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Jerry Martin Named Chair of RSM US LLP’s Board of Directors for a Second Term

Two New Board Members Selected

Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
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Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently announced that Jerry Martin will serve a second one-year term as chair of the RSM US LLP Board of Directors effective Dec. 1, 2021. Martin has served as chair since Dec. 1, 2020. In addition, two new board members—Christina Churchill and Brandon Rucker—have been elected to serve four-year terms, beginning Dec. 1, 2021.

“We are fortunate to have Jerry’s continued leadership for a second term as RSM board chair as our firm is on an exciting trajectory to continue to solidify our position as the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally and to lead the transition to Brian Becker as managing partner & CEO, effective August 31, 2022,” said Joe Adams, managing partner & CEO with RSM US LLP. “As the firm’s international tax leader, Jerry also brings a global perspective to the board and has been a driving force in continuing to enhance our global capabilities and digital transformation to serve clients’ growing domestic and global needs, grow our internationally active client base and create new opportunities for our people. Jerry is also very focused on the future of work as we continue to harness technology and innovation to work effectively, find new ways to enhance the talent experience for our people and continue to evolve our unrivaled and inclusive culture at RSM. I’m looking forward to working with Jerry in the coming year.”

Martin was selected by a vote of the members of the RSM US LLP Board of Directors.

Martin specializes in advising global businesses and is the national leader of the firm’s international tax practice, a member of the firm’s tax leadership team and leads the tax global strategy team. Martin is also a member of the RSM executive office’s global tax leadership team and focuses on working with RSM’s global teams to build capabilities to serve our clients’ global tax planning and compliance needs. He began his career with RSM in January 1995 and rejoined the firm in 2003 after five years with a public company. Upon rejoining RSM, Martin has specialized in international tax services for globally active businesses.

“As chair of the RSM board, my highest priority is the continued evolution and execution of our strategic vision to be the first-choice advisors to middle market leaders globally through the ongoing expansion of our domestic and global capabilities—both organically and through our growing ecosystem of strategic partnerships—and building on our unique and inclusive culture to be the employer of choice for talented professionals in the U.S. and around the world,” said Martin. “We have a tremendous opportunity to help global middle market clients be successful and to provide our colleagues with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential in a changing work environment. By building on our values-based culture, focusing our global resources to lead the middle market and remaining agile, we will continue to bring innovation, energy and ideas to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities. We have experienced tremendous growth and success under Joe’s leadership, and I look forward to working with Joe and Brian Becker on a smooth transition as Brian becomes managing partner & CEO effective August 31, 2022.”

RSM’s two new board members, Churchill and Rucker, were selected by the vote of the partners and principals of RSM US LLP.

Churchill is a consulting principal based in the Dallas, Texas office. She has more than 25 years of experience, including nine years as a consultant with RSM working with clients on critical projects that help them assess, strategize and drive digital finance transformation and innovation. Prior to RSM, she worked for global manufacturing and banking organizations in a variety of financial and technology roles related to the offices of the CFO and COO.  She joined RSM as a management consultant (MC), holding various leadership roles and being named a principal in 2015. She is currently the strategy and operations leader on the MC leadership team and the consulting leader on the enterprise family office executive committee. She is a national speaker at various industry conferences and internal events, writes numerous articles and has been highlighted in industry publications. In 2020, she was named Consulting Magazine’s Woman Leader in Technology. She is a founding member and chair of the Consulting Women’s Advisory Council. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.

Rucker is an audit partner and certified public accountant based in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. He has more than 25 years of experience and began his career with RSM in 1996 serving a broad array of middle market clients before leaving the firm for a stint with a big four firm where he participated in audits of a Fortune 100 company and other large publicly and privately held clients. He returned to RSM in 2004, where he has served private equity and publicly and privately held clients, many with large global footprints. He served as the leader of the southeast region SEC practice from 2012 to 2015 and has served as regional audit leader in the southeast region and member of the southeast region leadership team since 2015. He graduated in the first cohort of RSM’s Enterprise Leadership Academy, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University.


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