As global chairman and CEO of one of the largest professional services organizations in the world, Mark Weinberger's career path has been extraordinary since he earned his JD and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University in 1987.
Mark Weinberger (LAW '87, MBA '87) received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management on February 20th. He is pictured with Weatherhead Dean Robert E. Widing II (left) and law school Interim Dean Michael Scharf.
He is global chairman & CEO of EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a leading global professional services organization that provides assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The company employs 175,000 people in more than 150 countries.
Weinberger will speak at the law school's commencement on May 18 at Severance Hall. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the law school and Weatherhead School of Management on February 20.
Weinberger credits his education with helping him succeed in his career journey to become leader of one of the world's largest professional services organizations. He's been a supporter of the law school's curriculum direction to increase experiential learning opportunities and add leadership training.
"Like the complex global business environment, legal education needs to evolve along the lines in this model. Leadership skills, experiential development and practical business knowledge are key components of a legal education," he said.
Weinberger began his career with EY in 1987 and has served in a variety of Americas and Global leadership positions for the organization including his most recent role as Global Tax Leader from 2008 to 2012. He was appointed Global Chairman & CEO-elect in January 2012 and became Global Chairman & CEO on July 1 2013. He serves as Chair of the Global Executive, EY's highest level management body; the Global Practice Group; and the Global Public Policy Committee.
In addition to his time at EY, Weinberger has previously served as the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration. He was also appointed by President Clinton to serve on the US Social Security Administration Advisory Board, which advises the President and Congress on all aspects of the Social Security system.
Weinberger has also held other US government positions including Chief of Staff of President Clinton's 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform; Chief Tax and Budget Counsel to US Senator John Danforth (R-Missouri); advisor to the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform; and Commissioner on the National Commission on Retirement Policy.
He was co-founder of Washington Counsel, P.C., a Washington DC-based law and legislative advisory firm that merged into Ernst & Young and now operates as Washington Council EY.
Weinberger sits on the Board of Directors for Catalyst, The Tax Council, and the Bullis School in Potomac, Md. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of British American Business, a member of The International Integrated Reporting Council and on the Board of Trustees for The American Council for Capital Formation. He is also a member of the Washington DC-based Business Roundtable, and is a representative to the International Business Leaders Advisory Council (IBLAC).
He co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council and plays an active role in the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its programs and is a member of WEF's International Business Council. Weinberger is a speaker at WEF and other international events, including the annual China Executive Leadership Programme (CELP) at Cambridge University in the UK.