Neel Corporate Governance Center

Speaker Series Current Schedule

Mike Willis

September 14, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Mike is a retired PwC partner with public company reporting and audit experience and knowledge of relevant reporting standards, regulations and process and control considerations.  He is currently the Assistant Director of the Office of Structured Disclosure at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he is responsible for leading the design and implementation of technological processes and tools to support the many structured data needs of the Commission, including the creation, implementation, and maintenance of forms and processes designed to capture structured data from SEC registrants through their filings with the Commission.

September 14, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Mike is a retired PwC partner with public company reporting and audit experience and knowledge of relevant reporting standards, regulations and process and control considerations.  He is currently the Assistant Director of the Office of Structured Disclosure at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he is responsible for leading the design and implementation of technological processes and tools to support the many structured data needs of the Commission, including the creation, implementation, and maintenance of forms and processes designed to capture structured data from SEC registrants through their filings with the Commission.


Paul DeNicola

November 9, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Paul DeNicola is a Principal at PwC's Governance Insights Center where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership in the area of corporate governance.  A frequent speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, Paul also advises boards and executive teams on emerging governance issues. He has twice been named to Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in U.S. corporate governance.  Paul was also honored as a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance.

November 9, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Paul DeNicola is a Principal at PwC's Governance Insights Center where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership in the area of corporate governance.  A frequent speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, Paul also advises boards and executive teams on emerging governance issues. He has twice been named to Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in U.S. corporate governance.  Paul was also honored as a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance.


Kathleen Hamm

November 30, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Kathleen M. Hamm was appointed a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, and sworn in on January 2, 2018. She joined the PCAOB from Promontory Financial Group, where she was the global leader of securities and fintech services and senior strategic adviser to the chief executive officer on cyber solutions. Among other matters, she helped companies develop strategies to build into their systems and operations regulatory requirements and cybersecurity. Earlier, Board Member Hamm served at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2014 to early 2017, as counselor to the deputy secretary on cybersecurity and governance, regulatory, compliance, and risk management issues facing the financial services sector.

November 30, 2018


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Kathleen M. Hamm was appointed a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, and sworn in on January 2, 2018. She joined the PCAOB from Promontory Financial Group, where she was the global leader of securities and fintech services and senior strategic adviser to the chief executive officer on cyber solutions. Among other matters, she helped companies develop strategies to build into their systems and operations regulatory requirements and cybersecurity. Earlier, Board Member Hamm served at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2014 to early 2017, as counselor to the deputy secretary on cybersecurity and governance, regulatory, compliance, and risk management issues facing the financial services sector.


Paul Sobel

February 1, 2019


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Paul J. Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, was unanimously elected by COSO’s Board of Directors to serve a three-year term as COSO’s Chair beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Sobel is widely recognized as a leading expert on governance, enterprise risk management, compliance, and internal control, and was a key member of the Advisory Council that provided input for the 2017 update to COSO’s ERM Framework, Enterprise Risk Management—Integrating with Strategy and Performance.


Richard Chambers

February 15, 2019


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. The IIA serves more than 190,000 members in more than 170 countries and territories and is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.


Eugene Soltes

April 5, 2019


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on corporate misconduct and fraud, and how organizations design cultures and compliance systems to confront these challenges. He is the recipient of the Charles M. Williams Award for outstanding teaching and author of the bestselling book Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal. Professor Soltes’ research has been widely cited in the media including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, NPR, and The Economist and he is regularly invited to speak to regulatory bodies including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the United States Treasury. Prior to joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, Professor Soltes received his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his MA in statistics and BA in economics from Harvard University.

April 5, 2019


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: HBB 402

Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on corporate misconduct and fraud, and how organizations design cultures and compliance systems to confront these challenges. He is the recipient of the Charles M. Williams Award for outstanding teaching and author of the bestselling book Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal. Professor Soltes’ research has been widely cited in the media including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, NPR, and The Economist and he is regularly invited to speak to regulatory bodies including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the United States Treasury. Prior to joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, Professor Soltes received his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his MA in statistics and BA in economics from Harvard University.