Team RSM adds former Air Force Captain to the roster
CHICAGO – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market and title sponsor of The RSM Classic – is pleased to welcome PGA TOUR Professional Kyle Westmoreland to Team RSM. Westmoreland will make his debut as a PGA TOUR professional the weekend of September 15 – 18 at the Fortinet Championship in Napa, CA, wearing RSM on his right sleeve.
Westmoreland is a 30-year-old Houston native who spent five-and-a-half years on active duty in the Air Force following graduation from the Air Force Academy. A captain in the Air Force, he turned to full-time professional golf upon his discharge in summer 2019, qualifying for the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank while on terminal leave before discharge. Since then, he has worked his way through Qualifying School and the Korn Ferry Tour to the PGA TOUR.
Westmoreland recently earned a coveted PGA TOUR card for the 2022-2023 season by finishing in the Top-25 of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. He had a strong 2022 season on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he had three Top-10 finishes and was 13th on Tour in driving distance. He is the first Air Force Academy graduate to earn a PGA TOUR card. During his time in the Air Force, he won four college tournaments, the 2013 Patriot All-America Invitational, earned all-honors and was named the Air Force Academy’s Male Athlete of the Year.
Following his time in the Air Force, Westmoreland shot a 7-under to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. At the U.S. Open, he became the first Air Force Academy graduate to not only play in, but also make the cut at one of the sport’s major championships.
“Captain Westmoreland is a shining example of what you can accomplish with passion, drive and hard work – traits no doubt perfected during his time at the Air Force Academy and in serving our country,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. “Kyle is the embodiment of our firm’s 5 C’s (caring, curious, collaborative, courageous and critical thinking) and we are excited to be working with him as he begins his journey on the PGA TOUR.”
“I’m excited to see RSM building on the foundations Pete Pfeiffer and the firm have laid to support our veteran community in bringing on Kyle to Team RSM,” said Adrian Romero, risk consultant and national VALOR employee network group (ENG) leader with RSM US LLP. “As the leader of our firm’s veteran’s group, I understand the importance of highlighting the strength and resiliency of our veteran community through their experiences. Kyle joining as a new face to Team RSM reinforces our firm’s 5 C’s and values as a veteran-friendly organization that seeks to advance careers and personal lives through opportunity and stewardship.”
About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer and 2017 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Davis Love III. The tournament is held at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament, and has donated more than $28 million to charities that support children and families in need. For more information about The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation, visit rsmclassic.com.
About RSM US LLP
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.
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