Big Four firm KPMG has appointed Michelle Wroan, a 27-year veteran of the company, as managing partner of the Los Angeles office.
Wroan will lead the LA office and Pacific Southwest region, overseeing 1,500 professionals in audit, tax, and advisory. She will be responsible for growing the office, developing and attracting talent, and guiding diversity and inclusion efforts.
Wroan succeeds Mark Hutchins, who retired at the end of September. Hutchins had served as LA office head for the last 14 years, and spent 37 years at KPMG.
An audit partner, Wroan joined KPMG’s LA office in 1993 as an assistant accountant and joined the firm’s partnership in 2006. During her career, Wroan has provided audit services to a wide range of companies, including large multinationals and middle market firms.
For the last two years, she was the leader of the national media industry practice, which serves clients in film, TV, music, broadcasting, sports, publishing, and advertising. Wroan oversaw the growth of the practice, client relationships, and marketplace strategies.
“During her career, she has lived our firm Values, become a trusted advisor to our clients, a mentor to countless professionals, and a compassionate and strong leader,” said Hutchins in a LinkedIn post. “I can take great pride and comfort knowing that our office will be under Michelle’s stewardship.”
Wroan has a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA and is a certified public accountant. She serves on the board of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and mentors female entrepreneurs through the Women’s Founder Network. Wroan also helped create the LA chapter of KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women, and also serves on the executive board of the KPMG Network of Women.
“I’m thrilled to begin my new role as Los Angeles office managing partner, and honored to lead KPMG professionals across LA County with our firm Values serving as our foundation,” Wroan said in a LinkedIn post. “My heartfelt thanks to Mark Hutchins for his leadership, care, compassion, and integrity while serving as office managing partner.”
KPMG last month named Kevin Voigt as the head of its Michigan offices.