Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, will be recognized as the 2017 University of Arizona Executive of the Year on Friday, March 31. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 North Resort Dr., in Tucson. Tickets are on sale now.
Engelbert is the first female CEO of Deloitte and is responsible for leading nearly 80,000 professionals who provide audit, tax, consulting and advisory services to more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
“Cathy Engelbert’s career trajectory has been remarkable,” said UA Eller College Dean Paulo Goes. “Not only did she become the first female CEO of one of the big four accounting and consulting firms, she changed Deloitte’s corporate culture to emphasize the importance of mentorship, inclusion, and work-life balance.”
Engelbert has spent more than three decades working with large and complex global clients. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Deloitte, Engelbert served as the leader of Deloitte’s audit practice.
In addition to leading Deloitte, Engelbert is chairman of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and was recognized as one of Fortune’s 2016 and 2015 Most Powerful Women. She was ranked as one of Glassdoor’s 2016 Employees’ Choice Awards for the 50 Highest Rated CEOs, and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York in 2015.
“Cathy is a strong leader who serves as a role model to many men and women,” said Goes. “She is admired by peers and the media for her expertise in global business trends. She encourages innovation and is not afraid to take risks. For these reasons, we are honored to name Cathy as this year’s University of Arizona Executive of the Year.”
The University of Arizona Executive of the Year program was established by the Eller College National Board of Advisors in 1983 to honor individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service. Recent honorees include Frederick W. Smith, chairman, CEO and founder of FedEx (2016); Sam Fox, CEO and founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts (2015); Janet Napolitano, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former Arizona Governor (2014); Larry Baer, president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants (2013); former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (2012);
and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (2011).
Tickets are $85 per person. To register, visit www.eller.arizona.edu/eoy/2017. For more information, call (520) 621-4121.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 9 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 60 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, as well as a satellite campus at the Phoenix biomedical campus downtown.
About Cathy Engelbert
As CEO of Deloitte, Cathy Engelbert leads one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States and is responsible for nearly 80,000 professionals. Deloitte professionals provide audit, tax, consulting and advisory services, and serve over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, producing impacts that matter on behalf of clients, people, communities, and society.
Since 1986, Cathy has had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she led the U.S. audit practice. Cathy is currently a member of Deloitte’s Board of Directors.
Cathy has spoken to influential media including CBS, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business Network, and Fortune about global business trends, professional services, and Deloitte’s growth strategy. Cathy also frequently discusses how to advance diversity and inclusion in corporate America with major news outlets.
Cathy is the chairman of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and is listed as one of Fortune’s 2016 and 2015 Most Powerful Women. In 2016, Cathy was also ranked on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 50 Highest Rated CEOs, and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York for 2015. Cathy is also recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016 and Fast Company magazine’s Most Productive People of 2016. Cathy is a member of the board of directors of Catalyst, a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, the Business Roundtable, and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board.
Cathy received a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Lehigh University. Cathy is married and has two children.
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