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KPMG LLP Names Kevin Martinez to Lead Corporate Citizenship

KPMG LLP Names Kevin Martinez to Lead Corporate Citizenship

Published 07-24-08

Submitted by KPMG

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kevin Martinez, 46, has joined KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, in the newly created position of executive director, corporate citizenship, according to an announcement by Jack Taylor, executive vice chair, operations, KPMG LLP.

Martinez, most recently vice president of community affairs at Home Depot and president of The Home Depot Foundation, will be responsible for directing KPMG's corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda and activities, including community involvement, charitable giving, environmental, pro bono, and volunteerism programs. He is also charged with maintaining alignment of KPMG's internal and external CSR mission, objectives and achievements. Martinez will additionally chair the firm's newly established Corporate Citizenship Steering Committee.

"We see the benefits of KPMG's strong commitment to Corporate Citizenship every day, affecting our relationships with clients, shaping our experiences, and inspiring our people and others," said Taylor. "We're confident that, together with the Committee, Kevin will significantly advance KPMG's CSR agenda and help continue the firm's powerful legacy of positively impacting the communities in which we live and work."

Martinez brings 15 years of experience in managing community relations and corporate philanthropy, volunteerism, and social responsibility to his KPMG role. As vice president, community affairs, with Home Depot and as president of The Home Depot Foundation, he managed the company's community affairs team in North America and directed the company's global giving strategies and disaster relief efforts.

Martinez began his corporate and community service career in 1993 with the Seattle Aquarium Society, and continued it in the King County, Washington, Executive's Office, and at Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. and Starbucks Coffee Co.

Martinez earned a bachelor's degree in communication and advertising from the University of Washington.He will be based in New York and Montvale, NJ.

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