LOS ANGELES, CA — February 8, 2021 — InStride, the premier global provider of strategic enterprise education™ programs, has announced the addition of former U.S. Chair and CEO of KPMG Lynne Doughtie to the InStride Advisory Board, further strengthening its network of corporate advisors who recognize the importance of educating their workforces. She joins other notable executives from Cardinal Health, Citibank, Disney, Ford, Michael’s and Regal Entertainment.
“Our InStride Advisory Board has been invaluable in helping us extend our relationships with corporate and academic partners,” said Ray Mabus, InStride Board Chair and former U.S. Secretary of the Navy. “Lynne’s previous experience in managing a substantial workforce will help us better tailor education pathways for companies who understand the importance of investing in their employees.”
“We are thrilled Lynne is joining our InStride Advisory Board,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride. “Her leadership and expertise, especially in the professional services field, will be invaluable as we continue our conversations with CEOs who recognize the importance of both business and social impact.”
Honored as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Doughtie served as U.S. Chair and CEO of KPMG, and as a KPMG Global Board and Executive Committee member. Previously, she served as vice-chair of KPMG’s Advisory business, establishing it as the firm’s fastest-growing business. She also oversaw the expansion of KPMG’s capabilities in innovative services and solutions, including information security, strategy, digital/mobile and transformation. Lynne began her career at KPMG in 1985 and served in multiple national, regional and global leadership roles, including lead partner for several of KPMG’s major clients. She has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom list, and was named a “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association of Female Executives.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Lynne remains active as a member of the Advisory Board for Pamplin College of Business. In 2007, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.
InStride Advisory Board Members as of February 8, 2021 include:
- George S. Barrett, former Chair and CEO of Cardinal Health, Inc.
- Barbara J. Desoer, former CEO of Citibank, N.A.
- Lynne Doughtie, former U.S. Chair and CEO of KPMG
- Mark Fields, former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company
- Amy E. Miles, former Chair and CEO of Regal Entertainment Group
- Chuck Rubin, former CEO of The Michaels Companies, Inc.
- Thomas O. Staggs, former COO of The Walt Disney Company