KPMG Managing Partner Betsy Meter to Speak at Walsh Commencement

TROY, Mich., Dec. 12, 2019 — Betsy Meter, Managing Partner for KPMG, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctor of laws at Walsh’s 114th commencement ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Zion Church in Troy, Michigan. KPMG is a global accountancy firm providing audit, tax and advisory services.

Meter, a certified public accountant, has over 35 years of audit experience serving clients in the automotive, chemicals and diversified industrial industries. She manages the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Michigan practice and is also the firm’s U.S. Accounting Change Leader, providing insight and thought leadership on the implementation of new accounting standards and practices.

Meter was a 2018 dBusiness Powered by Women recipient, has been recognized as one of Crain’s 40 under 40 and was awarded both the Distinguished Service Award and Experienced Women to Watch award by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). She is active on several boards including the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Downtown Detroit Partnership, MICPA and Oakland Family Services.

“We are honored to have Betsy share her experience with our students as they continue down their own paths,” said Michael Plotzke, chair of the Walsh Board of Trustees. “Her career has been defined by hard work, vision and leadership, which are qualities we strive for every Walsh student to gain. We are truly grateful that she will address our graduating class of 2020.”

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (

Inside the Cauldron: Government, Criminal Civil Enforcement, Compliance Cybersecurity Hot Topics 2018

Join Dickinson Wright PLLC, KPMG LLP, The CFO Leadership Council and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber as we host our 1st Annual Federal Enforcement Update in the Age of Cybersecurity, a complementary two-hour forum, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

“Inside the Cauldron: Government, Criminal & Civil Enforcement, Compliance & Cybersecurity Hot Topics 2018” features our District’s Former Acting United States Attorney as moderator, engaging the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our panel of national experts on a range of topics that are front of mind for business leaders. The topics include federal and international enforcement policies, priorities, trends and interpretations, their direct impact on public and privately held Michigan companies, individual culpability, compliance and cybersecurity and data privacy.

“Corporate leaders frequently find themselves facing regulatory and criminal investigations and charges because they do not appreciate fully the complex and ever-changing enforcement landscape. We created this event for Michigan companies to hear first-hand what are the Justice Department’s, SEC’s and other regulators’ current enforcement priorities impacting C-suites and gain insight into fast-moving issues in the age of cybersecurity,” said Jacob Frenkel, Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Government Investigations and Securities Enforcement Practice. “We have assembled a panel of distinguished experts to engage a candid dialogue examining these issues from the government, defense and in-house compliance perspectives and to share strategies for cybersecurity and data privacy breach responses and protocols.”

Inside the Cauldron: Government, Criminal & Civil Enforcement, Compliance & Cybersecurity Hot Topics 2018

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend Street
Birmingham, MI 48009

Speakers: Dan Lemisch – General Counsel, Lakeview Capital and former Acting U.S. Attorney (Moderator)
Mark Chutkow – Criminal Division Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan
Jacob Frenkel – Chair, Government Investigations & Securities Enforcement Practice, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Daniel Click – Managing Director, Risk Strategy & Compliance, KPMG
Seth Edgar – Chief Information Security Officer, Michigan State University
Chris Miller – Regional Compliance Officer, Global Ethics & Compliance Center, General Motors Legal Staff

To learn more about this event or to register, please click here.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
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Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.