UCI Paul Merage School of Business to Hold Eighth Annual Audit Committee Summit Virtually

By The UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Irvine, CA - (September 29, 2021) -

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business is holding their eighth annual Audit Committee Summit on October 8.

The 2021 Audit Committee Summit is a one-of-a kind summit designed specifically to address the important work of audit committees. Participants will receive important regulatory updates from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and glean foremost strategic and practical insights from leading experts in the professional practice and board communities on current and emerging topics at the forefront of audit committee agendas. 

While continuing the tradition of bringing valuable content to audit committee members, the summit will be held virtually to ensure everyone’s safety.

This year’s event will feature a keynote discussion with SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Diana Stoltzfus moderated by Professor Patricia Wellmeyer, academic director of the Master of Professional Accountancy Program at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Following the keynote discussion will be an engaging and informative panel discussion on “Audit Committee Hot Topics” moderated by Steve Cooke, partner at Paul Hastings LLP and Merage School adjunct professor and featuring Wesley Bricker, PwC vice chair and US Trust Solutions co-leader (and former SEC chief accountant), Carolyn Beaver, audit committee chair at MaxLinear and MediciNova, Inc., John Gimigliano, principal-in-charge at KPMG US, and Michael C. Ray, executive vice president and chief legal officer at Western Digital Corporation.

At this informative summit, our keynote speakers and panel of experts will discuss:

  • ESG Reporting: SEC Guidelines and How Boards and Audit Committees are Responding
  • Impact of Regulatory and Tax Policy on the Audit Committee Agenda
  • Financial Reporting Developments and Best Practices post-COVID

Up to two hours of CPE credit will be offered to summit attendees and all attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our distinguished speakers and panelists. 

Learn more and register here.

About The Paul Merage School of Business

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers three dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD, specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees – that prepare business leaders for our digitally driven world. Through our programs, students acquire the exceptional ability to grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, digital information technology and collaborative execution. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to rank consistently among the top five percent of all business programs worldwide through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. Additional information is available at