Kathy Eddy, Tommye Barie, Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Olivia Kirtley and Leslie Murphy, moderated by AICPA CEO Barry Melancon will host a panel on how they achieved success, overcame challenges and More
Leslie A. Murphy, CPA, is a retired assurance partner and former member of the senior leadership team of Plante & Moran, one of the nation’s 15 largest public accounting and management consulting firms. During her tenure at Plante & Moran, she held numerous leadership positions, including Group Managing Partner in charge of all client services at the firm.
In October 2005, Leslie became only the third woman to chair the 350,000-member American Institute of Certified Public Accounting (AICPA). Leslie continues her service to the profession as a member of the AICPA Governing Council and the Relations with the Judiciary Subcommittee of the AICPA. In October 2012, the AICPA presented Leslie with the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, the highest individual award within the profession. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and serves as a member of the NACD’s Advisory Council on Risk Oversight.
Today, Leslie serves as President and CEO of Murphy Consulting, Inc. She also serves on the Boards of the following Corporations and performs the role of qualified financial expert and Chair of the Audit Committee: Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a world leader in human resource solutions, operating in 37 countries and territories, with revenue approximating $5 billion; VSP Global, a $6 billion Company and the largest vision insurance provider in the country, with international frame manufacturing and distribution operations and a network of laboratories fabricating eyewear; and, the Detroit Legal News Corporation. In addition, Leslie is on the Boards of numerous charitable organizations, in her community, including United Way for Southeastern Michigan, McGregor Foundation, Ascension Michigan, Early Childhood Investment Corporation, Children’s Leadership Council and Youth Vision Solutions.
She is a graduate of University of Michigan and resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband.