Previous Speakers

The following list reflects the Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series' most recent speakers. For a full list or our speakers, dating back to the series' inception in 2003, please contact us.

2017

Wes Bricker, Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Roslyn Brooks, Managing Director of the PwC office of Government, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy based in Washington, D.C.
Curt Buser, CFO of Carlyle, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms
Vanessa A. Countryman, Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Todd Metcalf, PwC Washington National Tax Policy Services Group
Jean Rogers, the CEO and Founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Vernon Stafford Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at First Horizon National Corporation

2016

Jim Doty, PCAOB Chairman 
Wilma Jordan, Founder and CEO of The Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc. (JEGI) 
Paula Loop, PwC partner and Leader of PwC’s Center for Board Governance and Investor Resource Institute
Zach Oleksiuk, the Americas Head of Investment Stewardship for BlackRock, the largest institutional investor in the United States and among the largest investors in the world 
Tim Ryan, PwC U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner
Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance for the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest public pension fund in the U.S.
Taylor Simonton, an experienced audit committee member, long-time PwC partner

2015

Mike Gallagher, Managing Partner of Assurance Quality for PwC 
Kayla Gillan, Leader, PwC’s Investor Resource Institute
Marek Grabowski, Director of Audit Policy for the U.K.‘s Financial Reporting Council and a board member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
Jason M. Hill, Chief Financial Officer of Gibson Brands, Inc.
Roy J. Katzovicz, Chairman of Saddle Point Group and formerly Partner, Investment Team Member, and Chief Legal Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management
Pete Nachtwey, Chief Financial Officer of Legg Mason
Larry Shover, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Solutions Funds Group, a mutual fund providing investors with institutional grade exposure to alternative investments
Commissioner Kara Stein, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

2014

Dan Goelzer, a partner in Washington DC with Baker & McKenzie who previously served as a founding board member of the PCAOB and as the General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality
Marek Grabowski, the Director of Audit Policy for the United Kingdom’s Financial Reporting Council in London
Martin Gruenberg, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 
The Honorable Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee
James (Jim) J. Leisenring, Senior Advisor to the FASB, and formerly both Vice Chairman of the FASB and a member of the International Accounting Standards Board
Robert (Bob) E. Moritz, the U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC 
Troy Paredes, Senior Strategy & Policy Advisor at PwC and former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Mary Schapiro, the immediate past Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the current Managing Director and Chairman of the Governance and Markets Practice for Promontory

2013

Amy Borrus, Deputy Director of the Council of Institutional Investors 
Michael A. Brizel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Saks, Inc.
Senator Bob Corker discussed our country’s number one economic and national security issue: Getting Our Fiscal House in Order.
James M. Gower, CEO and Chairman of the Board, of Rigel Pharmaceuticals (San Francisco, CA)
Arnold Havens, Washington, D.C. attorney with Jones Walker and the former General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department
TK Kerstetter, Chairman of NYSE Governance Services–Corporate Board Member, participated in a conversation on corporate governance hosted by Mary Ann Cloyd, PwC Partner and Leader, Center for Board Governance 
Craig M. Lewis, Chief Economist of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Timothy F. Ryan, PwC Vice Chairman and Assurance Practice Leader