KPMG LLP, (US) has appointed Michele Meyer-Shipp as Partner & Chief Diversity Officer. She succeeds Sue Townsen, who returns full-time to the firm’s Advisory practice.
Meyer-Shipp, who joins as a principal, will lead the national Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) team and oversee its strategy and objectives, including growing diverse leaders and collaboration; inspiring broad perspectives and innovative client solutions; and fostering an inclusive, accessible, and vibrant workplace.
She will work closely with KPMG’s leadership team to advance its inclusive and diverse culture, which has earned the firm recognition as a top workplace by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc, Working Mother, and The Human Rights Campaign.
Meyer-Shipp joins to KPMG from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she served as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. And she also previously worked at Prudential Financial, initially as Vice President and Counsel and then as Chief Diversity Officer.
She earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University.
She has been a member of various diversity-focused boards and professional organizations, including Twitter’s Inclusion Advisory Council, Working Mother Media’s Multicultural Women’s Advisory Board, the National Organization on Disability Board, and the Center for Talent Innovation Diversity and Inclusion Council.
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