Ms. Purfey is the Executive Director of Events & Meetings at KPMG US LLP, one of the world’s largest professional services firms, offering audit, tax and advisory services. In her role, she provides overall leadership and strategic direction to more than 100 events and business professionals. This includes overseeing the organization’s strategic event delivery and shared services teams, comprised of strategic sourcing, operations and digital innovation.
Previously, Ms. Purfey served as Director of Executive Meetings & Events at American Express. While there, she led the strategic development and implementation of programs for the Office of the CEO and for the firm’s senior executive management team. Her background also includes leading Skadden, Arps LLP’s global events and alumni program and managing Deloitte's initial global alumni relations program.
A key leader on KPMG’s African American Network, Ms. Purfey serves as an advisory board council member and an office chapter champion. She is also a member of the KPMG Chief Financial Officer’s Leadership Council.