Executive Director of University Relations and Recruiting
Blane attended Rutgers College in New Jersey and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, in 1980. He subsequently attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he received a Masters in Accounting degree in 1982.
After graduation, he began his career in the audit department of the KPMG Honolulu office where he serviced clients in the healthcare, non- profit, real estate, agribusiness and hospitality industries. From 1988-1989, he participated in a 2 year rotational program in KPMG’s national training center in Montvale New Jersey where he was responsible for the development and instruction of numerous KPMG assurance courses. Upon his return to the Honolulu office, Blane assumed the responsibility of Primary Recruiter for the office in addition to servicing his assurance clients in the hospital and hospitality industries. In 1994, Blane transferred to the KPMG Long Beach office to assist with the Southern California Health care assurance and consulting practice. In 1997, Blane transferred to the Los Angeles office where he assumed the Director of College Recruiting position for the Pacific Southwest area where he was responsible for the hiring of all entry level Assurance and Tax department personnel. In 2000, Blane assumed the role of National Director of Campus Recruiting as part of the KPMG National Recruiting team in Montvale, New Jersey. In 2008, Blane assumed the role of Executive Director for Campus Recruiting and University Relations where he oversees all of the entry level hiring for KPMG’s audit, tax and advisory practices including MBA as well as their University Relations Program.
He recently served as Beta Alpha Psi President on the Board of Directors and has served on the BOD as the Professional Partners Chair. He served on the Board of the Accounting Program Leadership Group (APLG), the Federation of Schools of Accounting (FSA) Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of the Education Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA), and on the AICPA Pre-certification Executive Education Committee (PcEEC). He lives in Charleston, South Carolina and works out of the Montvale, New Jersey National Office as part of the National Human Resource team.