Samuel A. DiPiazza, former accounting firm executive. Named Accountant of Year, Beta Alpha Psi Society; recipient Ellis Island medal of honor, INROADS Leadership award.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Economics, University Alabama. Master of Science in Tax Accounting, University Houston, 1973.
Joined Coopers & Lybrand, 1973, named partner, 1979, elected to firm council, 1986, head Birmingham, Alabama and Chicago offices, named midwest regional managing partner, 1992, regional managing partner, New York metro region, client service, vice chairman, 1994—1998. Americas leader tax and legal services PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1998—2000, Chairman, senior partner, United States firm, 2000—2002, global Chief Executive Officer, 2002—2009. Trustee International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation.
Past chairman The Conference Board Inc. Chairman World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Member, United States Foundation Board World Economic Forum.
Board directors Apollo Group Inc., since 2009, DIRECTV Group, Inc., since 2010.
Member executive council Inner City Scholarship Fund. Member executive committee National Corporation Theatre Fund. Member international advisory board Junior Achievement.
Member board directors New York City Ballet. President Big Brothers/Sisters, New York City., 2001. Board visitors University Alabama Culverhouse College Commerce and Bus Administration.
Member of Mergers and Acquistions Group (Frankfurt).