Timothy F. Ryan
Board of Trustees
Mr. Ryan is U.S. chairman and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a $17 billion revenue entity with 55,000 employees, and has been a member of the U.S. or Global Board for nearly fifteen years. Prior to his current role, he was vice chair of Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader, where he developed the first strategic plan for the global firm, focused on large scale innovation and transformation. He was responsible for investor relations, regulatory affairs, governance, public policy, corporate responsibility, marketing, sales and human capital. He also led the Assurance practice for four years, where he helped identify new growth areas and built a strong relationship with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Mr. Ryan’s roots are in financial services, having covered many of PwC’s most important clients in the sector, including AIG where he led a team of 3,000 people in 50+ countries working with the company and regulators through the financial crisis. He founded the Consumer Finance practice, covering clients that included Sallie Mae, BBT, Freddie Mac, JM Family and SunTrust. He also worked with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Toyota.
Mr. Ryan is a co-founder of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. The group, which has grown to more than 800 businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits representing more than 15 million employees, is focused on cultivating more diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Mr. Ryan has focused on the importance of unconscious bias research and training, the importance of having candid conversations about race, and the value of leading with an inclusion mindset when it comes to leadership, recruiting, and succession planning. He has been published, quoted or spoken at multiple events on these topics.
Mr. Ryan is a CPA in Massachusetts and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPAs). He is a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), The Partnership for New York City, and the Children’s Aid Society. He is also a member of Feeding America’s Food Security Council and the Kellogg Foundation’s Solidarity Council for Racial Equality (SCoRE), and is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum at Davos. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. Mr. Ryan attended Babson College, graduating with a B.S. in Accounting and Communications in 1988.