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Latoria J. Farmer is the Executive Director, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility for KPMG LLP and is responsible for leveraging diversity to enhance the firm’s strategic business results. She is a leader with more than 15 years of human resource and business experience, and has helped to develop and implement a suite of talent development programs, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Tori executes enterprise-wide strategic imperatives driven by KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board which advises the Management Committee and Board of Directors on the firm’s diversity priorities, and opportunities to integrate diversity and inclusion into the overall business strategy. Her work supports the continual progress toward recruiting, retention and advancement of a diverse team of professionals and aligns the activities of more than 170 locally-driven employee resource groups and councils with the firm’s priorities. Tori’s passion is to cultivate and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace to optimize talent, drive innovation and support business outcomes.
Tori also develops and strengthens internal business relationships to identify points of intersection and opportunity throughout the enterprise working with internal stakeholders across various Business Process Groups including Procurement, Communications, Market Development, Human Resources, and Resource Management. As a previous workplace solutions leader, Tori has worked on Employer of Choice priorities including work life effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, mentoring and sponsorship, performance management training, and employee volunteerism. As an HR business partner, she provided counsel on HR policies and procedures as well as assisted Business Unit leaders and senior leadership with strategic decisions involving talent acquisition, performance management, career development, employee relations, training, benefits and compensation, and compliance.
Prior to joining KPMG, Tori was an HR generalist with regional responsibility for the total talent management process from onboarding to retirement, in addition to operations and providing assistance during mergers and acquisitions.