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KPMG LLP

Manuel Fernandez Managing Partner of KPMG’s Dallas Office KPMG LLP

How My Heritage Values Fuel My Success: At the age of eight, I immigrated to the US from Cuba with my family. My parents instilled in my sister and me the values of hard work and perseverance. They championed education and stressed the important part it would play in my future success. They also encouraged me to lead by example and treat everyone with respect. Remaining true to these values has brought me opportunities to work internationally, lead national recruiting efforts, and join three KPMG offices

across the US. Throughout my 30 years with KPMG, mentors and sponsors have made the difference in my personal and professional growth. How My Company Supports Me…and How I Pay it Forward: I belong to KPMG’s nationwide Hispanic/Latino network. We mentor high performers to help them advance into management. Each year, we match 40 to 50 senior managers and directors with partner mentors and sponsors. KPMG also sponsors a leadership program for diverse students. Annu-

ally, we identify 75 high-performing college freshmen and sophomores, and host them at a two-day Future Diversity Leaders conference, where they learn work and leadership skills. I’m a member of KPMG’s National Diversity Advisory Board, as well as these boards: Boys Scouts Circle Ten Council; Dallas Regional Chamber; Dallas Citizens Council; United Way of Metropolitan Dallas; and Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). PDJ

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2015 Diversity Leaders

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2015 Diversity Leaders