Haworth College of Business Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

BeneshKay Benesh, B.B.A.’81
Partner, Global Audit Succession and Deployment
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Kay Benesh is a senior partner with over 36 years of experience in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s energy and resources industry group. She currently serves large, complex global public organizations in the construction, energy and utility industries. Benesh is also responsible for the global deployment of U.S. audit professionals and is a leader in the transformation of the audit of the future.

Benesh has a broad range of experience, serving large security and exchange commission registrants. She has served as lead client service partner for many large, global clients. Prior to her current position, Benesh held roles such as national managing partner in the north-central region, global audit enterprise risk solutions transformation leader and AERS advisory chief quality officer.

Benesh graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. She earned and maintains the certification and title of CPA. She is a current member of AICPA and serves on the executive committee of AERS audit. Benesh is also chairperson of the Marygrove College board of trustees and a member of the finance council of the Archdiocese of Detroit, along with involvement in other committees, councils and volunteerism in her community.