KPMG Principal Anita Whitehead has been named the new Chair of the KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and KPMG Managing Director Jennifer Flynn Dear has assumed the role as overall lead of KPMG’s Community Impact team.
Aligned with KPMG’s key ESG focus areas, the KPMG U.S. Foundation fosters systemic change in education, business and society. In parallel, KPMG’s Community Impact strategy is aimed at creating equitable access to quality learning opportunities and building healthy communities. Together, both KPMG and the KPMG U.S. Foundation are focused on addressing the disruption in our education system caused by COVID-19 and its impact on our communities more broadly, as well as the heightened focus on social unrest in our country.
“Now, more than ever, what we do for our employees, clients and communities, and how we do it, matters. Our experience in the marketplace makes us uniquely positioned to drive meaningful change by making smart investments and fostering strategic relationships,” says Whitehead.
Flynn Dear adds, “By engaging our most powerful asset – our KPMG people – in support of our commitment to our communities, we have an opportunity to make an even greater contribution and improve the lives of many.”
In addition to her new role as Chair of the KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., Anita serves as the KPMG lead for Corporate Citizenship Services where she focuses on the needs of our nonprofit clients as they fulfill their charitable purpose. In her 20 years with the firm, Anita has advised some of the world’s top companies on industry-leading practices in the areas of corporate responsibility strategy and corporate philanthropy.
Anita serves as the Board Chair for the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) and is a board member for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Global Impact.
Jennifer has been with the firm for over 20 years and has served in a leadership role on KPMG’s Community Impact team since 2017, redesigning the support model, increasing employee involvement opportunities and strengthening collaboration with nonprofit organizations. Jennifer also has experience working in the nonprofit sector, as well as creating innovative partnerships between corporate and civic entities and nonprofit organizations.
Jennifer serves on the board for both the Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Florida and The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) and is an active member in numerous corporate citizenship industry organizations and community initiatives.