Orin Ethics Symposium

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"Ethics in Leadership and Fulfilling Professional Commitments"

Gerald Carlson, Managing Partner - Washington, D.C. - KPMG

Gerald (Jerry) Carlson has held key leadership positions during his 38-year career with KPMG.

As an audit partner, Jerry served both private and publicly held clients, focusing most recently on the Industrial Manufacturing, Technology and Telecommunications and Media markets. His professional experience includes serving as Global Lead Partner on Anheuser-Busch, Inc. and as the lead audit partner with a variety of Fortune 500 clients. He has assisted clients in the public offerings, due diligence of acquisitions and completion of restructuring processes. 

Jerry was appointed as the Managing Partner of the Washington Metro Area in the fall of 2013. He joined the St. Louis office of KPMG in 1981 and was elected to the partnership in 1991. Having served in a variety of leadership roles in the St. Louis office, Jerry was appointed as the managing partner in July 2008.

Jerry serves on several boards such as the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Federal City Council of D.C., Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Strategic Development Board at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri.

During his tenure in the St. Louis area, served as a member of the Boards of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Regional Business Council, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.