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Plenary Speakers

Plenary II: Teaching for the Jobs of the Future

Max_CarrierMax S. Carrier, National Partner-in-Charge, eAudIT, KPMG Global Delivery Center and Audit Data & Analytics, KPMG LLP

Max Carrier has been with KPMG for 37 years and currently is the National Partner-in-Charge of eAudIT, KPMG Global Delivery Center and Audit Data & Analytics. Max’s leadership responsibilities have included financial and operations management, technology and data & analytics development, deployment and support, change management, centralization and standardization of services, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, assuring the global delivery of KPMG’s commitment to client care and audit quality, retaining and developing key resources, risk management, audits of Fortune 500 companies, and representing the Firm in the marketplace and business community. He was instrumental in the development and launch of the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program.

Ellen_GlazermanEllen J. Glazerman, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Ellen Glazerman is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and the America’s Director of University Relations for Ernst & Young LLP. She supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy. She joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. In 1996, Ellen assumed responsibility for the firm's campus recruiting efforts. Ellen then took responsibility for beginning the analysis of corporate giving throughout the U.S. until the firm formed its CR initiatives in 2003. Ellen is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, and is a board member for AACSB, the Leventhal School of Accounting, the Haas School of Business’ Center for Financial Reporting, the Tyra Banks’ T-Zone Foundation and the Gina Gibney Dance Company. She has written on fundraising and corporate philanthropy. Prior to Ernst & Young, Ellen spent nine years as a development officer. She earned her B.A. at Wesleyan University and her MBA at the University of Southern California.

Michael_PetersMichael Peters, Chair and Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accounting, Villanova University

Professor Peters is the Chair and Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accounting at the Villanova School of Business. He was previously part of the faculty at the University of Maryland-College Park and received his Ph.D. in accounting from Indiana University. Professor Peters has work experience in public accounting after his undergraduate degree (Michigan State) and commercial banking after his MBA degree (Indiana University). Professor Peters has taught financial accounting at the Executive MBA, MBA, MAC, and undergraduate levels and has received various accolades for his teaching. He’s published in the top accounting academic journals throughout his career. He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania with his wife Jeannine and two children.