Leslie A. Murphy
Leslie A. Murphy is a retired partner and former member of the senior leadership team of Plante & Moran, the nation’s 12th largest public accounting and management consulting firm. During her 35 year 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). Murphy continues her service to the profession as a member of the AICPA Governing Council, a member of the Assurance Services Executive Committee, with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management, and the Commission on Accounting Higher Education, entitled “Pathways to a Profession”. Today, Leslie serves as President and CEO of Murphy Consulting, Inc, a consulting firm providing services to businesses, professional firms and not for profit entities in the areas of corporate governance, workforce development, culture enhancement and staff retention. Leslie also serves on the Boards of the following Corporations as a qualified professional expert: Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a world leader in human resource solutions, operating in 37 countries and territories, with revenue approximating $6 billion, and the Board of VSP Insurance Company, a $4 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. Leslie continues to contribute significant time to the boards of several charitable organizations, including service as Chair of the Board of Directors for St John Providence Health System, a member of the Boards of Directors and Past Chair of United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Board of Directors for Covenant House. She has also been the recipient of numerous national and local awards.