KPMG LLP on Jan. 12 named Angie Gildea national sector leader for its energy, natural resources and chemicals (ENRC) practice, succeeding Regina Mayor in this role who remains KPMG’s global head of energy.

Angie Gildea
Angie Gildea

Gildea, who is based in the Houston office, has more than 20 years of experience and brings deep energy industry knowledge to her role as the accounting firm’s new U.S. head of energy.

“Angie is the right leader at the right time to oversee our firm’s growing energy practice,” Tandra Jackson, vice chair of growth and strategy at KPMG, said in a statement on Jan. 12. “She’ll lead the development of new solutions that help our clients address some of the more complex and impactful changes that the past year has brought on for so many companies across the energy industry.”

Though Gildea described 2020 as “a year for the ages,” she noted in a statement how the energy industry has proven time and again that it is resilient.

“I’m confident that as many of the traditional oil and gas companies begin to embrace elements of the energy transition, and continue to drive efficiencies within their operating models, they’ll emerge well-positioned for future growth and success,” said Gildea, who serves many of the industry’s most successful oil and gas companies according to a release from the firm.

Gildea joined KPMG in 2014 as a principal, with more than a decade of providing industry and technology solutions primarily in the oil and gas sector. She earned her B.S. in biomedical science from Texas A&M University.

Previously, Mayor held the role as KPMG’s U.S. head of energy for five years. She continues to serve as the global head of energy and natural resources for KPMG and as the advisory industry leader for ENRC in the U.S.