Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr

Board Member, AT&T, Inc, Jones Lang LaSalle, ProAssurance, and Regions Financial, Chairman, Board of Trustees of The Mayo Clinic and Formerly; Global CEO, PwC, Chairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum, UN Global Compact, Financial Accounting Foundation, and International Foundation for Reporting Standards

Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr. retired as Global Chief Executive Office 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 both the Midwest and New York Metro Practices.  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.

Mr. Di Piazza has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Mayo Clinic since 2014. 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 The Inner City Scholarship Fund of New York City, and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. He is a member of the Board of Seton Education Partners, Inc. and The Partnership for Inner City Education, New York City. He is a Trustee and Executive Committee Member of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in New York.

He is a past Trustee of the USA Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation and the Financial Accounting Foundation, and the UN Global Compact. He served as Chairman of each of the following:  Geneva-based World Business Council on Sustainable Development, The Conference Board, Inc. and Junior Achievement Worldwide. 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.