the importance of diversity. "If you aren't passionate about this, then you can't be in your leadership role," Veihmeyer told DiversityInc. "We won't grow as fast, be as profitable, have the best latent and achieve all of our objectives without inclusion."

A believer in building an inclusive future workforce, Veihmeyer has helped KPMG become a leader in recruiting top talent. "As a special-services firm, all we have is our talent, Veihmeyer said when KPMG received DiversityInc's Top Company for Talent Pipeline Award in 2011. "If we don't get it right from a talent and inclusion standpoint, we are not going to be very successful."

Veihmeyer previously served as KPMG's U.S. Deputy Chairman. He also has been Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory, and Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic region and in Washington, D.C. He joined the firm in 1977 and made partner in 1987.

He is on the governing board of the Center for Audit Quality. He also is a member of the Partnership for New York City and of the Business-Higher Education Forum, sits on the board of directors of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and co-chairs the New York chapter of CEOs Against Cancer. Veihmeyer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1977 from the University of Notre Dame, where he is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Mendoza School of Business. He is married with three children.

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