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Distinguished Alumni : Brent Johnson

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BS Accounting, 1988

Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

Brent Johnson is an audit partner with KPMG LLP in Seattle and heads the firm's Information, Communication and Entertainment practice in Seattle. He has over 15 years of experience serving technology-based companies in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Brent received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University in 1988. Brent also serves on the board of trustees of the Seattle Repertory Theatre and is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Washington Society of CPA's.

He earned partner status early in his career and has specialized in high-tech companies. Overall, his success as an accounting professional is self-evident from his career at Arthur Andersen and then KPMG. Brent consistently contributes to the College through financial contributions and willingness to speak to accounting students over the years. He is a member of the CB Advisory Board Executive Committee and has taken the lead in the Board's Competitive Edge Fund initiative to support the CB's Research Grant Awards Program. It is also important to note his compassion and personal successes. Brent wrote an article -- "Why Do I Get Involved" -- for the Beacon (Spring 2008 issue). Brent speaks eloquently about why he volunteers and "gives back" in a variety of meaningful ways to his community and to CWU. The article is quite revealing and highlights some of his many commitments.