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SBA alum, supporter named tax leader, vice chairman for PwC US

Monday, October 31, 2011
SBA alum, supporter named tax leader, vice chairman for PwC US

PwC US named Mark Mendola, BS Accounting '86, Tax Leader and Vice Chairman of the firm last week. He will also serve as member of the firm's U.S. leadership team and the global tax leadership team. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for the network of tax practices across the America's, including Canada, Mexico and South America.

"Mark is uniquely qualified to assume this important role," said Bob Moritz, chairman and senior partner of PwC US, in a PwC press release. "His significant leadership roles and years of service within PwC's Tax practice and focus on delivering quality to our broader stakeholders will steer PwC's clients through these uncertain economic times."

Mendola most recently served on PwC's Tax core leadership team as the tax managing partner. In that capacity, he led the firm's tax market and client service strategy and was responsible for industry sectors and several tax business units. Prior to serving in that role, he was the tax leader for PwC's Canadian firm, based in Toronto. In addition to these tax-specific leadership roles, Mendola previously served as the Detroit office managing partner, the global tax and U.S. automotive industry leader and as the lead partner on several large multinational clients.


A certified public accountant, Mendola received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  A frequent instructor and speaker, he has been active in the greater Detroit community and is on the board of several charitable organizations. He has been a member of the OU School of Business Administration's Board of Visitors since 2003.


"Mr. Mendola has supported the SBA in many ways -- from contributions to supporting faculty and educational programs. We appreciate his involvement in the school and congratulate him on his new role at PwC," says SBA Dean Mohan Tanniru.


Mendola joined PwC in 1986, serving in the Detroit Tax practice. He became a partner in 1998.