Tandra Jackson is the Vice Chair of Growth & Strategy at KPMG LLP. In this role, she is responsible for leading KPMG’s Total Firm growth strategy, anticipating and responding to signals of change in the marketplace, and aligning the firm’s investments in innovative new services and capabilities.
Prior to this role, Tandra served as Office Managing Partner for KPMG’s Houston Major Market where she helped lead the growth and success of the firm’s audit, tax and advisory practices in Houston; ensured KPMG’s clients received exceptional service; supported and empowered the firm’s extraordinary people; and coordinated the office’s community engagement.
She has 27 years of professional experience across multiple industries, including energy and chemicals, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare. Her experience extends across a broad range of areas including business process improvement; systems selection and implementation; IT and internal audit; and governance and compliance.
Tandra is co-Chair of KPMG’s African Ancestry Business Resource Group and serves on the KPMG Foundation Board. Tandra has served on the Nominating Committee for the KPMG Board of Directors. Previous speaking engagements include KPMG’s Global Energy Conference, KPMG Insights, National Women’s Council Houston Conference, Rice University’s Women Leadership Conference, Texas Society of Women CPAs, and the Women in Leadership Symposium.
A recognized leader in the Houston market and across the region, Tandra is the recipient of the 2019 Impact (Chairman’s) Award by the National Black MBA Association; a 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 2018 Women Who Mean Business by Houston Business Journal; 2017 Top 50 Influential Women in Houston by Houston Woman Magazine; 2017 Breakthrough Women by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 2017 Women Worth Watching by Diversity Magazine. In addition, she has authored several bylines on business, innovation, people, community and philanthropy in various media outlets.
She is passionate about making a difference in her community and society. She is a member of both Louisiana State University’s Dean Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Houston Chapter. She also serves on several non-profit boards including Greater Houston Partnership (Executive Committee and Higher Education Task Force); Central Houston (Executive and Finance Committees); CEOs against Cancer; and the Houston Zoo (Audit Committee Chair).
Tandra holds an M.B.A. in information systems from the University of Houston and B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.