NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

June 17, 2015: Carol Tome, EVP & CFO, Home Depot & Director of UPS

June 17, 2015
Atlanta, GA



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Location and Time


The Buckhead Club
3344 Peachtree Rd. Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA

11:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Networking

11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Seated Lunch and Program

Speaker Spotlight

William Mulcahy

The discussion will be led by, William J. (Bill) Mulcahy

Bill is a member of the Board of Governors and past Chairman / President (2006 to 2010) of the 1,800 member Institute of Internal Auditors, Atlanta Chapter. Bill was the Chairman of the IIA 2010 International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) designated their annual leadership award as “The William J. Mulcahy Excellence Through Leadership Award”; it is awarded annually to an outstanding leader.

Bill is the founding Chair (in 2006) and still Chair of the Advisory Board of the Kennesaw State University Internal Audit Center, where he leads a distinguished group of (15) Atlanta Chief Audit Executives and Big 4 Accounting firm representatives on the board.

Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Charter Schools Association and as Chair of its Audit and Compliance Committee.

Bill founded Mulcahy Accounting & Risk Consulting in 2008, and he serves as CEO. Bill was the Chief Audit Officer for Emory University, for 15 years until his retirement in 2007. At that time, Emory University had over 11,000 students, $2.5 billion in revenue, $6 billion in assets and 22,000 employees. Prior to Emory, Bill earned his Certified Public Accountant designation during his ten years with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Bill is the past National Chairman of the Board of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors. He received their national “Founders Award” in 2004. Bill served on the board including president of the board of Community Friendship Inc. for 17 years and twice received their distinguished service award.

Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Philadelphia University and a master in Healthcare Policy and Administration from Mercer University.

Carol Tome

Carol B. Tome

Carol B. Tome has served as chief financial officer since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development and growth initiatives. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, divisional finance, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.

Carol joined The Home Depot in 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as director of banking for the Johns-Manville Corporation.

In 2003, Carol joined the UPS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. From January 2008 through December 2013, Carol served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in both a board chair and board vice-chair capacity. In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150-year history.

Carol is an active volunteer, serving as a trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Kennesaw State University Foundation, and Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board. Carol is also a member of the board of governors for the American Red Cross and serves as Vice Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Further, she is a member of The Committee of 200 and serves as secretary to the board of trustees for the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Carol No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America and in 2013, Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Carol was named a laureate and a member of the Junior Achievement of Georgia Business Hall of Fame. In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Carol was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Denver.



1 NACD collaborative credit

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