JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has named Rob Labenski as managing partner of its Jacksonville office, effective August 1.
In his new role, Labenski will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Jacksonville office and in continuing to make KPMG a great place to build a career. He also serves as the leader of KPMG's Real Estate Audit practice for the Southeast region. He joined the firm in 1987 and was named a partner in 2000. Labenski succeeds Travis Storey who will retire at the end of September after a 37 year career in public accounting.
"I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead KPMG in this great place to live and work," said Labenski. "Our partners and professionals in Jacksonville have compiled an incredible record of success in helping clients navigate today's evolving business climate. I look forward to expanding on this record of success."
"Rob brings significant leadership experience to this role, and has been critical in assisting many successful companies with their growth agendas," said Robert Arning, KPMG's Vice Chair of Market Development. "We wish him well in his new managing partner role and know he will effectively build on the great work Travis Storey has done for many years in making KPMG the leading firm in the Jacksonville market."
"It has been my privilege to serve the Jacksonville market and to work with so many wonderful people and clients over the years," said Storey. "Our office has a great team of people and I leave this role knowing the office has a bright future as Rob has contributed significantly to building a collaborative team focused on client service, supporting the community and growing our business."
Labenski has strong ties to the community and is a current member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Northeast Florida.
He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a licensed CPA in Florida.
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Matthew Weiss KPMG LLP 201-307-8138 Twitter: @MatthewMWeiss