Rodriguez Named To Lead KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute

Rodriguez Named To Lead KPMG’s Audit Committee

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Jose R. Rodriguez has been named partner in charge and executive director of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute (ACI). Rodriguez, an Audit partner at U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has more than 30 years of experience serving large, multi-national and mid-sized companies, with a primary emphasis in the consumer markets and retail industries.

He has been a KPMG partner since 1995 and is located in the Greensboro, N.C., office. Rodriguez also serves as an SEC Reviewing Partner and Foreign Filing Partner, and has held a number of leadership positions in the firm.

Rodriguez succeeds Dennis T. Whalen, who had served as ACI’s executive director since 2011 and was recently appointed leader of KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (BLC), which consolidates the firm’s board-facing activities—including ACI, WomenCorporateDirectors, Private Markets and Board Exchange.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to build on the ACI’s record of success as a trusted resource for audit committees and board members in the United States and around the world,” Rodriguez said. “I look forward to working with Dennis and the BLC team to provide directors with timely insights and perspectives, programs, and peer-exchange opportunities that are essential to being an effective director and an effective board.”

“Jose brings a seasoned voice to the audit committee dialogue, given his deep knowledge of audit matters and extensive experience in the boardroom,” said Whalen. “We’re delighted to have Jose in this leadership role.”

Rodriguez will continue to serve as the lead audit partner for a major consumer products company, as well as the Ombudsman for KPMG LLP. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for KPMG International’s Global Audit practice, Office Managing Partner of KPMG International’s Global Services Center in Montvale, N.J., Audit Professional Practice Partner for KPMG LLP’s East Region, and the firm’s Southeast Area Audit Professional Practice Partner. Jose has also served as lead director and a member of KPMG’s Board of Directors.

Rodriguez joins the ACI and Board Leadership Center as KPMG continues to expand its resources for the corporate director community, including the recent hiring of TIAA’s former head of corporate governance, Stephen Brown, as a Senior Adviser, and the launch of the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, with support from KPMG. 

More information about the Board Leadership Center and the ACI is available here.

About the KPMG Board Leadership Center

The KPMG Board Leadership Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. Through an array of programs and perspectives—including KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and Private Markets Group, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and more—the Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement. Drawing on insights from KPMG professionals and governance experts worldwide, the Center delivers actionable thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting and audit quality, and more—all through a board lens. Learn more at

About the Audit Committee Institue

Part of the Board Leadership Center, KPMG’s Audit Committee
Institute focuses on oversight of financial reporting and audit quality and
other issues of interest to audit committee members, including risk oversight,
internal controls, and compliance. Learn more at


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 174,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries


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