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Executive Insights: Chairman and CEO of KPMG to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

John B. Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. and chairman of KPMG across the Americas, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business community on Friday, February 1, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
January 10, 2013

John B. Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S. and chairman of KPMG across the Americas, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business community on Friday, February 1, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

As part of his visit, Veihmeyer will take part in a moderated discussion with Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in the Struthers Auditorium, room 110 of the Business Building. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested at www.smeal.psu.edu/insights.

In addition to the discussion event with Whiteman, Veihmeyer will meet with several student groups on campus and visit various accounting classes.

Veihmeyer has held a series of key leadership positions over his 35-year career at KPMG and has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine. He is also active in philanthropy and speaks often on the importance of diversity as well as ethics and integrity in business leadership.

Executive Insights is designed to complement the Smeal educational experience by bringing high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Past guests include more than 25 leaders from organizations such as Boeing, Dell, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, and Tumi Holdings, Inc.

For more information on the Executive Insights series, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/about/lecture/execinsights.

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