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RSM's Industry Eminence Program Celebrates Graduation of Inaugural Class

Jun 03, 2021
Jun 03, 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 – is pleased to announce that the inaugural class of the firm’s Industry Eminence Program recently graduated from the three-year program.

Unveiled in 2018, RSM’s Industry Eminence Program positions senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. Created and led by RSM US LLP Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and Deputy Chief Economist Kevin Depew, the program aligns with RSM’s vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally.

“When we started this program in 2018, we knew this group would bring innovative insights to our clients and the marketplace,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “Over the past three years, this first class has surpassed our expectations. They successfully advised our clients on conditions impacting middle market leaders and consistently provided forward-looking industry insights through contributions to the Middle Market Business IndexThe Real Economy and other thought leadership. We are inspired by everything they have achieved during the course of the program, and we are confident they will continue to make a positive impact on the future of our firm.”

During the virtual commencement ceremony, each senior analyst from the class of 2018 was recognized for his or her accomplishments during the three-year program. The ceremony included speeches from several of RSM’s leaders who highlighted the honorees’ significant contributions, including how their innovative approaches and thought leadership helped the firm’s clients achieve their business objectives. Additionally, the inaugural class provided words of wisdom for the 2019 and 2020 classes of senior analysts and discussed the exciting opportunities ahead.

“Since the inception of our Industry Eminence Program, our inaugural class has shown immense commitment to the success of the program and to elevating their industry expertise,” said Brusuelas. “As the digital economy continues to evolve, their engaging insights around trends that are reshaping the industries we serve has proven to be instrumental for our colleagues and clients alike. They have set an incredible example for the subsequent classes of our senior analysts, and we know that their continued mentorship will have an invaluable impact on the program. It’s truly been an honor to work with this talented and passionate class, and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

The virtual ceremony took place on May 13. The graduates will continue to advise clients and develop insightful thought leadership to help middle market business leaders succeed.


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