Carole Schwartz began her professional career with the Atlanta office of Arthur Andersen in 1983. She remained with Arthur Andersen until 1990 when she joined the Tampa office of KPMG LLP where she later became the first female partner for the West Coast of Florida. Ms. Schwartz primarily practiced within the real estate industry; however, she served as the Tax Partner on several Fortune 500 public companies during her career. She remained with KPMG LLP until her retirement from the partnership in 2002.
Ms. Schwartz graduated with distinction from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University with a degree in accounting.
Ms. Schwartz served as a Board member at All Children’s Hospital, was President of the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities of Tampa Bay, was on the Executive Committee and Board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks of Tampa Bay, and is a Board member for the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.