David Miller will lead a vibrant interview with Sam Di Piazza and Anne Tatlock on the topic of “Insights from the Boardroom.”
Samuel (Sam) A. Di Piazza, Jr.
Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr. retired as Global Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd in September 2009 after eight years of leading the largest professional services firm in the world. Over his thirty-six year career at PwC, he led the US Firm as Chairman and Senior Partner, the Americas Tax Practice and was a member of the Global Leadership Team. After retiring from PwC, Mr. Di Piazza joined Citigroup where he served as Vice Chairman of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank from 2011 until February 2014. In this capacity, he served as the Senior Banker on many of the largest global clients of Citigroup, across multiple industry sectors and geographies. He also served in various leadership development roles while at Citi. He retired in 2014.
Mr. Di Piazza currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Mayo Clinic. He serves on the Board of Directors of AT&T, Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., Regions Financial and ProAssurance, Inc. all NYSE listed companies. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, The Inner City Scholarship Fund of New York City and the UN Global Compact. He is a past Trustee of the USA Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, a past member of the Executive Committee of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, a member of the Board of Seton Education Partners, Inc. and The Partnership for Inner City Education, New York City. Mr. Di Piazza has served as a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, is past Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council on Sustainable Development, The Conference Board, Inc., Junior Achievement Worldwide and the Financial Accounting Foundation.
Mr. Di Piazza is one of the most highly quoted members of his profession, having presented at the Munich Economic Summit, the World Economic Forum, The National Summit in Detroit, the National Press Club, the St. Gallen Symposium, and numerous academic institutions. He has been widely interviewed in print and broadcast media, including the China Daily, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, the New York Times, and is a frequent commentator on issues of corporate reporting, transparency and the many facets of sustainable development. Mr. Di Piazza received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Alabama and an M.S. from the University of Houston. Mr. Di Piazza is the co-author of Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting.
Anne M. Tatlock
Anne Tatlock joined Fiduciary Trust International in 1984. She established herself as an expert in global asset management and rose through the ranks, becoming president in 1994, CEO in 1999, and chairman in 2000. Ms. Tatlock led the firm through one of its most challenging periods after 95 employees were lost during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. In December 2006, Ms. Tatlock retired and, soon after, she stepped down from her position as vice chairman of Fiduciary’s parent company, Franklin Resources. Ms. Tatlock remained a director on both boards until 2015. She has also served on the boards of American General Insurance, PHH, Merck, Fortune Brands, and Beam Global.
Active as a trustee since 1994, Ms. Tatlock has extensive experience overseeing nonprofits. She is currently a trustee of the American Ballet Theatre where she was the vice-chairman from 1998 to 2000. She also serves on the boards of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation.
Ms. Tatlock’s past board positions include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (chairman 2003–2012), the Mayo Clinic, Vassar College, The Teagle Foundation, the Cultural Institutions Retirement System (chairman 1996–2001), and The Conference Board (vice-chairman 2003–2007) where she currently serves on the Global Advisory Council.
Ms. Tatlock was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000. In 2006 she was honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Award, which recognizes significant contributions to society in the arts, education, and humanitarian concerns. After graduating from Vassar College, Ms.Tatlock earned a Masters in Economics from New York University.
6:30 Doors Open*
7:00 Interview and Discussion
8:15 Program Wrap-up
8:35 Evening Concludes
*Refreshments consisting of a light snack, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
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