Katie Dahler KPMG LLP, Principal, Advisory
Achievements: Helping build KPMG’s expertise in organizational change management, talent management, HR transformation, organizational design, and learning and development services; taking time away from KPMG in the 2000s to start her own boutique training company serving the life sciences industry; volunteering for POWER-Opening Doors for women, an organization that promotes and develops women leaders
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, Colby College; master’s degree in linguistics, Georgetown University; doctoral work in linguistics, Georgetown University.
Role model: “Kelly Watson, the KPMG managing partner for New Jersey. She leads an office of more than 1,000 people and serves on the board of KPMG. But more than that, she is a connector. She becomes immediate friends with everyone she meets, and commits them to her mental Rolodex to make a true connection. She also spends significant personal time and energy connecting and helping to advance women at all levels.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “That all of those twists and turns in a career are great experience-builders and actually help you become a more well-rounded leader.”
Katie DahlerPrincipal, Advisory
Short Hills, Essex County