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Lynne Doughtie

U.S. Chairman & CEO, KPMG

Bio Current as of August 19, 2020

Lynne Doughtie is U.S. Chairman and CEO of KPMG — one of the world’s leading professional services firms. She also is a member of KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee.

From 2011 to 2015, Lynne served as vice chair of KPMG’s Advisory business, establishing Advisory 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. Lynne began her career in KPMG’s Audit practice in 1985 and has served in a number of national, regional, and global leadership roles, including lead partner for several of KPMG’s major clients. 

Lynne is a governing board member for the Center for Audit Quality and a member of The Committee of 200.  She also serves as a board member for NAF, the Partnership for New York City, and LUNGevity.

She has received numerous accolades, including Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Accounting Today magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom, and “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association of Female Executives.

Lynne is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She remains an active alumnus and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Pamplin College of Business and as a member of Pamplin’s Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Board. In 2007, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.

Lynne has earned CPA certification in Virginia and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

She is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where she and her family continue to reside.