Accounting giant Deloitte said Monday that Michelle Kerrick has been named office managing partner for the organization’s Los Angeles practice.

Kerrick succeeds Tony Buzzelli, who remains vice chairman and regional managing partner of Deloitte in the Pacific Southwest. She has more than 25 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently serving as the Phoenix office’s managing partner.

“Michelle has established herself as a true leader, earning the trust and respect of her colleagues and peers in the marketplace,” said Buzzelli in a statement. “She has demonstrated a commitment to our clients and our people, and she will play an instrumental role in driving our strategy in the Los Angeles market.”

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