Tori Farmer

Portrait of Tori Farmer, a workshop speaker at the 2013 START ConferenceLatoria J. Farmer is the National Director of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility for KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory services firm. As National Director, Tori is responsible for aligning diversity and community investment with the firm’s commercial strategy. Her areas of focus include supporting employee resource groups, executing key diversity initiatives for maximum engagement and ROI, managing external partnerships and sponsorships, and leveraging best practices to impact talent retention and development. Tori’s previous experience in higher education, operations, workplace solutions, and human resources ensures that she is well-positioned to oversee a wide range of enterprise programs.

Tori is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves on several task forces and boards including Athena International, Illinois Diversity Council, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Leadership Council, and the Chicago Public Schools National Academy Foundation Business and Finance Cluster. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, a 2011-2012 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and received the 2010 Anti-Defamation League Rising Star Award.