News release

Maria Severino Named National Tax Industry Leader

Aug 31, 2022

Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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Maria Severino Named National Tax Industry Leader

CHICAGO – (August 31, 2022) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently named Maria Severino the firm’s National Tax Industry Leader. Severino succeeds Matt Talcoff, who became the firm’s Washington National Tax Leader in May 2022.

In Severino’s new role, she will lead the tax practice’s client experience efforts around industry, helping to drive a collaborative effort focused on delivering technical knowledge, industry expertise and technology solutions that meet the needs of the middle market globally.

In addition to her new position, she will maintain her role as national tax leader of RSM Canada, which she assumed in 2017. Along with leading the growth and geographic expansion of the RSM Canada tax practice, Severino played a critical role in launching its Canada National Tax Centre.

“As someone who has spent her career working closely with a variety of industries, Maria understands the importance clients place on having an advisor who knows the power of being understood,” said E.J. Nedder, national tax leader with RSM US LLP. “Maria is an inspiring and strong leader, and I am confident in her ability to accelerate growth across all industries at RSM in her new role as National Tax Industry Leader. Her unique brand of leadership will help elevate the experience of our people as first choice advisors so they can continue to bring the full power of our firm to the middle market.”

“RSM is known for its deep understanding of the industries we serve,” said Severino. “I’m excited for this opportunity to build on the firm’s success of delivering exceptional industry-focused client experiences.”

Severino joined RSM in 2017, having built her career in public accounting. For nearly three decades, she has advised public, private and multinational corporate clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, industrials, technology and business services. She has provided strategic tax guidance and solutions around mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as inbound and outbound investments and business expansions.


RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. 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 environment.

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