News release

RSM's Industry Eminence Program Announces Class of 2020

Third class of senior analysts to benefit clients with relevant middle market insights

May 12, 2020

Kimberly Bartok, National Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
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RSM's Industry Eminence Program Announces Class of 2020

Third class of senior analysts to benefit clients with relevant middle market insights

CHICAGO – (May 12, 2020) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce the third class of the firm’s Industry Eminence Program. The new eminence class recently kicked off their participation in the three-year program, joining the current 21 senior analysts from previous classes.

“The Industry Eminence Program has been a game-changer for RSM, and it’s only going to get better,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and chief executive officer with RSM US LLP. “With our third class in place, we now have 32 bright, highly accomplished people who are committed to bringing valuable industry data and insights to the conversations we’re having with our clients. Our current senior analysts have been at the forefront of our COVID-19 response—providing insights and advice to our clients and our firm—and adding to their ranks will only strengthen our perspectives for the future.”

The cutting-edge program was created and led by Joe Brusuelas, RSM US LLP chief economist, and Kevin Depew, RSM US LLP deputy chief economist. Over the course of the three-year program, this new class of senior analysts will focus on learning the foundations of industry analysis and thought leadership development. They will then bring that knowledge to current and prospective clients, the marketplace and their colleagues within the firm.  Senior analysts will leave the program with the ability to analyze and interpret economic and industry trends and data, and will serve as internal and external thought leaders.

“We’re thrilled with the results of this program thus far,” said Brusuelas. “Through the application of data analytics, trend analysis and forecasting, our senior analysts are consistently producing actionable insights for our clients to help them navigate ever-evolving developments in the economy and in the industries in which they operate. We’re excited to expand the program again this year, and are looking forward to the extensive knowledge that this new class of senior analysts will bring to our clients and the marketplace.”

“The first two years of the program have been incredible,” said Depew. “The current eminents have exceeded our expectations due to their commitment to learning and thinking differently. I have no doubt that we are in for another great year with our 11 new members, and I’m looking forward to it.”

The 2020 class of RSM Industry Eminence Program senior analysts includes: 


Focus Industry

Seth Bacon

Consumer Products

Nick Grandy

Real Estate

Brandon Hollis

Financial Services

Stephanie Johnson

Business and Professional Services

Lori Kalic

Health Care

Steve Kemler

Life Sciences

Ryan McAndrew

Real Estate

Nelly Montoya

Financial Services

Jamison Sites

Financial Services

Anne Slattery

Industrial Products

David Stuart

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

“I am once again blown away by the talent and passion that our new senior analysts bring to this program,” said Don Lipari, national industry leader with RSM US LLP. “They are all passionate about their industries and about finding new and innovative ways to serve their clients. It’s that mentality that will not only make the program successful, but RSM – and our clients – as well.”


RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

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