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The Cook School Accounting Department Hosts Speaker James Turley, Former Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young

The John Cook School of Business accounting department is hosting the Vasquez-Wuller Accounting Lecture Series featuring James Turley, former chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young on Thursday, April 21. The event takes place in the Cook School and begins at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Turley’s presentation and a networking reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. 

Turley’s presentation is titled, “Succeeding in turbulent times: How to succeed and win in today’s challenging marketplace including the importance of engaging with all key stakeholders in the process.”

While the event is complimentary, registration is required. Additional information and event registration is available here.

About the speaker

james-turley-photo-smJames Turley is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young. He led the firm from 2001 until his retirement in June, 2013. Mr. Turley joined Ernst & Young in 1977 and held various positions there until being named Regional Managing Partner for the Upper Midwest in 1994, and for New York in 1998.  He was named Deputy Chairman in 2000 and Chairman in 2001.

Mr. Turley holds an undergraduate degree and a master’s in accounting from Rice University.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America and finished his term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Rice University in 2015. He also is the Chair of Theatre Forward and serves on the Committee for Economic Development. He was on the board of Catalyst from 2001-2013, serving as its Chair from 2009-2013, and until his retirement was a member of the Business Roundtable and IBLAC (International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai), and was co-chair of Russia’s Foreign Investment Advisory Council. He also chaired the Governing Board of the U.S. Center for Audit Quality from 2007-2011.

Mr. Turley currently serves on the corporate boards for Citigroup, Emerson Electric Company, Northrop Grumman and Intrexon Corporation.

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