Deloitte Executives to Participate in White House Event Hosted by the President and First Lady on College Opportunity

Jan 15, 2014, 15:57 ET from Deloitte LLP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) CEO Barry Salzberg and Owen Ryan, CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP's AERS Advisory practice, will join the President and First Lady for a day-long summit at the White House dedicated to increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students. As part of their philosophy of connected leadership, Salzberg and Ryan are committed to convening with other change makers to help tackle issues, like access to education, that are critical to the advancement of business and society as a whole.

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Deloitte believes that creating access to educational opportunities is essential to developing the diverse labor pool that will keep our country competitive in a global marketplace. Deloitte has long been passionate about making college attendance the norm in America, particularly through a relationship with College Summit that has resulted in one of the most comprehensive systems available for tracking and measuring college enrollment — putting thousands of students in need on a path towards success.

Barry Salzberg leads and manages the Executive committee and sets the strategic direction of the Deloitte global network of member firms. Salzberg is known for his commitment to building opportunities for tomorrow's leaders and fostering diversity within the workplace. He serves as Chairman of the Board of College Summit, Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees and is a chair emeritus of the YMCA of Greater New York.

Owen Ryan has more than 28 years of professional services experience, advising clients in 25 countries around the world. Ryan regularly visits college campuses across the country, where he shares his business experiences with students and faculty.  He is a member of Deloitte's US Executive Committee, serves on the Board of College Summit and is member of the Board of Trustees at New Jersey City University.

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