Pamplin College to present three Wachovia Distinguished Speakers
Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business will present three Wachovia Distinguished Speakers this fall.
Peter Schild, executive vice president and chief auditor of Wachovia Corporation, will speak on Thursday, Sept. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Alumni Assembly Hall at the Holtzman Alumni Center. His lecture is titled “Enterprise Risk Management: The Process Link to Effective Corporate Governance.”
Catherine Bromilow, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in 1100 Torgersen Hall. Her lecture title will be announced later.
Lynne Doughtie, a national managing partner at KPMG, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Alumni Assembly Hall. Her lecture title will be announced later.
Schild was formerly senior vice president and chief audit executive of First Union, which merged with Wachovia in 2001. He began his career in New York City in 1972 with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) and worked briefly at Merrill Lynch before moving to investment banking firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he worked for about 15 years, advancing to senior vice president and corporate treasurer. In 1992, he became executive vice president and chief financial officer of Rodman & Renshaw, a securities and commodities firm in Chicago.
Schild, who served in the U. S. Army, received a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from Rutgers University and is a certified public accountant.
Bromilow leads PricewaterhouseCoopers’ corporate governance group in the United States. She works with boards of directors and board committees of major institutions, providing insight on, and benchmarking their processes against, leading practices and enhancing their ability to comply with evolving regulations and expectations. She is the principal author of the book, Audit Committee Effectiveness — What Works Best, and helped design the inaugural program of the PricewaterhouseCoopers-University of Delaware Directors’ College, for directors of large multinational corporations. She produces many publications for audit committees and boards, including the annual Current Developments for Audit Committees.
Bromilow is a certified public accountant and a chartered accountant. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Doughtie, who has been with KPMG since 1985, became a partner in 1998. The lead partner advising Capital One and Legg Mason, she has extensive experience in Sarbanes-Oxley assistance services, internal audit services, examinations on SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70, an internationally recognized auditing standard for service organizations), and assessments of information technology controls.
Doughtie currently serves on the advisory board of the Pamplin College’s accounting and information systems department and on the board of directors for INROADS Virginia, a career development not-for-profit organization. She received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.
The Wachovia Distinguished Speaker series in the Pamplin College is made possible by a grant from Wachovia Bank. Past speakers have included senior executives from Goldman Sachs International, AT&T, GE, IBM, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Ferguson Enterprises.
Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes the development of ethical values and leadership, technology, and international business skills. A member of its marketing faculty directs the interdisciplinary Sloan Foundation Forest Industries Center at Virginia Tech. The college’s other centers focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, and organizational performance. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of Robert B. Pamplin (BAD ’33), the former CEO of Georgia-Pacific, and his son, businessman and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr. (BAD ’64).