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KPMG Names Rebecca Sproul National Managing Partner of University Relations and Recruiting

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced that Rebecca (Becky) Sproul has been named National Managing Partner, University Relations and Recruiting for the firm.

In this role, Sproul will work closely with the firm's partners and campus recruiters to build relationships with students and faculty and to heighten the brand of the firm with students. Sproul will lead a dynamic campus recruiting and university relations organization that will expand on KPMG's already distinguished U.S. and global internship program, key faculty and classroom resources and training, and student diversity and leadership development initiatives. Sproul succeeds Stacy Sturgeon, a KPMG partner based in Dallas who will return to her primary role of serving Audit clients.

"Attracting dynamic, diverse and talented individuals to KPMG is the foundation of our success, today and for years to come. Becky has a strong record of driving student leadership programs, and showing students why KPMG is a great place to work and build a career. I know she will serve us well in this vital role," said John Veihmeyer, Chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP.

Sproul, who is based in KPMG's Miami office, served for nearly 10 years as KPMG's partner-in-charge of recruiting for the South Florida market and campus lead partner for the University of Florida.

"I'm excited to connect the KPMG world to the campus world," said Sproul. "We offer so much opportunity for students across audit, tax and advisory. I'm really looking forward to engaging with our partners and recruiters and increasing awareness of KPMG as a great place to work and to build a career."

Sproul has more than 20 years of experience providing audit services to clients in the financial services and software sectors, specifically in financial statement audit, internal control audit and performance improvement. She is one of KPMG's national instructors and has presented at many seminars and open forum discussions on accounting and auditing matters as well as KPMG's student leadership programs.

At KPMG, Sproul is actively involved in the firm's Hispanic/Latino Network and the KPMG Network of Women, as well as her community, serving as an audit committee member for the United Way of Miami-Dade and board member of Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe. She is also a former board member of the Cuban-American CPAs Association.

Sproul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master in Business Administration degree from Florida International University. She is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs.

About KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International.") KPMG International's member firms have 145,000 people, including more than 8,000 partners, in 152 countries.

CONTACT: Megan Dubrowski KPMG LLP 201-307-8237Source:KPMG LLP