Double alumnus Mark Weinberger, the global chairman and CEO of the multinational professional services firm EY, has been named to Case Western Reserve’s Board of Trustees. Weinberger, who earned his JD and MBA here, brings extensive private and public sector experience to his new role at the university.
"Mark Weinberger has demonstrated exceptional leadership and effectiveness throughout his career," said board chairman Chuck Fowler. "We are honored that he is joining Case Western Reserve’s board."
Last year, Weinberger received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Weatherhead School of Management and School of Law, the first time a graduate has received this honor from two schools. He also served as the law school’s 2013 commencement speaker. The previous year he received the Anti-Defamation League’s Achievement Award, given to individuals, the organization says, in recognition of a "lifelong commitment to the ideals of the Anti-Defamation League—justice, pluralism, and understanding."
EY employs over 190,000 people across more than 150 countries. Weinberger ascended to the firm’s top leadership post last year after a career that started at the company in 1987, but included stints outside it as well. His most recent role before becoming CEO was as global tax leader from 2008 to 2012.
In addition to his time at EY, Weinberger has previously served as the assistant secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration. Weinberger was also appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the U.S. Social Security Administration Advisory Board, which advises the president and Congress on all aspects of the Social Security system. Weinberger has also held other U.S. government positions including chief of staff of President Clinton’s 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform; chief tax and budget counsel to U.S. Sen. John Danforth (R-Missouri); adviser to the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform; and commissioner on the National Commission on Retirement Policy.
Weinberger was co-founder of Washington Counsel, P.C., a Washington, D.C.-based law and legislative advisory firm that merged into EY and now operates as Washington Council EY.
Last year EY gave its historical archives to the university’s Kelvin Smith Library. Part of the firm’s roots date back to 1903 in Cleveland, when brothers launched the company Ernst and Ernst.
"Just as EY has strong ties to Cleveland, I feel comparable gratitude to Case Western Reserve," Weinberger said. "My experiences at the two schools provided an extraordinary foundation for my professional and civic life, and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the university as part of its board."
Weinberger is a member of the International Advisory Board of BritishAmerican Business and the International Integrated Reporting Council, and he is on the Board of Advisors for The American Council for Capital Formation. Weinberger is also a member of the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable and is chair of the Business Roundtable Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy. He is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council to the mayor of Shanghai. He co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council and plays an active role in the World Economic Forum, serving as a member of its International Business Council and the Steering Committee of the Global Issue Partnership on International Trade & Investment.
Weinberger sits on the Board of Directors for Catalyst, The Tax Council, and the Bullis School in Potomac, Md. Weinberger holds a B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, an MBA and JD from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Weinberger and his wife, Nancy, live in Potomac, Md., with their four children.