University of Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam to Speak as Part of Distinguished Speaker Series August 29

August 28, 2014

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will speak at UT on Friday, August 29, as part of the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center’s distinguished speaker series.

The event, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., will be in the James A. Haslam Business Building, Room 402. The event is by invitation only.

The distinguished speaker series is sponsored by PwC.

The Neel Corporate Governance Center is a national leader in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance. It focuses primarily on those aspects of corporate governance that affect public policy, such as board structure, the work of the audit, compensation, governance committees, and shareholder activism.

“The Neel Corporate Governance Center is honored to host Governor Haslam,” said Joe Carcello, the center’s executive director. “His dedication to educational reform and economic development is commendable and is making Tennessee more competitive.”
The distinguished speaker series brings experts in accounting, business, government, and law to UT to share their experience and expertise with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and fellow industry leaders.

Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission under President Barack Obama, was the speaker this spring. Future speakers include Jim Leisenring, senior advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and formerly vice chairman of the FASB and member of the International Accounting Standards Board; Troy Paredes, senior strategy and policy advisor at PwC and former commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission; and Bob Moritz, the US chairman and senior partner of PwC.

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