2017 UA Executive of the Year Luncheon Honoring Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte

Event Date

Friday, March 31, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm


Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750

Cathy Engelbert
Cathy Engelbert


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The University of Arizona Executive of the Year

Established in 1983 by the Eller College of Management National Board of Advisors, the Executive of the Year Award honors individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service.

Previous Award Recipients

Frederick W. Smith
Chairman, CEO, and Founder, FedEx

Sam Fox
CEO and Founder, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Janet Napolitano
President, University of California
Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Laurence M. Baer
President and CEO, San Francisco Giants

Robert M. Gates
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Howard Schultz
Starbucks Coffee Company

View All Recipients

The University of Arizona Executive of the Year

Cathy Engelbert
Chief Executive Officer

The UA Executive of the Year Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 for our annual Executive of the Year Luncheon, honoring Cathy Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte.


Event Details

Friday, March 31, 2017
11:30 a.m. Registration Check-in
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address

Please note our new location this year:

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Drive
Tucson, Arizona
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$85 per person or $850 for a table of ten

Online registration is closed.

Please call 520.626.9137 or email eoy@eller.arizona.edu to register.

Please note that no portion of your individual ticket or table payment qualifies as a charitable contribution.

Full refunds will be made if a cancellation is received in writing by March 22, 2017. No-shows will be charged the full amount.


Sponsorship Opportunity

Host students and gain visibility for your organization through support of the University of Arizona Executive of the Year Award Luncheon:

Executive Sponsor - $5,000

  • Acknowledgment placement on UA Executive of the Year website
  • Recognition of sponsorship support in full-page ad in event program, slideshow, and signage
  • Two tables (includes 10 tickets for sponsor and ten tickets for students)
  • Payment in excess of $850 is tax deductible

The deadline for Executive Sponsorship is March 14 in order to be listed in the program.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Executive of the Year Luncheon, please contact Kate Worland at 520.621.4121 or eoy@eller.arizona.edu.


About Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte

As CEO of Deloitte, Cathy Engelbert leads one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States and is responsible for more than 80,000 professionals. Deloitte professionals provide audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services, and serve over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, producing measurable and enduring impact on behalf of clients, people, communities, and society.

Since 1986, Cathy has had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she led the U.S. audit practice.

Cathy is currently a member of Deloitte’s Board of Directors. She has also held a number of other senior leadership positions at Deloitte including as a member of Deloitte’s Strategic Investment, Finance & Audit, Risk, Regulatory & Government Relations, and Nominating Committees. She has held partner roles serving several of the world’s leading life sciences and pharmaceutical companies and advised multinational companies on financial instrument accounting matters. A specialist in financial instruments, credit, fair value, and related matters, Cathy is a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

Cathy has spoken to influential media including CBS, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business Network, and Fortune about global business trends, professional services, and Deloitte’s growth strategy. Cathy also frequently discusses how to advance diversity and inclusion in corporate America with major news outlets, including The Washington Post.

Cathy is the chairman of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and is listed as one of Fortune’s 2016 and 2015 Most Powerful Women. In 2016, Cathy was also ranked on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 50 Highest Rated CEOs, and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York for 2015. Cathy is also recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016 and Fast Company magazine’s Most Productive People of 2016. Cathy is a member of the board of directors of Catalyst and a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, the Business Roundtable, and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board.

Cathy received a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Lehigh University. Cathy is married and has two children.