* Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenshp and Ethics
* Ackerman Center
* Krannert School of Management

October 15, 2007

Deloitte & Touche CEO Barry Salzberg to speak at Purdue

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Barry Salzberg, CEO of accounting giant Deloitte & Touche USA, will speak at Purdue University on Nov. 1 as part of the Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics.

The 7 p.m. talk in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall is free and open to the public. Salzberg's talk is presented by the Krannert School of Management and the College of Education's James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship and is sponsored by the Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union and CSX Transportation.

Salzberg was named CEO of Deloitte & Touche USA in March after 30 years at the company, which is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms that also include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to more than 30,000 people in more than 90 cities in the United States.

Salzberg's leadership roles include serving as Tri-State Group managing partner from 1996-1999 and as national tax deputy managing partner from 1999-2000. He is an authority in the areas of personal tax and partnership tax matters, and in 2000 assumed leadership of the Deloitte Tax LLP practice, which includes regional responsibility for the Americas tax practice, a position he held until 2003 when he became U.S. managing partner. Deloitte & Touche USA’s tax practice has received numerous awards and citations and is widely regarded as the pre-eminent tax practice among professional services organizations.

Salzberg is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York County Lawyers Association. He is the chairman of the board for the YMCA of Greater New York, a board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and chair of the Diversity Best Practices CEO Roundtable initiative.

The Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics began in 2003. Speakers chosen from a variety of disciplines discuss aspects of business ethics and the role citizens play in corporate ethics, providing an overview of the impact of corporate ethics upon business, the economy and society as a whole.

Next semester's lecturer in the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics is former senator Paul Sarbanes, co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, a federal law that provides procedures to publicly traded companies for a management assessment and audit of the effectiveness of a company's internal controls. Sarbanes will speak at Purdue on April 17.

Writer: Maggie Morris, (765) 494-2432,

Source: Tim Newton, Krannert School director of external relations and communications, (765) 496-7271,

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