Speaker Series Current Schedule

Hester M. Peirce

February 7, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Hester M. Peirce is one of the five Commisioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce served as Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. While at the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce’s research explored how financial markets foster economic growth and prosperity and the role well-designed regulation plays in protecting investors and consumers while promoting financial stability and innovation. Commissioner Peirce co-edited two books, authored publications, testified before Congress, and served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee. Before joining the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce worked on Senator Richard Shelby’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs staff as Senior Counsel. In that position, she oversaw financial regulatory reform efforts following the 2008 financial crisis and conducted oversight of the regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. Commissioner Peirce earned her B.A. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.  

Hester M. Peirce

February 7, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Hester M. Peirce is one of the five Commisioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce served as Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. While at the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce’s research explored how financial markets foster economic growth and prosperity and the role well-designed regulation plays in protecting investors and consumers while promoting financial stability and innovation. Commissioner Peirce co-edited two books, authored publications, testified before Congress, and served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee. Before joining the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce worked on Senator Richard Shelby’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs staff as Senior Counsel. In that position, she oversaw financial regulatory reform efforts following the 2008 financial crisis and conducted oversight of the regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. Commissioner Peirce earned her B.A. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.  


Victoria Glover

March 13, 2020


Time: 9:30 am - 11 am
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Victoria returned to the Washington National Tax (WNT) office of Deloitte Tax LLP in 2019 as partner, after serving as Majority Tax Advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives. Victoria serves clients and the practice by providing insights on tax policy developments and consults on a broad range of passthrough tax issues, particularly those related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). As Majority Tax Advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means, she was responsible for developing and implementing changes to the tax code in the domestic business and tax-exempt areas, included in TCJA. Her Capitol hill experience also includes serving as the tax and trade advisor for former US Senator and Senate Finance Committee member, Dean Heller of Nevada. Prior to working for Senator Heller, Victoria spent the previous seven years with Deloitte, first in the Real Estate Group in Atlanta and then later with the Tax Policy Group in WNT. Victoria received her BA in accounting from the University of Georgia, and her Master in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Victoria Glover

March 13, 2020


Time: 9:30 am - 11 am
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Victoria returned to the Washington National Tax (WNT) office of Deloitte Tax LLP in 2019 as partner, after serving as Majority Tax Advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives. Victoria serves clients and the practice by providing insights on tax policy developments and consults on a broad range of passthrough tax issues, particularly those related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). As Majority Tax Advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means, she was responsible for developing and implementing changes to the tax code in the domestic business and tax-exempt areas, included in TCJA. Her Capitol hill experience also includes serving as the tax and trade advisor for former US Senator and Senate Finance Committee member, Dean Heller of Nevada. Prior to working for Senator Heller, Victoria spent the previous seven years with Deloitte, first in the Real Estate Group in Atlanta and then later with the Tax Policy Group in WNT. Victoria received her BA in accounting from the University of Georgia, and her Master in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology


Natasha Granholm

March 27, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Natasha Granholm is an Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Tax Partner at PwC with over 22 years of public accounting experience. She is the Financial Services Tax Leader for the Central market and is the digitization and automation strategy and execution leader for the US AWM Tax Practice. Natasha brings practical solutions so clients can address industry-altering legislation, manage risk and enhance operational effectiveness (e.g., tax reform, management fee waiver programs, carried interest, leveraging technology and building strong teams).

Natasha Granholm

March 27, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Natasha Granholm is an Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Tax Partner at PwC with over 22 years of public accounting experience. She is the Financial Services Tax Leader for the Central market and is the digitization and automation strategy and execution leader for the US AWM Tax Practice. Natasha brings practical solutions so clients can address industry-altering legislation, manage risk and enhance operational effectiveness (e.g., tax reform, management fee waiver programs, carried interest, leveraging technology and building strong teams).


Susan Angele

April 3, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Susan M. Angele is a senior advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center, and a frequent speaker and writer on board leadership topics including board engagement in strategy, oversight of risk, the corporation’s role in society and board composition and effectiveness. Before joining KPMG, Angele served as a lawyer and Fortune 500 executive, in roles including vice president, global deputy general counsel, and chief governance officer of The Hershey Company. She has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, and is a current board member of the Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation and the Institute for Mindful Leadership. She is a champion of board diversity, and on behalf of KPMG serves as a member of the Equilar Diversity Network, and drives KPMG’s strategic and educational support of LCDA (Latino Corporate Directors Association), Ascend/Pinnacle, Quorum, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council, among others. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Susan Angele

April 3, 2020


Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Haslam College of Business, Room 402

Susan M. Angele is a senior advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center, and a frequent speaker and writer on board leadership topics including board engagement in strategy, oversight of risk, the corporation’s role in society and board composition and effectiveness. Before joining KPMG, Angele served as a lawyer and Fortune 500 executive, in roles including vice president, global deputy general counsel, and chief governance officer of The Hershey Company. She has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, and is a current board member of the Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation and the Institute for Mindful Leadership. She is a champion of board diversity, and on behalf of KPMG serves as a member of the Equilar Diversity Network, and drives KPMG’s strategic and educational support of LCDA (Latino Corporate Directors Association), Ascend/Pinnacle, Quorum, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council, among others. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.