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.


Herschel Frierson, Crowe LLP strategic networks leaders and principal

Chris Hadorn, former KPMG International global head of payments

Shameek Konar, Pilot Company chief executive officer

Jeffrey P. Mahoney, Council of Institutional Investors general counsel

Sosseh Prom, African Communities Together (ACT) state policy manager


Ian Bradley, EY Global Director of Customer Tax Operations and Reporting Services (CTORS)

Anoop Mehta, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Chair

Adam Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law at the University of Michigan

Megan Turner, EY Financial Services Consulting Partner

Steven Ward, Deloitte climate data scientist and ESG services professional

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Atlanta regional office
Justin Jeffries, Division of Enforcement associate director
Dale Perez, Division of Examinations manager
Todd Rogers, Division of Examinations staff accountant

Deborah Shaw, Division of Examinations assistant regional director


Veit Buetterlin, member of the management board of AlixPartners Germany

Mohammad Hasham, director in BDO’s Accounting & Reporting Advisory Services group

Jenneen Kaufmanformer Senior Vice President and CFO for the Tennessee Titans

Carla Mashinski, chief financial and administrative officer for Cameron LNG

Bobby Stover, leader of EY Americas Family Enterprise and Family Office


Susan Angele, Senior Advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center

Victoria Glover, Deloitte Tax LLP Partner and former Majority Tax Advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives

Natasha Granholm, PwC Partner and Center Market Tax Leader

Commissioner Hester Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Allen BellPwC Assurance Partner and Leader of the Private Company Services Practice for Southern California

Richard Chambers, President and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors

Paul Sobel, Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)

Eugene Soltes, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and author of “Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal”

Kevin Wills, Chief Financial Officer for Pilot Flying J (PFJ)


Steve Albrecht, Experienced Audit Committee Member, Expert Witness and Professor Emeritus of Brigham Young University

Paul DeNicola, Principal at PwC’s Governance Insights Center

Ron Ford, Senior Vice President and CFO of Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

Kathleen HammBoard Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of Research for MSCI’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research Group

Maria Castañón Moats, PwC U.S. Assurance Leader

Mike Willis, Assistant Director of the Office of Structured Disclosure at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


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


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