Sharon Allen, Chair of Deloitte & Touche USA, to Give
Sharon L. Allen, the first woman to chair the board of
Deloitte & Touche USA, will speak on "Global Trends That
Have an Impact on Today's Corporate Decision Making," at
6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Johns Hopkins
Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies.
Allen's talk is part of the Ginder Lecture Series, a
semiannual event sponsored by the
Graduate Division of
Business and Management of the
School of Professional
Studies in Business and Education.
Allen was named to her position at Deloitte & Touche
in May 2003, following progressive achievements and firsts
over her 30-year career. Deloitte, one of the nation's
leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax,
consulting and financial advisory services to nearly 30,000
people in more than 80 U.S. cities and serves more than
one-half of the world's largest companies. Allen is also on
the board of the global firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,
where she co-chairs the risk management committee and
serves on the board's global governance committee.
Before becoming chair, Allen served as a member of the
firm's board of directors and was managing partner of its
Pacific Southwest practice, the organization's
second-largest regional office.
William Ginder, a 1954 graduate of SPSBE, and his
wife, Katherine, established the William M. and Katherine
B. Ginder Lecture Fund at SPSBE in 1989. Twice a year, the
fund brings speakers to campus to discuss timely and
stimulating economic issues affecting the region and the
The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of
SAIS' Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. For more information, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-516-2838.
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