KPMG appoints Wendy Lewis as Richmond office leader

07 September 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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KPMG US has appointed Wendy Lewis as managing partner of its Richmond, VA office.

Lewis succeeds Paul Croston, who is retiring this month after 33 years with the Big Four accountancy.

In her new role, Lewis will oversee the strategic growth and direction of the Richmond office, as well as the development of its 235 partners and professionals.

Lewis joined KPMG’s Richmond office in 1997 and was named an audit partner in 2010. She has extensive experience in providing financial statement and audit of internal control services, participating in client filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and advising on mergers and acquisitions.

KPMG appoints Wendy Lewis as Richmond office leader

Lewis also has deep expertise in operational leadership, business development, people development and client service.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Union University and is a certified public accountant.

“I am honored and excited to begin my new role as the Richmond Office Managing Partner and privileged to lead the tremendous team of KPMG professionals,” Lewis wrote in a post on LinkedIn. “A huge thank you to Paul Croston for his mentorship, care and integrity during his time leading as the Office Managing Partner.”

Lewis is the local office partner champion for KPMG’s African ancestry business resource group and is chair of the Virginia Board of Accountancy. She previously served as president of the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

KPMG is the fourth-largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, with 35,000+ employees and annual revenue of $13.71 billion.

The firm earlier this year named Peter Zalkind as leader of its Sacramento office and Ruby Hancock as leader of its Memphis office.