J. Michael Cook

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J. Michael Cook is the former Chairman and CEO of Deloitte & Touche, LLP and currently serves as a member of the GAO Accountability Advisory Panel, and also serves on numerous corporate and civic boards.

Education[edit]

Cook is an honors graduate of the University of Florida. While an undergraduate, he became a member of Delta Tau Delta. He graduated with a BSBA degree in 1964, and was named a distinguished alumnus of the university in 1986.

CEO of Deloitte & Touche[edit]

Cook became a managing partner of Deloitte Haskins Sells in 1984.[1] In 1986, J. Michael Cook succeeded Charles Steele as chairman and chief executive of Deloitte Haskins & Sells. During his tenure as CEO, Cook helped architect the merger of Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells with Touche Ross in 1989. He became CEO of the new Deloitte & Touche in 1989.[2]

Other notable work[edit]

Cook has chaired the audit committees at Burt's Bees, Comcast Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co.[3] He has also served as Chairman of United Way of Tri-State, on the Board of Overseers at Business School, the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United Way of America.[4]

Cook has an endowed professorship named after him at his Alma mater, the University of Florida. The J. Michael Cook/Deloitte Professorship Fund is awarded to professors in the Warrington College of Business Administration.[5]

He is also the partial namesake of a doctoral consortium hosted by the American Accounting Association devoted to discussing current topics in accounting education, research and publishing.[6]

Awards[edit]

- Chief Executive Officer Recognition Award from Women in Technology International - Working Mother Magazine's Family Champion of the Year Award - Director's Alert 2002 Outstanding Director in Corporate America - The John J. McCloy Award of the Public Oversight Board for contributions to excellence in auditing[7]

Personal life[edit]

Cook lives with his wife, Mary Anne, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He has two daughters, Jennifer and Angela; and a son, Jeffrey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History: 1970-1990". Deloitte. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Alison Leigh Cower (1989-12-05). "Deloitte Touche Merger Done". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Emily Chasan (2012-03-20). "A Good Auditor is Hard to Find". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography of J. Michael Cook" (PDF). Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "J. Michael Cook/Deloitte Professorship Fund". University of Florida. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top Accounting Ph.D. Candidates Attend 42nd Annual Doctoral Consortium Sponsored by Deloitte Foundation". inAudit. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bloomberg". Retrieved 17 January 2017.