Mark was selected as Ernst & Young's next Global Chairman and CEO. His title will be Chairman and CEO-elect until Jim Turley retires in June 2013. Ernst & Young is a professional services organization specializing in accounting, tax, advisory and transactions, with 170,000 people in over 140 countries. Mark first joined EY in the Washington, DC office in 1987 and has held many senior leadership roles with a track record of leadership both inside and outside of Ernst & Young. Mark previously served as Global Vice Chair–Tax, leading Ernst & Young’s global Tax practice. Mark has served on the Global Executive -- the organization's highest governing body -- the Global Policy Committee, Global Markets Executive Committee and the Americas executive and operating committees.
Mark has had very senior roles in government, including serving as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury (Tax Policy) under President George W. Bush and he was appointed to the U.S. Social Security Advisory Board by President Clinton. He has served on several national policy committees and was the Chief of Staff of the President's 1994 Bipartisan Committee on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Mark also set up a law firm which grew to be one of the top U.S. legislative and regulatory advisory firms in the U.S.
Mark is recognized as a leading authority on tax and regulatory policy and speaks regularly at major client events and accounting and profession conferences. He has a strong academic background in economics, finance and law. He sits on the Board of Directors for The Tax Council and The American Council for Capital Formation in Washington, DC. Mark is married and has four children. Both the Weatherhead School of Management and the CWRU School of Law send our congratulations and well wishes to Mark on his distinguished accomplishments and new leadership role!