The GSBA Blog

Corporate Leader of the Year: Kevin Baldwin

| Feb 17, 2016

Under the leadership of Kevin Baldwin since 2001, PwC’s Pacific Northwest office has grown from 400 employees to over 700 and doubled its revenues. Kevin believes strongly in building diversity at all levels, from PwC’s leadership team to new recruits fresh out of college. Kevin wants to make sure their employees are a reflection of the entire community PwC serves. He is the Partner Champion for PwC’s LGBT Open Affinity Group, and has pushed the company on LGBT inclusion issues. PwC has become a sponsor of the Seattle Pride Parade and contributes a large contingent every year. In part due to his efforts, PwC was one of Diversity Inc.’s top ten companies for LGBT employees in 2015 and top three in overall diversity. They have had a 100% corporate equality index rating from HRC every year since 2006, and won the 2009 Point Inspiration Award for LGBT inclusion, for being a company that champions respect and includes LGBTQ people at every level.

Kevin helped bring PwC on as GSBA’s first Ruby Jewel Sponsor, committed to investing significantly in both the Chamber and the Scholarship Fund. He sits on the GSBA Corporate Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association. Currently he is co-chairing former Governor Gregoire's Challenge Seattle Partnership to work with government and business to improve our region's transportation, education and affordable housing and to tell Seattle’s success stories around the world.