NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Audit Committee Agendas 2017: Emerging Issues and Best Practices

January 19, 2017
Chicago, IL





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Audit Committees continue to face many new and challenging issues and risks as we work through an already full agenda. Please join us as our panel of experts discuss how Audit Committees can prioritize hot topics in their agendas for 2017 including new accounting pronouncements, revenue recognition standards, cyber & risk management, voluntary increases in disclosures in AC proxy reports, and effective methods to make the best use of an Audit Committee’s time. Our extended program will include case studies for roundtable discussions by participants and ample time for Q&As.  We will end by 5:15pm and hope you will then join us for a networking reception.



  January 19, 2017 Summary Notes

Location and Time


The Offices of KPMG
200 E. Randolph St. 55th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

3:00 - 3:15 pm Registration

3:15 - 5:15 pm Program

5:15 - 6:00 pm Networking Reception


Speaker Spotlight


Mark Zorko

Moderator Mark Zorko is a Principal with Brentwood Advisory, LLC. Mark chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee of MFRI, Inc. and is on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Zorko is on the Audit Committee for Opportunity Int'l, a microfinance bank, and was on the Board of St. Alexius Medical Center. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Honeywell. Mr. Zorko earned a MBA degree from the University of Minnesota and a BS degree in accounting from The Ohio State University. He is a CPA and a Board Leadership Fellow with the NACD.

Anthony Anderson

Panelist Mr. Anderson retired as the Vice Chair and Midwest Area Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, after a 35-year career with EY. In that capacity, Mr. Anderson oversaw a practice of 3,500 audit, tax, and transaction professionals serving clients through the Midwest. Mr. Anderson also served for six years in the Los Angeles area as managing partner of EY’s Pacific Southwest region. Mr. Anderson served as a member of Ernst & Young’s governing body, the Americas Executive Board. Mr. Anderson currently serves on the boards of Exelon (energy and utilities), where he is chairman of the audit committee, and member of the risk and generation committees; Avery Dennison Corporation (labeling and packaging materials), where he serves on the audit / finance and governance committees; and AAR Corp. (aerospace and defense), where he serves on the compensation committee. Mr. Anderson is also an affiliated partner with Lindsay Goldberg, a New York based Private Equity firm. Mr. Anderson previously served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Anderson is the chairman of the board of the Perspectives Charter School. He is a member of the boards of Chicago Urban League, Marsh & McLennan, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Regional Transportation Authority and World Business Chicago. Mr. Anderson is a member of the American, California, and Illinois Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dave Landsittel

Panelist David Landsittel has recently completed four years as chair of COSO, a leading provider of guidance on internal control, risk management and fraud deterrence to public and private companies and other organizations. He also has served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair for Molex Incorporated, a publicly-held manufacturer of electronic connectors, Burnham Investors Trust and American Express Bank. In recent years he has also served as a consultant to accounting firms and others on auditing, financial reporting, governance and quality control issues. In addition, he currently serves on Advisory Boards for COSO, the U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the DePaul University Driehaus College of Business. After 34 years of service, Mr. Landsittel retired from Arthur Andersen LLP in 1997. During his career with Andersen, he served in many leadership positions in the firm, and as audit engagement partner on larger commercial clients, including three in the Fortune 500. Mr. Landsittel has previously served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board. In 1996 he received the John J. McCloy Award for outstanding contributions to auditing in the United States and in 1997, he was selected by the American Accounting Association Auditing Section to receive its Distinguished Service in Auditing award. He has also served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society and has more recently chaired the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarships and encourages qualified students to pursue careers in public accounting. Mr Landsittel graduated from DePauw University and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Bill Tomazin

Panelist Bill Tomazin is an audit partner at KPMG, currently serving as the National Audit Market Development Leader for KPMG as well as lead audit partner on select global accounts. He had previously served as the leader of the Chicago audit practice where he was responsible for overall operations, including audit quality, resource management, financial performance, and overall audit client service. Bill is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants; National Association of Corporate Directors (serves as Treasurer for the Chicago Chapter); and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Bill also serves as a board member for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Bill holds a BS and MS in Accounting from DePaul University, and is a licensed CPA in Illinois.



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