KPMG names Richmond office managing partner
Audit practice partner Wendy Lewis assumes role
Wendy Lewis was promoted to managing partner of KPMG LLP’s Richmond office on Aug. 1, overseeing more than 235 employees based there, the New York-based professional services firm announced Wednesday.
Lewis, also a partner in KPMG’s audit practice, succeeds Paul Croston, who will retire on Sept. 30 after 33 years with the firm.
“I am honored to be working with our tremendous team of partners and professionals to help our clients adapt and thrive in today’s dynamic environment,” Lewis said in a statement. “I look forward to deepening our relationships in the market, building on our firm’s strong culture and supporting the local community.”
Lewis, who is also chair of the Virginia Board of Accountancy, joined the firm in 1997 as an associate and became a partner in 2010. She completed a three-year rotation in KPMG’s national office in New York, providing technical accounting, financial reporting and auditing assistance to audit engagement teams in the firm’s local offices.
She serves as a local partner champion for KPMG’s African Ancestry Business Resource Group, which she has been a member of since its inception in 2006. Lewis has also served as local partner champion for KPMG’s Washington, D.C., and Tysons offices. She leads KPMG’s campus recruiting efforts for Hampton University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University, her alma mater.
Lewis is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a past president of the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. She serves as treasurer of the board for the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation.
KPMG LLP is the U.S. arm of the global organization of professional services firms. KPMG has more than 265,000 employees in member firms across 143 countries and territories.