AICPA Statement on Election of Cathy Engelbert as CEO of Deloitte

New York (February 9, 2015) – The following is a statement by Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), regarding Cathy Engelbert’s election as chief executive office of Deloitte LLP:

“This is a momentous occasion for the CPA profession. Cathy has demonstrated great ability and tremendous leadership during her career with Deloitte. Her partners have responded by making her the first female CEO of a Big 4 firm in the profession’s history in the United States. Historically, ours is a profession that has promoted the blending of work and life for advancement along a variety of paths. Cathy will be a role model for future generations of female leaders in our profession.”