KPMG US has named Regina Mayor the new sector leader for its energy and natural resources practice. Mayor, who has been with the Big Four for nine years now, previously serving Capgemini and EY, succeeds John Kunasek, who has been named managing partner of market development.
Mayor joined KPMG in 2006, after a spell of more than ten years with counterparts Capgemini and EY. She currently is a Principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice, specialising in Business Performance Improvement, as well as serving as the Houston Advisory Office Leader and head of the National Advisory Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) unit. In both these capacities, Mayor determines the strategy and investment for the firm to better serve the Energy industry as well as optimises the delivery of KPMG’s services in the South.
Effective today, Mayor has been promoted to the role of sector leader of the US energy and natural resources practice, leading all three arms — advisory, audit and tax — for the sector. “Significant changes, including breakthrough technologies, regulatory constraints and market volatility, have challenged the energy industry across all sectors, forcing companies to re-evaluate their business models,” Mayor says in a statement. She succeeds John Kunasek, who in turn has been given the role of managing partner of market development. Kunasek is responsible for driving cross-functional growth in KPMG's largest markets, with an emphasis on Fortune 1000, strategic mid-market and private equity firms.
Mayor earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and government from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Rice University teaching a class on energy strategy for executive MBA students.
KPMG has approximately 1,050 employees based in its Houston office. Last month the professional services firm unveiled the appointment of Tandra Jackson as managing partner of its Houston office, making KPMG the fourth of the Big Four to be led by women in Houston.