Bernard J. Milano

President KPMG Foundation and The PhD Project (Ret.) Member, President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

Bernard J. Milano is the former president of the KPMG Foundation and retired founding president of The PhD Project, a national program that has increased minority representation on business school faculty by over 400%. Mr. Milano graduated from Temple University and started his career with KPMG in the audit practice of the Philadelphia office. Prior to his role as president of the KPMG Foundation he held positions of National Partner in Charge of University Relations and National Partner in Charge of Human Resources. Mr. Milano holds honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters from North Carolina A&T State University, Kent State University and William Paterson University. Mr. Milano serves on President Trump’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities having previously served on the same Board under President George W. Bush from 2002-2009. Mr. Milano has received over a dozen awards for his work in diversity and inclusion including Top 20 Diversity Champions by Diversity Edge Magazine, Working Mother Magazine Champions of Diversity, National Association of Black Accountants Legends Award and was the inaugural recipient of the HBCU Business Dean’s Bernard J. Milano Excellence Award.