Heather Paquette is the Managing Partner for KPMG in Michigan where she is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of KPMGs Detroit and Grand Rapids offices and in making KPMG a great place to build a career. Heather has more than 22 years of financial audit, information technology and business process experience, focusing on risk and control. Heather is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and prior to joining KPMG, served in the United Kingdom and then in Southern Regional Operation Center for NATO in Naples, Italy. Heather is a 2012 national ATHENA Award Recipient. Heather has been recognized by the Glass Hammer as a 2009 Rising Star, by the Illinois CPA Society as a 2009 Women to Watch and by KPMG as their 2010 Working Mother of the Year for Working Mother Magazine.