Latoria J. Farmer
Executive Director Of Diversity And Corporate Responsibility, KPMG
Latoria J. Farmer is the executive director of diversity and corporate responsibility for KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory services firm. Reporting to the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer, Tori is accountable for refining, delivering, and driving diversity and inclusion strategies that align with the firm’s business strategy. She fosters high impact relationships with internal stakeholders across a broad matrix and engages with external organizations to help maintain KPMG’s visibility as a best in class organization that leverages diversity. Her functional responsibilities include supporting the Diversity Advisory Board and oversight for employee resource groups along with key diversity initiatives that optimize talent development, employee engagement, and retention of a diverse group of professionals. With previous experience in higher education, operations, workplace solutions, and human resources, Tori is well-positioned to oversee a wide range of enterprise programs and initiatives.
Tori is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Executive Council for the Conference Board’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. She is actively involved with several organizations including Junior Achievement, Chicago Cares, serves on the national board for PFLAG and the Leader Circle for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Tori is a former Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, received the National Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Volunteerism in 2007, Anti-Defamation League Rising Star Award in 2010, and Local Chairman’s Award for High Performance in 2013.