Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
KPMG LLP is a leading professional services firm that provides tax, audit and advisory services to clients worldwide. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer -- and member of KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee -- Lynne Doughtie leads more than 30,000 partners and professionals across the United States.
Lynne began her career in the Audit practice at KPMG in 1985 and has served in various national, regional, and global leadership roles. From 2011 to 2015, she served as vice chair of KPMG’s Advisory business, establishing it as the firm’s fastest growing business. She also oversaw the expansion of KPMG’s capabilities in innovative services and solutions, including information security, strategy, digital/mobile, and transformation.
Ms. Doughtie is a passionate driver of KPMG’s corporate responsibility and commitment to an inclusive and purpose-driven culture. Over the course of her career, she has been recognized at the highest levels for her professional accomplishments. A few include “Most Powerful Women in Business” (Fortune); “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” (Crain’s New York Business); “Top 100 Most Influential People” (Accounting Today); “100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” (National Association of Corporate Directors); and “Woman of Achievement” (National Association of Female Executives).
Lynne is a governing board member for the Center for Audit Quality, is a member of The Committee of 200, and serves as a board member for NAF, the Partnership for New York City, and LUNGevity. In addition, she is on the advisory board at the Pamplin College of Business (Virginia Tech) where she earned her B.S. degree in accounting, and is on the school’s accounting and information systems advisory board. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for her outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.
With CPA certifications in both Virginia and New York, Ms. Doughtie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She and her family currently reside in her native city of Richmond, Virginia.