Chicago-based IPA 100 firm RSM US LLP (FY20 net revenue of $2.71 billion) has named Tracey Walker its national leader of culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) effective May 1. She succeeds Rich Caturano, former chairman of the AICPA and founder of the firm’s CDI program.
Walker has been with RSM since 2005 and currently serves as the firm’s national senior director of government affairs and CDI. In her new role, she will be responsible for RSM’s overall CDI strategy, including its 12 employee network groups; its ongoing activities to recruit, retain and advance diverse professionals; its supplier diversity initiatives; and its ongoing commitment to inclusion. In addition, Walker will lead the diversity and inclusion education efforts within the firm and with clients.
“Throughout the racial challenges of the last eight months, Tracey has leaned in to use her knowledge and expertise to formulate our firm’s response, provide steady leadership to our employee network groups and guide our CEO Task Force,” said RSM MP and CEO Joe Adams. “Tracey has been instrumental in working with Rich on every step of our journey, and she is the clear successor to help us continue to advance and evolve our CDI strategy for the future.”