Jose Rodriguez has been named partner in charge and executive director of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute (ACI).

Rodriguez, an audit partner at U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG, has more than 30 years of experience serving large, multinational and mid-sized companies, with a primary emphasis in the consumer markets and retail industries. Rodriguez, who has been a KPMG partner since 1995, also serves as an SEC reviewing partner and foreign filing partner, and has held a number of leadership positions in the firm.

Rodriguez succeeds Dennis Whalen, who had served as ACI’s executive director since 2011 and was recently appointed leader of KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (BLC), which consolidates the firm’s board-facing activities—including ACI, WomenCorporateDirectors, Private Markets and Board Exchange.