PwC Appoints Tom Leonard as Managing Partner of its Little Rock office

LITTLE ROCK, September 25, 2012– PwC US today announced that Tom Leonard, a 16-year veteran of the firm, has been appointed to managing partner for its Little Rock office.  Leonard will focus on serving PwC's diverse client base in the greater Little Rock market while supporting the growth and development of PwC's talent in the Little Rock office. He succeeds Pierre-Alain Sur, who has relocated to New York.

"Tom's dedication to his clients, the people of PwC and the community makes him an ideal choice to lead PwC's Little Rock office into the future," said Tom Codd, PwC's North Texas Managing Partner. "Tom will continue to leverage his extensive experience in the Little Rock market to bring the best of PwC's advisory, assurance and tax services to clients in the region."

Prior to joining PwC's Little Rock office in 2007, Leonard served clients in the Philadelphia and Florham Park, New Jersey offices where he worked with a variety of public and private clients from multinational corporations to high-growth start-ups, providing advice on Sarbanes-Oxley implementations, mergers, debt offerings, IPOs, annual audits and quarterly reviews.   Additionally, he also worked in the firm’s National Risk and Quality Group where he provided consultation on complex technical accounting matters to PwC professionals and clients.  Leonard also instructs technical accounting courses and has co-authored telecommunications training material for PwC professionals.

Commenting on his strategic vision for the practice, Leonard said, “PwC is committed to delivering high quality service to assist our clients.  I am pleased to be leading a group of professionals who exemplify the PwC values each and every day and proud to call Little Rock my home.  PwC has a great story to tell and I am excited to continue our legacy in Little Rock.”

Leonard shares PwC's commitment to corporate responsibility and is active with Habitat for Humanity and the United Way. In addition, Leonard and his family established the Danielle Marie Scholarship Fund at La Salle University in memory of his sister, which provides tuition assistance to deserving business majors in financial need.

Leonard is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.  He received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from La Salle University. In 2009 , Leonard received The Michael A. DeAngelis Award from La Salle University, an award presented annually to distinguished alumni in recognition of outstanding achievements in the accounting profession.

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