Looking back and moving forward

A message for the new year from RSM US LLP Managing Partner & CEO Joe Adams

2020 promises to be a special year, marking the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century and the first year of the 2020s decade. The summer Olympics will be held July and August of 2020, and we’ll have a U.S. presidential election in November.

While we’re looking forward to the exciting opportunities the new calendar year will present, I’d like to invite you to join us in a brief stroll down ‘memory lane’ as we reflect on some of our highlights from 2019:

We enhanced our ability to serve the middle market.

We innovated.

We supported our communities.

  • We donated more than $3.8 million through our 2019 Birdies Fore Love program, bringing the grand total raised for charities benefitting children and families during the first 10 years of The RSM Classic to more than $17 million.
  • Nearly 3,700 of our people participated in more than 100 volunteer activities nationwide through our annual Volunteer Week.
  • We joined the PGA TOUR to kick off RSM Birdies Fore Love for the 2019-20 PGA TOUR season, bringing the total raised through the program to more than $1 million this year to benefit children- and family-focused charitable organizations.
  • We announced a “Shot at College” program in coordination with the Zach Johnson Foundation and Kids on Course.
  • The RSM US Foundation donated more than $258,000 to those in need during our firm’s biennial owners’ meeting.
  • We awarded $100,000 in scholarships through our Power Your Education program.
  • We joined nearly 200 other companies supporting legal protections for transgender people by signing the Business Statement for Transgender Equality.

We provided opportunities for our people.

  • We named Christi Mack as our Southeast market leader and member of our national leadership team.
  • We promoted 80 of our people to partner/principal positions.
  • We announced our second class of the firm's Industry Eminence Program, our cutting-edge program which positions senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves.
  • We helped nine of our people see their dreams come true through our Pursue Your Passion program, which provides nine employees with $10,000 each and nine paid-time-off (PTO) days to pursue a personal passion.

Our people were recognized.

Our firm was recognized.

We celebrated.

  • We celebrated the 10th anniversary of The RSM Classic, welcoming Tyler Duncan to the RSM “family” as winner of the 2019 tournament, which serves as the ultimate client experience for our clients and friends.

In the coming year, we at RSM look forward to continuing our commitment to understanding the unique issues, challenges and opportunities facing the middle market. We’ll continue to use that understanding to provide innovative, forward-looking insights to help middle market businesses succeed, regardless where in the world they might operate.

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!



Note: For more details about our 2019 recognitions, visit the Awards and Recognitions page of our website.  For more details about our firm’s successes in 2019, visit our Newsroom.