KPMG opened the KPMG Ignition Center — Chicago, the firm’s seventh and largest center dedicated to innovation. The 30,000-square-foot Ignition Center, located on the 68th floor of the Aon Center, focuses KPMG’s capabilities across signal sensing, design thinking, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, strategy, business process and technology.
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, announced its board of directors, to serve April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The 2019-20 officers, and their organizations, are: president Sara Mikuta, Wipfli LLP; vice president Kimberley Waite, Marcum LLP; secretary Brent Baccus, Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC; treasurer Howard Blumstein, BDO USA LLP (retired) / Loyola University; and immediate past president Deborah Rood, CNA Insurance. The 2019-20 members of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois board of directors are: Martrice Caldwell, OneGoal; Vilma Chan, PwC LLP; Rebekuh Eley, RSM US LLP; Lee Gould, Gould & Pakter Associates LLC; Edward Hannon, Quarles & Brady LLP; Kenton Klaus, Deloitte LLP; Elizabeth Murphy, DePaul University (retired); Jason Parish, Plante Moran PLLC; Daniel Rahill, BDO USA LLP; Walter (Bud) Rein, KPMG LLP; Kimberly Rice, R&M Consulting LLC; Leilani Rodrigo, E.C. Ortiz & Co. LLP; Michael J. Rodriguez, WEC Energy Group; Elizabeth Sloan, Grant Thornton LLP; and Jeffery Watson, Miller Cooper & Company Ltd. The ex-officio directors are: Rosaria Cammarata, Mattersight Corporation; and Todd Shapiro, Illinois CPA Society.