Evergreen National Education Prize

Judge Committee Bios

The faces evaluating the applicants

Barry Salzberg


Former Global CEO Deloitte Touche

Barry Salzberg received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Brooklyn College, his JD from Brooklyn Law School and his LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn College in New York City, and a Juris Doctor Honoris Causa from Brooklyn Law School. Salzberg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Salzberg is currently a member of the Thomson Reuters’ Board of Directors and chairman of the Thomson Reuters Board’s Audit Committee. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board of 10 EQS, a crowd-sourcing consulting organization. Salzberg previously served as Chairman of the Board of College Summit, Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater New York (and Emeritus Chairman), and as Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees. He was previously a board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and a member of a number of business organizations such as the Japan Society, the British American Business International Advisory Board, the United States Council for International Business, and the Center for Audit Quality.

He had been a regular contributor to the LinkedIn Influencers blog, writing about topics such as leadership, career development and education. Barry Salzberg was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited until retirement on May 30, 2015. Beginning on July 1, 2015, through June 1, 2018, Salzberg was a member of the fulltime faculty of the Columbia Business School where he was the James P. Gorman Professor of Professional Practice, and the Director of the Executive in Residence program. 

Elise Grinstead