30 years with Wells Fargo, Chris William is Managing Director in the Private Client Group and Moderator/Executive Producer for the long-running and regionally syndicated PBS television program CAROLINA BUSINESS REVIEW. As a finance professional as well as broadcast moderator, he has been uniquely qualified to observe and comment on business and industry for 3 decades. Other meaningful involvement is Chris’ leadership as the host and co-founder of The Forum for Corporate Conscience. In addition, he is host and Director for the Forum on Sustainable Business and the creative round-table IF: INNOVATION FIRST. He participates annually in, and authors numerous business and industry panels and conferences across the Carolinas.
Mary Moore Hamrick leads Grant Thornton’s public policy initiatives and government affairs efforts, based in Washington, D.C. She is the firm’s primary liaison with members of Congress, the accounting profession’s standards-setters, regulators and other policymakers, ensuring that Grant Thornton’s policy positions are well-represented. Hamrick is a member of Grant Thornton’s U.S. National Leadership Team and chair of the firm’s Political Action Committee. Hamrick has more than 20 years of experience working for and then with the U.S. Congress. She most recently served as the senior director of external relations and strategic planning for the Center for Audit Quality.