Written by lorea
November 20, 2015

Connie is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX), a $1.4B construction firm. She is also on the Audit Committees of ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), and BayCare Health Systems and advises two West Coast technology growth companies. In 2011, she joined the Board of the V Foundation for Cancer Research and is currently on the Executive and Finance Committees.

Connie served on the 18-member elected Board of U.S. Partners and Principals for PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, ($7B in revenues) for a four-year term prior to her formal retirement. Concurrently, Connie was the U.S.Tax Strategy Leader for the Firm. She was responsible for both short term and long term strategies for this $2B business as well as leadership of the offshoring services business. Earlier in her PwC career, she was West Region Tax Managing Partner where she was the equivalent of CEO for the $300M unit, managing the coordination of all tax compliance and consulting advice provided by the Firm for clients throughout the West.

Connie has over 30 years experience and has worked with a variety of public and privately held companies advising on accounting and tax strategies, global corporate structuring, due diligence projects, employee benefit plans, corporate mergers and acquisitions, stock options, and syndications. She served as the primary tax advisor on numerous initial public offerings and other SEC filings. During her years as an advisor, Connie developed deep expertise in technology, real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. She rendered financial advice to over 300 clients including Bechtel, Cisco, Sega, Sun Microsystems, Hyundai Electronics, Micron Technology, and Vulcan Capital (Charter Communications).

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Connie was a tax specialist with the Internal Revenue Service. She holds a B.A. degree from Florida State University and a M.S. degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Recently, she completed the Directors College program at Stanford Law School.

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