McGladrey Names AICPA Chairman Richard Caturano National Leader of Culture Diversity and Inclusion
CHICAGO, IL – McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has named Richard Caturano, partner and AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Chairman of the Board of Directors as its national leader of culture, diversity and inclusion. The announcement about Caturano's new role was made during McGladrey's annual partner meeting in Orlando.
"McGladrey is making diversity and inclusion a strong strategic focus for the firm because we know that a variety of perspectives yields the best outcomes for our clients," said McGladrey Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams. "Rich is a natural fit for this position, given his focus on diversity as AICPA chairman and because of the strong culture he built at Caturano & Company, which merged with McGladrey in July 2010."
When accepting his role as chairman for the AICPA in October 2012, Caturano announced that his top strategic priority as chairman would be to promote broader diversity among CPAs, particularly at the leadership level. "We have to maximize our talent pool by making sure everyone in America - regardless of background, race, gender, religion or anything else - is aware of the rewards and possibilities of the accounting profession," said Caturano. "In our complex, information-driven, 24/7 world, we must be sure to get the best and brightest."
Since assuming the leadership position with the AICPA, Caturano has served as a tireless leader of diversity and inclusion-related initiatives, and his perspective has featured in a number of industry and business publications, including the Boston Business Journal (subscription required to view entire article) earlier this year, where he stated, "…diversity means out of many people with different backgrounds, comes one stronger organization."
In his new role at McGladrey, Caturano will oversee the firm's strategic culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives. He will report directly to Joe Adams.
Caturano served as vice chairman of the AICPA from October 2011 to October 2012. He was a member of the organization's board from 2009-2011 and its governing Council from 2006-2008. He was president of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants from 2005-2006. Among other honors, Caturano routinely appears on Accounting Today's Top 100 list of most influential people in the profession, most recently in 2012. He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation from Bentley University, and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Leading Professional Service Firms executive education program.
About the AICPA
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.
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