Allinial Global's Leadership Team

Leadership Team at Allinial Global

Terry Snyder

President & CEO

Terry Snyder became President and CEO of Allinial Global in 2008. He currently leads a team of twenty-four members, including nine vice presidents and assistant vice presidents. His primary responsibilities include strategic planning, financial performance, and the overall success and growth of the association.

Terry has more than forty years of experience at the highest management levels in both public accounting and private industry. He began his career with Arthur Andersen before continuing to develop his accounting experience with firms such as RSM McGladrey and Olive LLP. Most recently, he served at Clifton Gunderson, LLP as both Managing Partner, Downstate Illinois Region and Partner-in-Charge of the Peoria office.

Job Dieleman

EVP & Global Market Director

Since joining Allinial Global in 2007, Job Dieleman has worked closely with members to serve their global needs. He develops cross-border programs that allow members to both grow their international practices and service inbound international engagements. He also helps build the strong global working relationships that develop into international business opportunities.

During his eight years with Milliken & Co., Job held international sales and marketing responsibilities for operations in Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and, to a lesser degree, Japan and the Middle East. He also spent two years in the U.K. managing Milliken’s London office. As Senior International Business Consultant at the University of Georgia, Job provided international consulting and education to Georgia businesses.

Chris Robinson

Regional Director, EMEI

Chris Robinson has had a long career in business development and relationship management, delivering cross-border solutions for large retail and manufacturing clients. Transferring these skills to the accountancy profession in 2009, he has since worked for a fast-growing “Top 100” UK firm. Most recently, as International Development Officer for the TGS Global network, Chris has successfully recruited member firms around the world. Chris has a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

Chris is based in the UK and focuses on growing the EMEIA regional membership, coordinating the delivery of services to members, and leading regional meetings.

Luca Traini

Regional Director, Africa

In his role as Regional Director of Africa, Luca is tasked with building relationships and growing the association’s regional membership in Africa. In addition to connecting our African members to the wider Allinial Global community, he is also responsible for coordinating the delivery of member services.

Luca completed his training contract with PKF Durban, where he quickly progressed to audit supervisor. He has worked in financial services and wealth management, started his own company in advertising and print, and served as the national credit risk manager for a JSE listed entity. As a business consultant, Luca has successfully counseled many businesses on startup, expansion, and increased profitability. Throughout his career he has stayed close to his passion of training and education, lecturing in finance and audit for numerous firms and South African universities.

Lara Joseph

Vice President of International Member Relations

Lara Joseph joined Allinial Global in 2011 as Project Coordinator, but now serves as Vice President of International Member Relations. In this role, she works directly with the CEO and market directors to identify and develop strategic relationships with prospective international member firms. She is also responsible for on-boarding new member firms; directing members to resources; planning and executing international events; managing the Sponsors and Affinity Programs; and working hand-in-hand with members to establish third-party solutions which result in a value-add for the membership.

Lara’s areas of expertise include business analysis, HR and operations management, and strategic management. She earned her BS in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University.

Susan Rhodes

Vice President of Human Resources & Member Relations

Susan Rhodes joined Allinial Global in 2012 and holds the title of Vice President, HR Services & Member Relations. During her tenure, she has enjoyed leveraging her consulting background to help member firms better develop their HR initiatives. Susan has a wide range of responsibilities at Allinial Global, including the development of functional communities; overseeing the HR Conference and Committee; helping member firms network, share, and connect; and updating members on the latest HR trends. She also develops and implements tools like RETAIN, and she manages the Member Satisfaction Survey.

Susan has HR experience in the healthcare, technology, and retail industries, and is very involved in several civic organizations. She graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA.

Stephen Varley

Vice President of Technical Services

As the Vice President of Technical Services, Steve Varley is responsible for assisting our members with all aspects of technical resources and solutions. He is directly involved in member technical training, serves as liaison to technical committees, and coordinates solutions to the questions posed to Allinial Global by member firms.

Steve has nearly thirty years of public accounting and industry experience. His background in public accounting includes work for both local and regional CPA firms. His areas of experience include A&A, tax, employee benefit plan administration and audits, M&A, and due diligence engagements. Beyond this, his additional industry work includes capital development consulting and serving as Controller/CFO for a troubled aerospace manufacturing company.

Rosa Chun

Vice President of Marketing Services

In her role as Vice President of Marketing Services, Rosa Chun works closely with our firms’ business development and marketing professionals. The programs she develops both enhance existing marketing tools and develop new ones that enable firm growth strategies.

She has over fourteen years of experience in B2B marketing, with a focus on product management and relationship management. Previously, Rosa was Director of Research and Strategy at an executive search firm specializing in private liberal arts colleges. Before that, she was an eBusiness Manager in Alcoa’s Customer and Marketing Services division. She has an MBA in marketing from the University of Southern California and a BA in philosophy and psychology from Emory University.

Brian Powers

Vice President of Information Services

As Vice President of Information Services, Brian Powers is responsible for developing resources, training, and networking opportunities for IT directors and partners in charge of technology at Allinial Global firms. In addition to managing the association’s websites and internal technology, he helps member firms identify technological solutions that drive productivity and increase profitability.

Brian joined Allinial Global in 2017, bringing over twenty years of experience designing, building, and managing IT processes from the ground up. He holds the CCFE designation, and his previous roles have given him extensive knowledge of risk management, software and database design, security operations, governance, legal and regulatory compliance, identity and access management, and mobile development.

Karen Jenkins

Vice President of Meeting Services

Karen Jenkins joined Allinial Global in 2013 as Program Manager, but now serves as Vice President of Meeting Services. As leader of the Meeting Services team, she manages all international programs, our two larger conferences: Summit and the Firm Management Conference, and other partner-level programs.

Before coming to Allinial Global, Karen spent seventeen years at KPMG, where she was Associate Director responsible for the Southeast and Southwest areas. Her areas of expertise include management of fiscally responsible budgets, facility contract negotiation, and program execution. Karen earned her BA from the University of Vermont and holds a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.

Kimberly Bates McCarl

Vice President of Learning and Development

As the Vice President of Learning and Development, Kimberly Bates McCarl is responsible for assisting our members in addressing their learning and development needs. She provides professional and leadership training and development tools and resources, partners with the CPE committee, and coordinates solutions to questions posed by member firms.

Kimberly joined Allinial Global in 2018, bringing over 30 years of learning and development and talent management knowledge from working in the financial services, insurance, and information solutions industries. Leveraging extensive experience, she creates and executes strategies to drive performance, build capabilities, and increase engagement. Kimberly has held leadership positions at companies including Thomson Reuters, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), and Lincoln Financial Group, where she recently served as Vice President of Professional and Organizational Development.

Ana Isabel Navarro

Regional Director, Latin America

Based in Mexico City, Ana Isabel Navarro serves as Regional Director of Latin America. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating member services and regional meetings, building relationships and growing the association’s Latin American membership, and connecting our Latin American members to the wider Allinial Global community.

Ana Isabel began her career as an international relations specialist in the Mexican government. There, she focused on building the “Mexico Brand” project, which consisted of improving Mexico’s reputation, attracting tourism and investment capital, increasing exports, recruiting a talented and creative workforce, and enhancing Mexico’s cultural and political influence in the world. Most recently, Ana Isabel worked for a member firm of PKF, where she built strong ongoing relationships between the firm and other members, advised clients on establishing their footprint in Mexico, and expanded commercial opportunities for everyone.

Abby Chee

Regional Director, Asia Pacific

As Regional Director of Asia Pacific, Abby Chee focuses on a variety of targeted business development and member service initiatives. Located in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, she serves as a liaison between our regional membership and the wider Allinial Global community. In addition to addressing the needs of current members, Abby is also responsible for building relationships that help the association expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region.

Abby brings a wealth of international experience and deep knowledge of the Asia Pacific region to her role. Before joining Allinial Global, she served as Regional Manager, Asia Pacific for Baker Tilly International, coordinating business development and marketing strategies and supporting regional member firms and clients. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIA Malaysia), where she provided leadership, organized professional development opportunities, and spearheaded rebranding efforts.