Conversations with Leaders

The Department of Accountancy is very fortunate to have the honor of hosting an impressive list of speakers and visitors. Many of them agreed to be interviewed on various topics in the field of accounting.

Peterson, JimAuthor, Countdown
Grinde, Adam L.Partner and International LeaderBaker Tilly
Chapman, William
Nardi, Frank
Partner – Mergers and Acquisitions
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Halverson, Bradley M.Vice President of Finance ServicesCaterpillar Inc.
Spruell, ByronVice ChairmanDeloitte LLP
Engelbert, CatherineChief Executive Officer
Deloitte LLP
Lu, P. ChristopherChief Executive OfficerDeloitte LLP Tohmatsu
Monson, Scott D.PartnerDeloitte Tax LLP
Engle, HowardPartnerDeloitte Tax LLP
Katzen, Larry R.Consultant and Board MemberEarthlink
Krentz, KurtisCentral Region Assurance Managing PartnerErnst & Young LLP
Golz, Karen M.Global Vice Chair, Professional PracticeErnst & Young Global Limited
Segedi, Brian K.Vice ChairErnst & Young LLP
Cook, James C.PartnerErnst & Young LLP
Turley, JamesChairman and CEOErnst & Young LLP
Laney, DougVice President - Research Information Innovation and Strategy Gartner
Chipman, Stephen M.Chief Executive OfficerGrant Thornton LLP
Ramey, Jason D.National Managing Partner, International Client ServicesGrant Thornton LLP
Griffith, DoreenPartnerGrant Thornton LLP
Gruenes, WalterManaging Partner, Texoma
Grant Thornton LLP
Sutherland, Allan C.Senior Vice President - Taxes and InvestmentsIllinois Tool Works
Saran, ClaudiaPartner, People & ChangeKPMG LLP
Duffy, Thomas J.National Managing Partner – AuditKPMG LLP
Arning, Robert F.Vice Chair-Market DevelopmentKPMG LLP
Piller, BrucePartner in Charge-ChicagoKPMG LLP
Veihmeyer, JohnChief Executive OfficerKPMG LLP
Newinski, Laura M.National Managing Partner - TaxKPMG LLP
Keizer, Henry R.Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating OfficerKPMG LLP
Cole, Christine M.U.S. Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer USAMcDonald's USA
LaGuardia, KenVice President of Tax OperationMetLife
Krzus, Michael P.ConsultantMike Krzus Consulting
Schuyler, ShannonPrincipal, Corporate Responsibility LeaderPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Nally, DennisManaging Partner and CEOPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Adams, RodUS Recruiting LeaderPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Moritz, Robert E.Chairman and Senior PartnerPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Kolar, James P.Market Managing Partner-ChicagoPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Oltmanns, Bradley J.Vice ChairmanPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Reierson, Timothy J.PartnerPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Holland, William G.Auditor GeneralState of Illinois
Wilson, Virginia M.Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerTIAA-CREF
McMillan, CaryChief Executive OfficerTrue Partners Consulting LLC
Bowsher, CharlesFormer Comptroller General of the United StatesUnited States Government
Shakespeare, CatherineAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Michigan