With more than 35 years of experience building and directing high-performing teams and advising some of the world’s leading companies, Veihmeyer is an influential and sought-after voice on business and financial issues, including ethical leadership, diversity, financial reporting, audit quality, risk, governance, and education – and has been consistently named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today magazine, and over the last several years was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a member of the Mendoza College Business Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated.
Veihmeyer champions KPMG’s nationally-recognized high-performance culture, which places a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion as among the foundation of being a great place to work and build a career. He is a member of the board of Catalyst, whose mission is to expand opportunities for women and business. In 2011 he received the CEO Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for his commitment to diversity. And along with his wife Beth, he is a driving force behind KPMG’s commitment to education and stewardship within its local communities, through the firm’s “Family for Literacy” program which, since 2007, has provided over two million books to low-income children.
Among his philanthropic and civic activities, he is a member of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). He serves as the Co-Chair of CEOs Against Cancer in greater New York. He is also a Board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP). He serves on the Executive Committee of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and is a member of the British American Business International Advisory Board. He is a member of the Bu siness Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC).
Veihmeyer previously served as a member of Chairman Christopher Cox’s SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies; Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees; Board Chairman of the Cultural Alliance of Washington DC; Executive Committee of the boards of the Federal City Council and Greater Washington Board of Trade.