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Deloitte Global CEO to talk on leadership, industry trends

by Carol Elliott

November 1, 2012

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Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg (right) poses before the Administration Building with Byron Spruell (BSME ’87, MBA ’89), a Deloitte managing partner.

Barry Salzberg, Global CEO of DeloitteTouche Tohmatsu Limited, will speak to the University of Notre Dame students, faculty and staff at 10:40 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 2) in the Mendoza College of Business’ Jordan Auditorium. Salzberg’s talk is part of the College’s annual fall Boardroom Insights Speaker Series, where corporate leaders and senior executives discuss current business issues and industry trends.

Salzberg also will be on hand for the dedication later that afternoon of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, a new academic center at the Mendoza College of Business made possible by a generous gift from professional services organization. The center focused on advancing ethical leadership in business, including research, thought leadership and the dissemination of practical ethics related content to the business community in the United States as well as around the world.

Joining Deloitte in 1977, Salzberg advanced through a variety of leadership roles and was admitted as partner in 1985. In 2000, he assumed full leadership of the Deloitte Tax LLP practice, which included regional responsibility for the Americas tax practice. After serving as the U.S. managing partner from 2003 to 2007, Salzberg was elected as the CEO of Deloitte LLP in June 2007. He also is a member of Deloitte’s U.S. Board of Directors, the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Global Executive Committee, and the DTT Global Board of Directors.

During his tenure, the national Deloitte Tax practice increased its market share significantly, moving to first position from, and received numerous awards and citations.

Salzberg is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York County Lawyers Association. He is also a board member of business organizations including the Center for Audit Quality, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and the Partnership for New York. Additionally, he is an advisor to the G100, advisory board member of International Business Leaders Forum, and International Councilor to the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Known in the marketplace for his commitment to building opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders and fostering diversity within the workplace, Salzberg serves as a board member of College Summit and Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. He is also the chair of the Capital Steering Committee for the YMCA of Greater New York.

He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College, his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and his LLM in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.