PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP this week announced that J. Richard (Rick) Stamm has been appointed to lead the firm's tax practice beginning July 1. Mr. Stamm will succeed Rick Berry who will retire at the end of the firm's fiscal year.
Mr. Stamm, a 28-year veteran of PricewaterhouseCoopers, joined the firm in 1976 and has held various leadership roles. Currently, he has oversight and provides direction to each of the specialized practice units that comprise the PricewaterhouseCoopers tax practice and is a member of both the U.S. and Global Tax Leadership teams.
In announcing Mr. Stamm's appointment, PwC U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Dennis Nally said, "Rick Stamm's knowledge of the complex tax world is a tremendous asset to our clients and the firm. He brings to the position leadership experience and a successful track record with our clients and people."
Mr. Nally also said Mr. Berry will work closely with Mr. Stamm through a transition period between now and the end of June.
"Rick Berry has guided our tax practice through some challenging and dramatic periods of change for the accounting industry," said Mr. Stamm. "We have a great foundation from which to build and I look forward to continuing in his path of success."
Mr. Stamm received his bachelor of arts degree in accounting, Summa Cum Laude from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.