The executive vice chair of operations for KPMG LLP will take on the additional position of regional chief operating officer for the Americas region of KPMG International.

Jack Taylor, 54, will be working with the leaders of the KPMG International member firms in the region to ensure that the structure and business plans of the offices are aligned. He will also be a member of KPMG's international executive team and the U.S. firm's management committee.

The Americas region includes member firms of KPMG International in Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.

"Jack Taylor brings a deep knowledge of KPMG and its service to clients to this role, as well as his extensive experience, to assist KPMG's network of member firms in the Americas region in their continuing effort to exhibit the highest levels of quality and professionalism," said Tim Flynn, chairman of the Americas region, who also serves as the chairman and chief executive of KPMG United States arm.Prior to being appointed executive vice chair of operations in November 2005, Taylor served as vice chair of operations, audit and risk advisory services for KPMG LLP, where he was responsible for operations and client-service delivery. He also serves as the relationship partner for several Fortune 500 companies and has worked for the Big Four firm for more than three decades.

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